Horses

Our Horses

Calvin
As one of our tallest and most athletic horses, Calvin plays a fast field game. Calvin is one of our best ponies with a more experienced rider, and keeps his rider on their toes and attentive to the game. The beloved ‘stand-in boyfriend’ of our women’s team, Calvin loves attention and cuddles!

 

 

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 Dark and Stormy

Das is a sturdy mare with a great bump. Das is willing to challenge any horse in a ride off. She’s also very responsive and can turn on a dime. We’re lucky to have her.

 

 

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Grappa
Quick, responsive, and extremely athletic, this adorable mare has an uncanny resemblance to a teddy bear. Great for newer members to play, as well as our most advanced, Grappa is an all-around great polo pony and invaluable member of the team. She won “Best Playing Pony” at the 2015 Regionals in CalPoly.

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Juno

One of the most affectionate ponies in our string, Juno is a lively and responsive mare. She has a solid hitting platform, but teaches riders to be attuned to their riding, and to use body cues. She always searches people’s pockets for treats, and often uses humans as personal face scratching posts.

 

 

 

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Kamikaze

Kamikaze is a fiery chestnut mare. Although she can be a challenging ride, she’s athletic, fast, and handy. She is especially great in the arena and is former women’s captain, Laura Hansen’s, favorite horse.

 

 

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Margarita

Voted the Men’s Best Playing Pony at the 2011 Western Regionals, Margarita responds perfectly to the slightest cues. Affectionately referred to as “MooMoo” or “dairy cow” because of her distinctive facial markings, Margarita is a favorite among our experienced players.

 

 

Stout

Possessed of a beautiful mahogany coat and a sturdy rump (and sometimes described as the inspiration for Sir Mix-A-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’), Stout is a solid and easygoing teacher for our less experienced members. With the right encouragement, Stout is a powerhouse in the arena, known for her strong, commanding bumps. She also makes a smooth and solid field pony, and is a reliable member of our string.

 

Jack

 

Jack Daniels 

Jack is a solid horse both for Newbies and Oldies. Won most handsome pony every year of his membership in the club, and is the horse component of SPC’s two year-running “Jack” trifecta

 

 

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Maiden Lane

One of our youngest little mares, our coaches are working to make her a great polo pony and we have high hopes for her in coming years.

 

 

 

 

 

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Captain Morgan

Captain is great for our oldies, and especially loved by men’s team captain Eric Bridsall. He has a powerful stride and loves to hang around the fence whenever Skyy or Patron is taken out

 

 

 

Patrón

Named by alumni Eric Schloss, Patrón has been an excellent contribution to the team. He is quickly responsive and comes out of the lineup well.

 

 

Gin & Tonic

Also known as G&T or Ginny, this mare came in with the Patron, Captain, and Skyy. Identifiable by the bright star on her face and playfulness in the pasture, this mare is a smooth ride and really responsive, especially in the field. She’s attuned to everything going on around her, and plays the line well.

 

Rusty Nail

A beautiful chestnut, Rusty is our “rocking horse” and belongs to coach Mike Zeliger. His springtime coat resembles a shining penny and is amazingly soft. He’s a good newbie horse, but has real spunk and attitude in our varsity games, and is great on the field.

 

Nova

Nova is actually a pun on the spanish “No Vas” or “Does not go.” Incredibly fast on the field, Nova is a sweet challenge for advanced riders.

Sangria

One of coach Heather’s horses, she is an incredible polo pony with excellent responsiveness and one of the gentlest mares in our pasture.

Fish

A young gelding, Fish is the third of Heather’s three horses. He is one of our best horses and is incredibly attuned to his rider and the game. Distinguishable from our many chestnuts by a brand on his shoulder, Fish can be shy at first but is quick to give affection and energy.

Martini

Martini is a good ride and an adorable black mare. After taking a year off, she is primarily a newbie horse, though is beloved by all members of the women’s team past and present.

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Jäegermeister

One of the toughest and most spirited of our pasture, Jaeger has been recovering from a near death experience since the fall of 2014 when he lost most of the muscle in his back leg. He’s made amazing strides in his recovery that have defied odds and expectations. He is currently a good newbie horse and has made strides to join our strings in slower chukkers.