The Mann Family has a long history of breeding and working with horses. This focus has translated into their involvement in various fields but is perhaps most evident in their ongoing passion for the sport of polo.
The Surf Coast Polo Academy is operated from Bakers Bridge Farm by partners Clemmie Mann and Sam Gairdner. Between them they have competed in polo at a professional level in both Australia and England, in addition to competing at international level 3-day eventing. Glenthompson Pastoral Company focuses on breeding and producing horses to a very high standard for the Australian and international polo competitions, with such notable clients as world number one player Adolfo Cambiaso. In addition to producing horses, the Surf Coast Polo Academy focuses on offering coaching and lessons to the general public.