2014 event guide
What a weekend! Polo matches, top class arena entertainment, beach activities and Champagne, this year Polo on the Beach had it all.
The three polo matches started with a ladies match on Saturday afternoon, a first for Polo on the Beach, where Team Veuve Clicquot narrowly missed out to Team South West Polo. This was followed by the high goal Watergate Bay Trophy mens’ match. Team First Great Western clinched the win by one goal in the final chukka with some of England’s top international players putting on an impressive display of end to end polo resulting in 13 goals. The third match was on Sunday afternoon and was the hotly contested Cornwall vs Rest of the World, in front of a home crowd. For the second year in a row Cornwall took the title.
The weekend was all about the polo but there were also lots of other exciting events to entertain the crowds in the arena including polo demonstrations, a horse stunt show from The Stampede Stunt Company, polo pony relay races and Segway polo. The festival feel was continued with the Joules pop-up shop and welly wanging, all in aid of Help the Heroes, First Great Western’s model railway challenge, there were Segway taster sessions, a Cornwall Farmers, Patch & Acre pop-up shop, Land Rover demonstrations, roaming theatre performers, face painting, as well as the Veuve Clicquot Airstream Champagne bar and The Beach Hut barbecue.