Thrilling and fast-paced, Polo is one of Barbados’ most popular sports and hosts teams from all over the world.
Whether you’re a keen Polo fan or new to the sport, Polo is an adrenaline-filled and exhilarating spectacle. Mingle with glamourous crowds, spot a celebrity or two and enjoy a glass of champagne while watching some of the best players in the world.
Polo is in Barbados’ blood. Played here since 1884, British officers stationed at Garrison Savannah invited local plantation owners to join their games and quickly established a fun and sociable Polo scene. Many plantation owners had their own stables, so horses were part of everyday life.
Fast forward to the 21st century and the Barbados Polo scene is flourishing. Home to internationally renowned clubs such as Buttals Polo Club, Lion Castle, Clifton and the flagship Barbados Polo Club, the polo scene is a permanent and popular fixture in Barbados’ social and sporting calendar. Polo players, teams and visiting clubs are well looked after throughout the season which runs from January to May, and many returns not only for the fabulous polo but for the friendships and camaraderie that’s developed within the Barbados Polo community.
Caribbean Polo matches are often a day-long affair. Start with a laid-back and delicious high tea, enjoy the game up close, then experience Polo Barbados-style with dinner, drinks and post-match dancing.