"No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle."

- Winston Churchill 

About Us

The Skull Valley Polo Club is part of a rural ranching community located just two hours north of Phoenix in Yavapai County, Arizona on the Van Dickson Ranch - and just 15 minutes from Prescott. In the early 1900’s the owner, Mr. James Van Dickson, raised polo ponies and leased them to Will Rogers and others in the California polo community, only to have them return as working ranch horses in the off season. Re-established in 2010 by C. Paul and Carolyn Harris as a USPA Border Circuit club, the Skull Valley Polo Club is now home to friendly summer 0-2 goal polo May – October. If you find yourself in Arizona, stop by for a few chukkers or bring a tailgate picnic and enjoy our club as a spectator. We welcome newcomers and old friends alike.  

David Barnett, Polo Manager

dbarnett@skullvalleypolo.com / 602-432-8182

Skull Valley Polo Club, 13125 Van Dickson Rd, Skull Valley AZ 86338

Tony Yahyai, USPA Border Circuit Governor

2020 Polo Schedule

 July 11/12th

Columbia West vs. Skull Valley - Saturday

Skull Valley vs. Chile - Sunday

9:00 bowl in

Season ends Sun. Oct 11, 2020

Matches Held Every Saturday & Sunday 9am

(Please Email or Text to Confirm Start Time)

Chukker Sign Up

Email David Barnett


Polo Lessons & Horse Leasing

Email David Barnett


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Additional Arizona Polo Clubs

Arizona Polo Club


Winter Polo Season Oct - April

Grass Only


We'd Love to Hear from You



Thank you USPA for your continued support of the Skull Valley Polo Club.

© 2019 Skull Valley Polo Club

Created by E. Hedley