Badgers and Polo Ponies

January 20 - 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240
Cost: $12

Join the WAA Suncoast Badgers for a polo match!

Polo has been described as romantic, elegant, sexy and sporty. Join fellow Badgers for a morning of tailgating and an afternoon of fast paced polo. It’s time to break out the adorable hats and Champagne! Step out in red and white to enjoy the half-time divot stomp or a ride in a Clydesdale drawn wagon.

No registration is necessary for this event. However general admission is $12.00 per adult. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the gates. Children under 12 are free. To join us and view the match enter at 8100 Fieldside Drive. Gates open at 10 a.m. on Sunday, the match starts at 1 p.m.

What should I bring with me?

This is a tailgating event, so you may bring your own drinks and food. But if you would rather not pack a picnic basket, the Clubhouse on the South side of the field has a bar that is open to the public. The Polo Patio on the North side of the field will be serving drinks and varied food choices will be available from food trucks. It’s also a good idea to bring your own chairs. There are limited seats in the bleachers and they’re not shaded.

What happens if it’s bad weather?

The polo match will go on if the field is safe for the horses and players. If there is inclement weather or there has been a major rain event in the days prior to the match please check the Sarasota Polo Club website or the club’s Facebook page before heading to the field.

Should I dress like Julia Roberts did in the polo scene in the movie “Pretty Woman”?

You can if you want to, but you don’t have to. Dress comfortably and for the weather. Sarasota ladies wear everything from casual to the latest in fashion. Recommended shoes are flats, wedges or block heels. Attractive eye-catching hats aren’t just fun and traditional but are also practical. There aren’t many trees on or near polo fields, so the sun is intense, don’t forget the sunscreen! Gentlemen can wear shorts, khakis, jeans or fun patterned designer slacks. Time to break out those red slacks with “W” embroidered on them!

Can I bring my dog?

Well socialized dogs on a leash are welcome. Your furry friend must remain on a leash at all times.

Where can I learn more about Polo and the Sarasota Polo Club?

Visit and

Will I be able to buy one of those cool “Badgers on the Beach” T-shirts or hats?

Glad you asked. We will have our “Badgers on the Beach” hats and T-shirts for sale to support our Scholarship Program.

See you there!

Organized by WAA: Suncoast Chapter.

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