9th Annual SYV Polo Classic benefiting People Helping People

Monday, October 11, 2021 - Friday, October 15, 2021
10:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Piocho Ranch
1100 Secretariat Drive, Santa Ynez, CA, USA

We are thrilled to welcome you back!

9th ANNUAL SANTA YNEZ VALLEY POLO CLASSIC

benefiting People Helping People

SYV Polo Classic will return on Saturday, October 2, 2021, to Piocho Ranch presented by Happy Canyon Vineyard in Santa Ynez. This community fundraiser is made possible in part by a generous grant from The Mindel Family Foundation.


OVERVIEW

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.


EVENT SCHEDULE

10:30 A.M. | VIP Champagne Reception Sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, Silent Auction Opens, First Bank Corporate Cabana

11:00 A.M. | General Admission Gates, Food & Beverage Open

11:30 A.M. | WOMEN'S POLO MATCH featuring the Team Grand Avenue Real Estate versus Women's Independent Giving Society

12:15 P.M. | VIP Luncheon featuring Chef Jake O. Francis of Valley Piggery

1:15 P.M. | Parade of Players, Flag Presentation by Sherriff's Mounted Unit and National Anthem

1:30 P.M. | FEATURE POLO MATCH featuring Team Brady Group, Sotheby's International Realty versus Team Ramsey Asphalt

1:45 P.M. | 1st Intermission and Divot Stomp

2:15 P.M. | 2nd Intermission and Hat Contest Winners Announced/Silent Auction Closes

2:45 P.M. | Conclusion of Championship Match and Intermission/Purchase Auction Prizes

3:00 P.M. | Presentation of Awards, including the MVP Award Sponsored by Allan Hancock College and the Carlos Gracida Sportsmanship Award Sponsored by Fairfield Farm SYV.


THE MATCHES

The SYV Polo Classic will feature three matches: A preliminary match and a post-lunch game featuring high goal professionals with an intermission divot stomp.


AWARDS CEREMONY

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 Winner’s Trophy, Carlos Gracida Sportsmanship Award Sponsored by Fairfield Farm SYV, Most Valuable Player Sponsored by Allan Hancock College, Best Playing String of Ponies, and Best Playing Pony.


HAT (& MASK) CONTEST

VIP & General Admission guests are invited to dress for a hat contest with fabulous gift baskets for the winners. As a sign of the times, we will offer a one-of-a-kind mask contest, too.


DONATE TODAY

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.


MAIL A DONATION

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

Tax ID# 77-0338060


VIP TENT | VIP TICKET SALES CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 15th!

VIP TICKETS $300 | VIP guests, including Patrons, Sponsors, and individual VIP ticket purchasers, will once again be treated to priority parking, private tented seating and dining area, champagne, and appetizer reception, entertainment, goody bag, silent auction, and the ever-popular hat contest.


THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 PATRONS

Our Patrons are a group of loyal supporters that go above and beyond to generously support our mission and ensure we can serve families year-round.


Platinum Mallet

John Kuelbs

Thoma Martinov

Joe & Katie Russell

Pat & Monty Roberts

Quiota Creek Ranch

Fred Steck

Tracy Von Vechery & Kyle Wolf

Gold Mallet

Carolyn Balaban

Crown Point Vineyards

Linda Stafford Burrows

Silver Mallet

Elliott & Pohls Construction

Phyllis Hennigan

Heloise B. Power

Santa Barbara Foundation

Bronze Mallet

Susan Petrovich

*Interested in becoming a Patron, Sponsor, or purchasing an advertisement? Contact Erica Jane Flores at (805) 686-0295 or email at ericaf@syvphp.org


GENERAL ADMISSION

GA TICKETS $25 | General Admission tickets include admission only. Lunch items from food trucks, along with beer, wine, sparkling wine, soft drinks, and dessert will be available for purchase. Vendors are to be announced soon! There will also be a hat contest for General Admission guests.


ATTIRE

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


ACCESSIBILITY

If you have any mobility needs or special accommodations, please notify us in advance at (805) 686-0295.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

We are committed to the safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and community partners. This includes enhanced procedures and modified event plans in close coordination with health authorities and state and local governments.


A LOOK BACK

Take a peek at our video archives...we are so glad the fun continues!

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