Our aim is to introduce polo to as many people as possible at a free-to-attend, festival-style, community event on the sand at Watergate Bay
Polo on the Beach
This two mile stretch of sand is Watergate Bay, home to a fantastic annual event – Polo on The Beach. The kind of polo that involves galloping horses and a bright orange ball. But unlike any other polo match it is free to attend and being free is what makes it so special.
This year, Polo on the Beach is on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July and our aim is to introduce top class polo to an even bigger audience than ever before at a festival-style, community event.
Polo on the Beach has grown in quality and scale every year since we started it in 2007. In 2013 we made two big changes; we moved it from one evening in autumn to two days in summer… from a two-hour event to a two-day celebration of polo and entertainment for everyone.
Last year was a huge undertaking but with the support of amazing sponsors and great friends we pulled it off. And this year we want to grow the event again and provide yet more for the crowds which we anticipate will top 10,000 over the two days.
This year's event
We have plans for three polo matches, (including a new all-ladies match), a first-ever Segway polo match, “how-to-play” polo demonstrations, a horse stunt team, as well as live music in the evening on Saturday, a fantastic airstream Champagne bar, beach barbecue and much more some of which will remain a secret until the weekend!
Because the event is free and because we want to keep it free, we really need your support to deliver all the new matches and entertainment we have planned!
In return for your support we have some awesome rewards for you including:
- A specially commissioned polo infographic
- Limited edition, polo print bags, posters and badges
- Signed player polo-shirts, mallets and match balls
- Polo lessons so you can take part in the polo demonstrations
- Tickets to the VIP after-party
- Sponsorship of the winning team
Please support us, become part of the event, share our project with all your friends and workmates and join us on this beach on 5th and 6th July for this year’s Polo on the Beach.
Thank you from the Polo on the Beach team, Watergate Bay
Twitter: @PoloOnTheBeach #POTB14