Polo, the sport of Kings was introduced to Barbados in the 1800s by British army officers based at Garrison Savannah and since then the sport has grown significantly. As well as players, the Island draws in many spectators with the season running from December to the end of April. This season competing teams will travel from Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, as well as Hickstead, Ferne Park and Cheshire in the UK.
The chic Buttals Farm Polo Club in Barbados is offering new polo packages with first class instruction from Argentinean polo master, Salvador Sanchez Duggan. Holidaymakers are invited to play whilst visiting Port Ferdinand or Saint Peter’s Bay resorts. Complimentary tickets to a polo match or tournament are also available for those booking a polo package.
Special packages are available until 31st May to those who book a minimum seven-night stay at either of the two luxury resorts. Polo players of all levels are welcome from beginners right through to specialists. Buttals is just a 30-minute drive from the resorts and facilities include a large round sand track, practice track and main polo field. Only first-class equipment is used and ponies are hand-picked. For all polo experiences, the Club provides safety helmets, chaps, mallets (sticks) and balls and standard rental car hire for one week is included.
Beginners Polo Experience
Three one to one polo lessons, two 30 minute stick and ball (two horses), one instructional chukka. Cost: US$ 1,700.00
Intermediate Polo Experience
Two one to one polo lessons, three 30 minute stick and ball sessions, two Instructional chukkas. Cost: US$ 1,700.00
Experienced Polo Player Sessions
Two one to one polo lessons, four stick and ball 30 minutes sessions (two horses), two stick and ball one hour sessions (four horses). One Polo Match at Buttals Polo Club – four chukkas – includes gear provided by Club, horses, umpires and timekeeper/ Cost: US$ 3,400
In addition, guests booking a polo package will receive a VIP meet and greet at the airport plus airport transfers , welcome cocktail on arrival , welcome package on arrival , complimentary breakfast daily, complimentary turtle tour , complimentary non-motorised water sports and water taxi service between Port Ferdinand and sister resort, St. Peter’s Bay . Also included is full use of the pool, beach and food and beverage facilities at St. Peter’s Bay.
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