San Diego Polo Club

Hawaiian Transplant Encourages San Diegans to Get in the Saddle.

Provide by San Diego Polo Club

There isn’t much Hawaiian polo professional, Kimo Huddleston, hasn’t tried. From high school until the age of 35, Kimo played semi-professional football. In 1998, a national motorcycle magazine featured Huddleston and his one-of-a-kind soft-tail Harley Motorcycle across a 6-page spread. He also participated in Hawaiian rodeos throughout his life, competing in double mugging steer roping, calf roping, and steer wrestling. But his love for polo has been in Kimo Huddleston’s island blood since the age of 12.

Kimo began his polo career at a young age in Calgary, Canada, and has stuck with the sport ever since. He has played with two Royal Families, and held a 6-goal handicap for 10 years—which is quite impressive in the polo community. In Calgary, they’ve even named a polo tournament, the Kimo Cup, after him. After traveling back and forth from Hawaii to Canada, Kimo fell in love once again in Oahu, but with the woman of his dreams, Stephanie.  Together, they moved to San Diego to raise their three daughters.

Kimo has been playing polo at the San Diego Club for seven years, and began teaching lessons in his spare time. He started with advanced private lessons, but as time went on, he enjoyed teaching beginners. Kimo jokes, “they make better students because they actually listen.” Kimo teaches beginner and advanced lessons, as well as various riding and polo clinics at the San Diego Polo School, where anyone can come out and take a lesson. A four-pack of beginner lessons starts at $200. All of the equipment is provided for the hour long lesson, and if he puts you on Shaka Laka, one of his thoroughbred horses, consider yourself lucky. Kimo encourages everyone to come out to the San Diego Polo School and give polo a shot. You might just get hooked.
San Diego Polo Club
4-pack beginner lessons $200