Robin Uihlein, Sarasota Polo President, recalls â€œit was one of the craziest things Iâ€™d ever seen.â€ After Robin donated mallets, saddles and a few ponies to the cowboy games, things got interesting.
It was around that time when all the talk about a â€œrealâ€ polo club began.
When Schroeder-Manatee Ranch
finalized the decision to include a polo club in their master-planned community, Robin
family, who were living on a ranch in Texas, headed east to Sarasota to take up the challenge.
The Sarasota Polo
Club, established in 1991, became the first development in Lakewood Ranch. â€œWe started out small, just two fields.
But the people came,â€ says Robin
, recalling that it wasnâ€™t easy to get them out here. â€œBack then University Parkway was a long, dusty shell road.
As for Club President Robin Uihlein, he can be proud of his â€œfield of dreamsâ€.
has put together a first-class operation with a continued reputation for fairness, fast-playing fields and family fun.