The tack store known as Jackson Hole Horse Emporium was started in the early 1980’s by Oatsey Von Gontard and Andy Smith. Marshall and Alice Glass brought it to the Eldorado Polo Club as Jackson Hole Horse Emporium in the mid 1980’s and to this day that is still our main location. George Gilstrap bought it shortly after that and was the owner/operator for over 30 years. Kelly Smith was hired by George to help him run the store in the late 1980’s. In the mid 1990’s San Diego Polo Club and Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet club were added as summer locations. San Diego Polo Club sadly closed down in 2017 so Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is now our summer home. When George retired in 2017 Kelly and George’s other employee Alex Torres took over the reins to continue the history and tradition of the well known store. Jackson Hole Horse Emporium’s team of Kelly, Alex, and Claire work hard to serve the polo community and be part of the polo family here on the west coast.
Horses, any player will tell you, are The Key to the game of polo.
Players travel all over the world for horses. Notably, the 1923 U.S. Polo Association blue book observed that the supply for polo ponies was dominated by the West. Early records of polo in Big Horn, Wyoming date back to 1895. Buyers from England, Argentina & Europe made a pilgrimage to Wyoming and were given the warmest of welcomes. Their encouraging attitude and willing assistance to friends of polo established a tradition over 100 years ago that Jackson Hole Horse Emporium inherited and continues.
Jackson Hole Horse Emporium is the biggest polo store in the west for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in providing our customers with a great selection of top quality polo equipment, stable supplies, and feed & shavings. We have many products unique to polo and general equestrian items also. Everything for the polo horse and rider, if we don’t have it we will get it for you!
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Eldorado Polo Club (Nov- Mar)
50-950 Madison Street, Indio, CA 92201
Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (Apr 15- Oct 15)
3375 Foothill Road Carpinteria, CA 93013
Sunday: 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM