Ibiza Polo Club was founded 6 years ago and it is now one of the most vibrant, lively and popular polo clubs in Europe. Why lively? Because polo tournaments are held in the club almost every week during the season, and these tournaments were created especially for us, for the fans, passionately in love with polo.
Eva Marquez and Gabriel Iglesias:
founders of Ibiza Polo Club
You don’t have to worry about your level of polo – just come along and play, and you will be very welcome if you love sun, relaxing and having fun. Everything that is organised by Ibiza Polo Club is done with only one purpose – to have fun!
The owner of the club is Gabriel Iglesias started the project in July 2010. He managed to bring together players with the highest HCP and in the two following tournaments he was able to count on the presence of the Adolfo Cambiaso who, in addition, inaugurated Ibiza Polo Club’s sand by participating in the 3rd Ibiza Polo Cup.
IBIZA POLO CLUB is the meeting point of all international polo players. Everyone can play there: beginners, amateurs and professionals. Polo can be played all year round and players can also enjoy other attractions on the island. The Club has one field, one outdoor arena and simple facilities. It offers an extended international tournament calendar, a polo school open all year long, and the possibility of organising special events. IBIZA POLO CLUB is the pioneer in polo team building.
It is situated in the heart of Ibiza, just 15 minutes from the Old Town, Marina and Port, in San Lorenzo which belongs to the town hall of San Joan de Labritja. The north side of the island offers a wide selection of excellent restaurants, hotels and beautiful landscape, typical of Ibiza.
The island benefits from a strategic location and an incredible climate. It attracts an exclusive public, both international and European. Ibiza has its own pace and is also a trendy place to live. It has become one of the most exclusive destinations of the Mediterranean which makes it the ideal place for tourists from all around the world.
The Club is famous for its hospitality parties – and what is Ibiza without parties? Gabriel and his beautiful wife Eva arrange fun to the fullest and always find new places: great restaurants, a rooftop party, a disco bus which carries you to the sound of disco music across the island.
The Ladies’ Tournament is a new tournament for the polo club, but for Gabriel it was not difficult to form four teams in record time. The tournament has integrated players from Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, France, Sweden, Russia, Spain, Argentina, Germany and Spain. On the first day we all became friends and memories of this tournament will remain with us forever. The fresh breeze from the sea, the beautiful red sunset and a light breeze – all made perfect weather for polo. Each team had 3 ladies and one professional player, which all made the game quite dynamic and open.
Guests and friends of the club were warmly welcomed by the players, sitting on couches in the shade of the bar.
A curious fact is that the soil in Ibiza is very unique; absolutely RED which makes the field look spacious and beautiful at the same time.
The red sun setting in the horizon and the vividly red dust rising into the air under the hoofs were one of the most exciting views I have ever seen. No need to describe the tournament, reporting on goals scored and the lost attacks: it can all be limited to a few words: endless fun, laughter and friendship.
After the game, we all went to restaurant SES ESCOLES to enjoy the stunning home-cooked cuisine.
The philosophy of the restaurant is based on the optimal use of natural resources, without using synthetic chemicals or genetically modified products; thus achieving organic food while the fertility of the land is conserved and the environment is respected.
After such a fantastic dinner, everyone went to the disco bus and enjoyed the hits of the summer until dawn.
The next day the players enjoyed a lazy beach holiday. The sea in Ibiza deserves a special mention; wherever you go you will find an azure sea, great restaurants and great water activities to suit all tastes.
Many of Ibiza’s beaches have powder soft sand, gentle slopes, and shallow water, making it ideal for those who just want to walk in the water or for those who want to float and splash around instead of swimming. All places are close to resort towns. There are plenty of beaches for adventure seekers, too.
Ibiza has seafood restaurants and beach bars (or chiringuitos) which serve fresh seafood, fantastic Mediterranean food, and various versions of paella and sangria. If you ask nicely, some places might even let you take your food out onto the beach, for the ultimate alfresco meal. Golden sandy beaches, breath- taking vistas, and fresh seafood — what more could you want?
The final was played at the sunset and a difference of only one point was won by a team from Singapore. The award ceremony was held at the club with generous gifts from sponsors to the sound of great music from the DJ. Gabriel and Eve warmly congratulated all the participants and no doubt we will all meet in Ibiza next year. Be sure you book your place, too!
By the way, if you want to play in Ibiza – no need to wait for the women’s tournament. Come and play with us in the Mixed Cup or the famous Beach Polo Cup. Book now!