|Holders House, Barbados|
Holders House is available for exclusive hire for polo and non-polo related visitors. Holders House, in the heart of the west coast of Barbados, for many years, has played host to royalty and celebrities, all guests of the Kidd family, who have owned this magnificent home for over 40 years. Holders House is renowned world-over as the venue for the most established and internationally acclaimed Holders Season. Whether your visit is to explore the delights of Barbados as an exclusive Caribbean holiday destination and experience colonial life, or to enjoy the fun filled polo season that Barbados has to offer, Holders has it all.
Rates start at US $150 - US $300 per night, with chukka and full polo playing packages available at an additional per player cost.
For a quote and information on calendar availability, contact us. Rates include breakfast, laundry and an honesty bar, with lunch available at US $40 and US$ 60 per head.
Polo Holidays at Holders House, Barbados
Polo holiday packages and polo hospitality is available for both resident and non-resident visitors. The first polo field to be built in Barbados is situated at Holders, with several new polo fields having been created more recent years. There are currently four polo fields in Barbados, located at: Holders, Lion Castle, Water Hall and Clifton.
Polo is played to a high level in Barbados, with several first-class matches between the Barbados team and visiting international teams throughout the year.
Polo was brought to Barbados by the British calvary officers who was based in the island in the 19th century. In fact the Barbados Polo Club was formed in 1884.Holders House offers a fun family atmosphere with Christmas and New Year invitations by invititation of the Kidd family only.
Holders House is available for rental throughout the year, but polo is only available from January through to May each year, with major tournaments being played in March. All polo packages are designed and overseen by Jack Kidd with hospitality and accommodation being organised by Wendy Kidd.
View the Holders House Gallery | View the Polo in Barbados Gallery | Visit the Holders House Website
About Holders Season
Founded in 1993, the Holders Season is established as the premier cultural event in the Caribbean, having been host to numerous massive international stars such as Kylie Minogue and Luciano Pavarotti. Acclaimed nationally and internationally, the season is a celebration of opera, music and theatre. The production always plays to capacity houses and it's high artistic standard draws audiences from around the world.
Holders House, St. James, plays host to this musical and theatrical festival annually and this stately house has been in existence for over 300 years and is an interesting mixture of English and Barbadian vernacular. The grounds are extensive and lovely with mature tropical trees and shrubs, the perfect setting for the open-air theatre that comes alive every year during the Holders Season.
View the Holders Season Gallery | Visit the Holders Season Website