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Manolo Polo School

Welcome to Manolo Polo School, home to Professional Polo Player and Trainer Santiago "Topo" Mendez. We train riders with any level of experience, from the fundamentals of equitation to advanced polo training. Located in beautiful Del Mar, the school is surrounded by the serene San Dieguito River preserve with access to miles of nature trails and a constant ocean breeze. 


Classes and Courses

Private One On One Lessons With Professional Polo Player, Santiago "Topo" Mendez

These lessons are designed for individual player improvement.  Topo has decades of experience from playing around the world, and as a Trainer he is able to help you improve every aspect of your game from horsemanship down to your mallet grip.


Group Lessons

Group lessons aim to help players understand the rules of the game, as well as improve their teamwork and strategy.  Two or more riders required. 

Advanced Technical Training

Designed for players that want to up their game, these lessons teach the finer points and push you to develop your skills to their limit. 


About Manolo Polo School

Equitation, Polo, Sportsmanship

Manolo Polo School was created to preserve and expand the sport of Polo in San Diego. Our unique approach to learning, beautiful facilities, and expert trainers make Manolo Polo School one of the best equestrian schools in San Diego. We invite you and your family to stop by and watch some chukkers, get involved, or just enjoy the social and family environment we have cultured.


Manolo Polo School News

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Santiago "Topo" Mendez 

Authentic Argentine Gentleman and Professional Polo Player, Topo has been riding and training horses for over 40 years.  A genuine love of the sport coupled with decades of professional experience make Topo a "rising tide" for his students. 

Philip Arthur Ruan

Philip grew up riding with his mother in Iowa, he found Polo as a cadet at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he lettered in Varsity Polo, represented the Black Horse Troop in Washington D.C., and studied multiple equestrian disciplines from Vaulting to Dressage.

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Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us with questions or special requests.

14550 El Camino Real
Del Mar, San Diego County 92014

(858)254-1337 or (760)681-0289