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Santa Maria Polo Academy offers you the opportunity to develop your skills at one of the world’s oldest and fastest team games, in the truly spectacular setting of Santa Maria Polo Club, rated amongst the top Polo clubs in the world. Located in the exclusive resort of Sotogrande in southern Spain, Santa Maria Polo Academy offers the perfect climate and location for year round Polo.

Polo is a demanding and highly skilled sport, requiring outstanding horsemanship, excellent strength & conditioning, coordination and balance.  Regular training and familiarity with game rules and technical aspects are key ingredients in advancing your game.  The programme focuses not only on the game but on the skills professional sportspeople need to succeed, dedication, determination, desire, and a positive mind-set that will allow them to take advantage of any opportunity.

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Polo & Education

Choosing the 2 year educational programme at Sotogrande International School means students who are passionate about developing their Polo career can still achieve academic success. This exciting option for 16-18 year olds provides tuition for both International A levels and the American High School Diploma in the afternoons  allowing ample time for students to focus their mornings at the outstanding Santa Maria Polo Academy.

Both the American High School Diploma and International  A Levels are recognised worldwide as university preparatory courses when achieving the required grades. Furthermore, we have developed strong relationships with both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), both of whom assist students with aspirations of playing sport at university level in America.

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Santiago Torreguitar

SANTIAGO Torreguitar is an outstanding personality in the world of polo, with more than 30 years of experience as a polo player and 16 as Polo Manager of the Santa María Polo Club.  He has participated in tournaments throughout Europe , USA, Argentina and Asia.

Under his watchful eye our team of experienced coaches will assess the ability of each player and tailor the training programme to ensure students gain the optimum benefit from  their time with us.

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A typical day at Santa Maria Polo Academy

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09:00 Arrive at Santa María Polo Club

Theoretical Classes

Practical Classes (all about the horse needs and equipment)

Veterinary Science Basic Course and horse care

Practice on the Wooden Horse

Chukkas

Polo Classes with instructors

13:00 h. Bus to Sotogrande International School

TESTIMONIALS

Lessons at SILA are delivered from our Sotogrande International Boarding House at San Roque Club where students have the opportunity to learn and practise their new language in beautiful and relaxed surroundings.

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Lessons at SILA are delivered from our Sotogrande International Boarding House at San Roque Club where students have the opportunity to learn and practise their new language in beautiful and relaxed surroundings.

For more information about Santa María Polo Academy please conctact us

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