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!
HITS competitors, or Polo players. trainers and pleasure riders…
Where are the HORSE people buying? The Coachella Valley is very popular with horse owners. We have a ton of open land if you like to trail ride, Internationally acclaimed Polo Clubs if you’re a Polo player, and the HITS show grounds if you prefer hunting and jumping. When you’re in the desert with your Equestrian pals, there are two ways to go..buy a horse property so you can actually sleep with your ponies, OR buy a condo or house, and board the horses. Either choice gives you lots of options in the Coachella Valley. If you are looking for a house, or a house with some acreage, vacant land or just a seasonal house, give me a call at 760-285-3578.
Horses and the Coachella Valley just fit together!
Coachella Land & Equestrian Property Update: Lots of activity in the Coachella Valley when it comes to Land and Equestrian Properties. Land values are pretty consistent, although the selection of parcels continues to narrow. Equestrian Farms are difficult to find right now, although season should loosen up the market..hopefully. The natural fit between horses & the Coachella Valley horse activities, working Farms, and Land with Equestrian potential is obvious. Our affordable, open spaces, easy access to riding trails, as well as our Internationally renowned HITS Horseshow, Thermal and the Empire and Eldorado Polo Clubs continue to draw interest and investments from Equestrians. I’ve been a local Equestrian for over 30 years, and can get you any info. you need..760-285-3578.
Equestrian Property Update: 2017
Nothing like coachella Valley land as seen from horseback!
Land and Equestrian Property in the Coachella Valley is continuing to move. Equestrian Property Update for 2017. Price/Acre is NOT zooming up, but there is a steady increase in value. Average price/acre is now approx. $30-$50,000/acre, BUT it is different all over our Coachella Valley!! The further West you go, the higher price/acre..of course! As a buyer buys nearer to La Quinta and Western Indio, land of the Music Festivals, a buyer will pay more. Interested in getting more information on Coachella Valley land and Equestrian Property Values? Call me at 760-285-3578.