Rancho Santa Fe is known for its equestrian roots. Some of the finest horse trainers in the country live here, and the area was the site for the equestrian events during the 1984 Olympics.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club offers over 40 days of exciting horse racing each season. The season begins in mid-July and finishes early September and includes the $1 million dollar Pacific Classic race. Races take place daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays.
The San Diego Polo Club has one of the longest playing seasons in the country. From May through October, polo matches are presented to the public every Sunday, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The matches feature some of the world's finest players and horses. Pre-game events including picnics, polo demonstrations, children's activities, and complete food and beverage service round off the day's fun. The arena school program operates year-round with all levels of polo instruction from beginner to expert.
Del Mar Horsepark is a 65-acre world-class equestrian facility located about 3.5 miles West of The Villas. The facility is host to the Del Mar National Horse Show each year in April and May.
Located just 4 miles from the property, the Rancho El Camino Equestrian Center offers horseback riding, lessons for all ages, and horse boarding.