Polo on the Beach
Polo on the Beach has come a long way from the first game watched by 500 people on a blustery September evening, nine years ago.
It’s now a mid-summer highlight of the Cornwall event calendar with a crowd of over 10,000 spectators enjoying the festival atmosphere, all for free.Brought to you by the team at Watergate Bay Hotel, Polo on the Beach has always been free to attend. And will always remain so.
Polo on the Beach is designed to break down elitist barriers associated with polo so that it can be a sport accessible to all. It’s about letting as many people as possible have a taste of the this dynamic, action-packed spectacle, capturing their imagination and inspiring them to try something new.
We work closely with South West Polo to deliver the polo matches and their involvement is instrumental to its success. This ensures we host authentic and exciting matches, which over the years have attracted some of the country’s finest polo players.
What used to be a single match wrapped up by sunset has now grown beyond recognition. In 2012 Olympic silver medallist Mary King rode in a pre-match chukka, while 2013 saw a new weekend format. By 2014 we played three polo matches, as well as introducing Segway polo and a whole community element with a festival feel, entertainment on the beach and live music.
Polo on the Beach 2015 built on the momentum of its past success, extending to a three-day event held from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June 2015, with a Saturday night beach party, arena and beach entertainment and attracting record crowds.
This year with new sponsors Aspall cyder we plan for Polo on the Beach 2017 to be bigger and better than ever before.