Coachella Valley Polo is returning for 2024!
Polo in the Coachella Valley, 2024. The polo players and their entourages are heading back to the Coachella Valley from their summer club homes. Where do Polo players go in the summer? Plenty of clubs..Santa Barbara Polo Club, Spokane Polo Club, Menlo Park, Jackson Hole, WY, Sheridan, Wy., Houston, Aiken..good grief, there is summer polo all over the place! But, come November, they start pulling their winter strings and teams together. If you are a winter Coachella Valley visitor, and are looking for a home, land, equestrian property or investment opportunity, give local Realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.
Polo season in the Coachella Valley is returning for the season for 2024. Practice games start at the Eldorado Polo Club in mid December. Tournaments start the first weekend of January, and run through March. Always surprising to me that so many of our local Coachella Valley residents don’t know about Sunday games. They are open to the public, with small fees/car. You can also purchase social memberships, VIP tents, or tailgate tickets. Call the Eldorado Club and speak with the social manager at 760-342-2223.
If you are looking to buy a local property so you can enjoy our terrific winters here in the Coachella Valley, give me a call at 760-285-3578. I’ve been a local realtor for 22 years, buying and selling residential properties, equestrian properties, farm land, vacant land, and also commercial investment opportunities with my Commercial partner. I have a 19 acre parcel with a pool home available for 3.6 million. How about a 7.8 acre corner parcel, ($2,350,000), with a small home, zoned for horses, and also zoned for commercial so that when you develop it after you use it for a farm, you can put a hotel on it and triple your money! There are still lots of opportunities in the Coachella Valley, and the eastern valley is very familiar to me. Take a look at this farm that I just sold near the Thermal Club in Thermal. This 20 acre farm just closed but I have others!
Horses and the Coachella Valley just fit together!
Dressage is coming to the desert via HITS. If you’re an equestrian, and you happen to practice the dressage discipline, now is the time to get ready to come to the Thermal desert horse show! Beginning with Desert Dressage 1 which starts 10-27 to 10-29, the season kicks off with all levels of competition. My equestrian friends, fellow competitors and clients are pulling or shipping their steeds back to the gorgeous sands of the Coachella Valley for another exciting season! If you are looking to buy or sell a home, land, equestrian compound or maybe just buy some land and hold it, give local realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.
National Level 3 Dressage Competition includes qualifying competition for…
- 2024 FEI North American Youth Championships
- 2024 USEF Pony Rider Dressage National Championships, 2024 USEF Children Dressage National Championships
- 2024 Adequan/USEF Junior Dressage National Championships
- 2024 Horseware Ireland/USEF Young Rider Dressage National Championships
- 2024 Adequan/USEF Young Adult “Brentina Cup” Dressage National Championships
- 2024 Neu Schule/USEF Intermediate I Dressage National Championships
- 2024 Neu Schule/USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championships
- 2024 Adequan/USEF Para Dressage National Championships
- Great American/USDF Regional Championships
- CDS Recognized
2023-2024 Desert Dressage Dates
Desert Dressage I: October 27-29, 2023 Level 3
Desert Dressage II: November 16-19, 2023 Level 5
Desert Dressage III: December 14-17, 2023 Level 5
Desert Dressage IV: January 4-7, 2024 Level 5
IF you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Coachella Valley, give me a call and take the tour below; this 78 acre farm on a critical corner at 53/Jackson, Thermal. Seller will sell in 2024 for $125,000/acre firm. This is quite possibly the BEST located large parcel of land remaining on the western border of La Quinta. Call for your personal showing today! Kim Kelly, 760-285-3578.
2024 polo season is about ready to start!!
Polo update for 2024 season: It’s that time of year again..polo and HITS show seasons are getting ready for 2024! The world famous Eldorado Polo Club will be having another full roster of teams competing in 2024. As for the HITS horseshow, the Sunshine competition will be November 1-12, and they are now taking reservations for the 2024 season. If you’re looking to buy or sell a seasonal home or farm, or a year round home or equestrian property, give me a call at 760-285-3578.
The polo grounds have had some recent changes. Field #4 by the Cantina, which we did not have access to last year due to the enormous tent the music festival owners installed on it, is back for 2024! This is a very popular field because the noon games can be watched over lunch or cocktails at The Cantina! Family friendly, and a polo friendly announcer there as well. Another change for the season is the stabling. The pipe pens by Jackson Hole Horse Emporium and Pablo’s tack repair shop are all gone! The pipe pens are being re assembled behind the old HITS showground stalls. If you’re looking for stabling for the 2024 season, visit the Eldorado website and get your reservation in!
It’s been a busy summer for real estate. Land and Farms in particular have been transferring consistently over the summer. If you’ve been thinking of buying a farm or vacant land or a home, don’t sit. Inventory is down, so prices have remained steady, and buyers that are ready, can still get a decent price. Mortgage rates are still high at 6-7%, but with land and farms, it is not unusual for sellers to carry the note with 40-50% down. Take a tour of this 2 acre property located East of hwy 86; called Pineapple Hill Retreat, and offered at $1,500,000.
Polo in the summer in the Coachella Valley
Summer polo in the Coachella Valley. We’ve had a very mild May, and it seems June is going to be the same. We are looking at 90’s as a high for the end of May into the first week of June. That makes it easy for us local desert rats to play summer polo! The Eldorado Polo club is still in the process of taking down the music festival installations, including that huge tent that took up the entire Field #4!. Empire Polo Club is no longer a polo facility, but rather an event site, so our local summer polo is currently happening at Rancho Polo Equestrian Center in Thermal. People looking for property in the Coachella Valley are welcome to stop by and see an early morning practice. If you are looking to buy or sell your property in the Coachella Valley, give local Realtor, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.
Polo is enjoyed by hundreds of players and their ponies in the Coachella Valley year round, though our true season runs from December through April. Summer polo is played at 8 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The Thermal HITS show grounds hosts fantastic competitions as early as November, and running through April. Polo and HITS competitors are active owners of real estate in the Coachella Valley. Sometimes they want a small condo such as at Indian Palms Country Club. Some of my clients look for 4 to 5 bedroom homes to house their grooms and barn managers, in communities such as the La Quinta Cove or Desert Club Estates.
Often competitors shop for their desert retreat in gated, golf course communities such as Rancho La Quinta, The Hideaway, Tradition, Mountain View Country Club and La Quinta Country Club. Let me know your price point, and general area of the valley that you may be interested in, and I’ll take it from there! Many other buyers may be thinking of purchasing a parcel of land, either undeveloped or an equestrian estate. Our valley offers it all! Take a tour of this incredible land parcel known as Siri Ranch in Thermal, CA. Offered at $26,000/acre with 4 water meters on a total of 108 acres. One or multiple smaller parcels may be purchased rather than the large one if that is what you are looking for.
Coachella Valley polo club, Eldorado.
2023 HITS and POLO update: Well, to say 2023 has been difficult for polo is an understatement. The polo season and HITS seasons run concurrently with season starting January and running through the end of March. The Eldorado Polo Club was buzzing along with a full roster of teams in all the Leagues, and stabling was full. Then the polo season came to an end abruptly with 2 weeks remaining!
Unfortunately, an infectious virus, known as EHV was found in a horse at the polo club. The original mare had to be put down, and the nearby horses were moved into isolation. Local Vet, Mike Manno, worked with the club and also the State of California in quarantining the remaining horses. No horses are allowed on or off the polo fields until quarantine is over, 3/30. A sad ending to the season, but we players are very serious about taking care of our ponies, and all of us have been respectful of the quarantine. No other deaths have been reported.
The Desert Horse Park just wrapped it’s 2023 season! Tons of horses, classes and spectators made for another successful season. One of our local farms, Forsythe Farms, with owner/trainer Laura Forsythe, had a very successful 2023 show season. Congrats! So fantastic that both Polo and Jumping, both enormous equestrian draws for the Coachella Valley, are both such successful endeavors in our valley. If you are looking for Land, maybe a seasonal home to stay in during the local events, or an equestrian property, give Kim Kelly, local Realtor and equestrian a call at 760-285-3578. Take a tour of this incredible 20 acre equestrian training and boarding facility. Offered at $2,600,000.
HITS Thermal Horse Park around the corner from the Thermal Club, entry on Airport Blvd., Thermal, CA.
HITS & Polo Update: Another Season is about to begin in the Coachella Valley Horse world. Polo ponies and their owners will begin arriving in November, and the HITS show competitors will be hauling in their top jumping and show prospects in November, and through December. Time for another HITS & Polo Coachella Valley Equestrian Update! If you’re searching for Land, Ranches or Residential, give local agent, Kim Kelly a call at 760-285-3578.
The tree lined entry to the Eldorado Polo Club off of Madison St., Indio
HITS and Polo Updates: The 2019 Season is coming to a close for both our two Coachella Valley Polo Clubs, Eldorado and Empire. If you don’t do polo, but are of the Hunter/jumper persuasion, 2019 is a Thermal HITS wrap, but 2020 is just around the corner. It’s a great time to look at Equestrian properties, both farms and vacant land. Call Kim Kelly, local Equestrian and realtor 760-285-3578.
Entry to the Eldorado Polo Club
Here we go with another season..2019! Eldorado Polo Club had it’s opening tournament, the Womens’, Dec. 27-30. Games were FREE for everyone, and League games are now regularly played at both clubs on Sundays at noon and 2 pm. Right next door the Empire Polo Club is bracing for an onslaught of horses and players with Memo Gracida now working with Vicki and Kevin to push Polo to greater places for 2019. Out in the east Valley, the HITS show grounds is underway for yet another successful season of hunter/jumper competition. OPEN to the public!
The Coachella Valley offers many equestrian options for Equestrians!
Vacation Rentals for Horses??? The Luxury Lease real estate business is HUGE here in the Coachella Valley. The Equestrian business is HUGE here in the Coachella Valley. Why not merge the two?? Well, some great entrepreneurs have captured the idea and are moving into the market. Much of our equestrian business is seasonal; horse owners haul their horses into the Valley, compete, and haul them out again. That means road trips for the horses! Looking for horse property help, give me a call at 760-285-3578.
Contemporary home on 4 Acres for sale, Thermal
Polo & HITS Update; 2019. The 2019 Horse Events season is ON! Both Polo Clubs in Indio, California, Eldorado Polo Club and Empire Polo Club are open for the 2019 season, with Polo Games every weekend through March. HITS Thermal Horse Show is hosting Jumping events for our horse loving crowds, both weekly and all day long Saturdays and Sundays. If you are a Coachella Valley home owner, a winter snowbird, or a weekend warrier trying to escape the cold, spend a day at the Horseshow, and/or a Polo game! If you’re thinking about buying a winter condo or a home, in a gated or non-gated community, or Equestrian property, give me a call at 760-285-3578, and let’s see what interests you!