During their travel abroad, the English Aristocracy took their diversions and games with them. This influence can still be felt in the United States, especially in the natural and picturesque hills of Santa Barbara where the excellent year round weather, rolling hills and serene landscape has become a natural home for Polo. Santa Barbara became an ideal meeting place for royalty and the rich and famous.
In the early 1900’s, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club was established in 1991, the club joined the USPA (United STates Polo Association). Today, the club caters to the world’s elite and the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is the largest and most exclusive Polo club in the world.