2023 11th Annual SYV Polo Classic benefiting People Helping People Banner

2023 11th Annual SYV Polo Classic benefiting People Helping People

Saturday, June 10, 2023

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Piocho Ranch

1100 Secretariat Drive, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

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.


2022 Sponsors and Patrons are invited to a Friday evening cocktail party at an exclusive Santa Ynez Valley property for an intimate meet and greet with the polo players. Learn more about Sponsor & Patron Packages at this link.



Patrons, Sponsors, and individual VIP ticket purchasers will once again be treated to priority parking, upscale, private tented seating and elegant dining area, champagne and appetizer reception sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, catered luncheon sponsored by First Bank prepared by Chef Jake O. Francis of Valley Piggery, VIP Polo Classic tote bag, silent auction, and the ever-popular hat contest.

*If you are interested in joining the roster of Sponsors or Patrons, please contact Erica Flores at ericaf@syvphp.org.*

WINE PAVILION EXPERIENCE presented by Happy Canyon Vineyard

For the first time, ALL are welcome to the Wine Pavilion experience. 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! Current Wine Club Members enjoy a discounted price.


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.


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 ericaf@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x 106***


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 Patrons

John Kuelbs

Susan Kuelbs Peters & Jared Peters

The Gangolli Family

Kumar & Suzette Yamani

Steve Bauerfeind and Paul Kradin

Avalan Wealth

Gold Patrons

Joe & Katie Russell

Crown Point Vineyards

Michelle J. Feldman / Feldman Family Foundation 

 Silver Patrons

Rick & April Ammeter Sakane

Lois & Sonny Brown

High Point Ranch

Jim & Lauren Mintie

Bronze Patrons

Susan Petrovich

Donald Young

DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers 

Claire Hanssen & Associates


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


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.

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