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How do I get to Piocho Ranch?

Detailed directions from Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and the Santa Ynez Valley are available here.

Pre-purchased bus transportation is available from the following locations:

  • Buellton
  • Santa Barbara
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Ynez
  • Solvang
  • Westlake Village
  • Arroyo Grande

Click here for prices and purchase information is available

What is included in ticket price?

Sparkling wine, Happy Canyon Vineyard wines, and Figueroa Mountain Brewery beer are included with reception. Beer and wine are also available and included during lunch service. Warm and cold appetizers are included with reception and full luncheon with dessert is served at VIP tables.

Happy Canyon Wine Club:
Private tented table seating, buffet luncheon, and limited beer and wine.

Figueroa Mountain Brewery Club:
Private tented table seating, lunch from a gourmet food truck, and limited beer and wine.

General Admission:

Only entry is included. Food, water, soft drinks, beer, wine and sparkling wine are available for purchase.

Does General Admission have shade?

Yes, there is shaded seating with chairs for viewing.

Can I purchase tickets from other vendors?

All tickets must be purchased through PHP or directly from our ticketing website. No other tickets will be honored.

Is there onsite parking?

Yes, there is free onsite parking for all ticket holders.

What do I wear?

The Santa Ynez Valley Polo Classic is an opportunity to be a part of the style and glamour of Polo!

In the VIP section, gentlemen are encouraged to wear summer suits and women are encouraged to wear sun dresses and their most daring of hats.

There is a hat contest in the VIP section and one for the other venues with fabulous gift baskets for winners.

Weather varies but high temperatures are expected in late June. To access current weather at event: www.weather.com and use zip code 93460. Sunscreen, hats and light-weight clothing are recommended. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes (flats, sandals or wedges for women) as there is a 5 minute walk to and from event parking. There is cart transportation for the handicapped.

For more inspiration, visit our photo album on our Facebook page.

What can I bring?

• Picnic blankets, beach towels and small chairs on General Admission venue ONLY!
• Hats
• Sunscreen

What can’t I bring?

• Outside alcohol or any open containers
• Weapons or replicas of weapons
• Pets except service animals
• Large beach umbrellas
• Bikes
• Professional camera lenses
• Tripods (with professional equipment) or selfie sticks
• Drones
• Hoverboards
• Noise-makers

Will cash or credit cards be accepted onsite?

All major credit cards are accepted. However, cash is recommended for quicker transactions.

Will there be security, first aid and lost & found, if needed?

Security will be stationed throughout the entire event and at each bar area should a problem or question arise. For further questions, first aid, and lost & found inquiries, staff members wearing designated “staff” polo shirts are available for information.

Polo is an intense physical sport and by entering the event, you agree to accept all responsibility for your safety. Keep your eyes out for flying polo balls!

How can I reach out with additional questions?

General inquiries: Contact Erica Valdes at erica@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x109
Press inquiries: Contact Dean Palius at dap@syvphp.org or 805-686-0295 x108