Learn the Basics and why this sport is so popular!

Learning offside swing polo

What is Intro to Polo?

Our Introduction to Polo Class is a group lesson designed to teach you the basics! It’s an hour and half lesson to introduce polo to anyone interested in giving it a shot. This is a fun way to learn something new with your friends! If you get hooked, you can reserve a spot in the academy for the following week.

The cost is $100.00 per person for the introduction lesson and includes everything you need.  Spaces are limited and filling up quickly.  Private lessons are also available with one of our professional players.  Complete the contact form below to sign up or for more information.

We also offer Pony Clubs or groups consisting of at least 6 participants a 50% discount on an introductory Polo Clinic. This clinic will include tacking for polo, riding for polo, and swing basics.  You will get on a horse, learn proper mallet position, and have the ability to “swing away,” all while be safely guided by a professional polo player and seasoned polo pony. You will even get to play your first game in your first lesson!!! This is a great way for you to experience polo in a safe and controlled atmosphere.  A fully tacked horse will be provided as well as mallets.  Just bring your boots and riding helmet.

If you know a group that would like to organize a “Introduction to Polo” event, contact us by completing the form below or sending an email to

Intro to Polo Dates 2023:

South Bay Polo Academy/Gilroy Field

  • Saturday, April 22nd 10AM
  • Sunday, April 23rd 10AM
  • Thursday, April 27th 4PM

Menlo Polo Club/Menlo Circus Club

  • Friday, May 5th at 4PM (Sold Out)

Horse Park Polo Club in Woodside

  • Tuesday, May 9th 4PM
  • Tuesday, May 16th 4PM
  • Tuesday, May 23rd 4PM


Academy players at a throw in during one of their first chukkers!

Contact Us for more information about Intro to Polo

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