Our Story


Chris and John Gandomcar with their daughters.

John and Chris Gandomcar bought Cottonwood 35 years ago and raised their family here.

The Gandomcars made Cottonwood an international polo hub and developed excellent riding and training programs. But they also purposefully created a cordial, laid-back atmosphere that’s family friendly and open to all kinds of folks and horses.

Their daughters, Tara and Erica, love Cottonwood and have taken over day-to-day operations for the riding club as well as the Denver Polo Club. They and our other trainers work to maintain a friendly atmosphere, and to provide accessible, excellent lesson programs for riders of many levels.