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2023 SYV Polo Classic

Date: Sat, Jun 10, 2023
Time 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Piocho Ranch, Happy Canyon Vineyard
Contact: Hospitality Manager
Phone: 805-203-0749

You are invited to the 11th Annual Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic benefiting People Helping People on Saturday, June 10, 2023, at Piocho Ranch presented by Happy Canyon Vineyard in Santa Ynez.



By bringing world-class polo to the Santa Ynez Valley, the Classic’s mission is to raise much-needed funds for People Helping People’s programs, which are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children in the Santa Ynez Valley and Los Alamos by addressing emergency and basic needs.

WINE PAVILION EXPERIENCE presented by Happy Canyon Vineyard

Wine Club Members enjoy a discounted price. Here is your chance to get a taste of the Happy Canyon Wine Club with reserved, tented seating, a casual BBQ lunch, and Happy Canyon Vineyard wines, all included in your ticket price! 


The SYV Polo Classic will feature three matches: A match of junior players match, a women’s match, and a post-lunch game featuring high goal professionals in Team Brady Group v. Team Grand Avenue Real Estate, with an intermission divot stomp.


At the conclusion of the featured match, an awards ceremony is conducted at midfield for guests to safely gather, mingle with the players, and view the presentations of the Perpetual Joel Baker Founder Winner’s Trophy, Carlos Gracida Sportsmanship Award, Most Valuable Player Sponsored by Allan Hancock College, Best Playing String of Ponies, and Best Playing Pony.

TAX-DEDUCTIBLE (Tax ID# 77-0338060)

A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible and varies per ticket type.

Our needs have multiplied many times over as a result of COVID-19’s economic impact. This signature event is our banner fundraiser and your support ensures we can help local families in need year-round. Please consider adding a special donation to your ticket purchase.

If you would like to pay by check please make the check payable to "Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People" and send it to P.O. Box 1478, Solvang, CA 93464.

**If you are interested in giving a gift of stock or by a donor-advised fund, please contact Erica Flores at or 805-686-0295 x 106***


VIP, Wine Club, and General Admission guests are invited to dress for a hat contest with fabulous gift baskets for the winners.


Often described as polo chic or derby attire, all guests are invited to dress for the occasion, with creative hats. Be mindful, that the parking lot is in a dirt field, the walkways are gravel and partially paved, and the event takes place on a grass field.


Your Santa Ynez Valley Getaway starts here.

While traveling along Highway 101 on the Central Coast of California, when you arrive in Santa Barbara County wine country you will want to visit the Santa Ynez Valley with more than 150 wineries, 250 boutique shops and more than 60 California cuisine restaurants.