UPDATE: The Polo Club has changed their policy and now charges $25 per car to watch the “free” matches. Sorry, Mile High Cheapskates. We’ll be taking this one off our list. At Denver Polo Club, polo is truly a lifestyle — and to us brings back memories of Julia Roberts attending a match during “Pretty Woman”. On the first Saturday of the month from June through September, spectators are invited to spend an afternoon in the country taking in the world’s most thrilling sport. The polo fields are located just 30 minutes from Denver in Sedalia, where you’ll find plenty of up-close action, excitement, competition and fun. First Saturday Polo matches begin at 10 a.m. until play is completed. Admission is FREE. Dates for 2017 are July 1, August 5 and September 2.
You park your car field side, so pack a cooler, pitch a tent, and tailgate right next to the action. According to MHOTC reader Jacqueline, there is a food truck for those who need a meal, time to visit with the horses/their owners and view the clubhouse. At the end of each of these free days, The Denver Polo Club offers a sample demo for people interested in learning more about polo. That means you can get on a horse or try using a mallet.
One caveat: Google maps will get you close to Denver Polo Club’s fields, but not all the way. The directions below will to help you find the action with ease. From Santa Fe Drive, turn west on Airport Road. Follow Airport Road for approximately .5 miles, over the bridge to Airport Road (again). Turn left on Airport Road and follow it past the large white farm house for approximately .25 miles. You have reached Denver Polo Club when you see the large iron gates on the left. Drive through the gates and follow the drive down the hill to the fields. Thanks Jacqueline!