Jan 022012
British Beach Polo

British Beach Polo

Polo in Poole Dorset – 6th and 7th July 2012

‘The matches are fast and furious, and the extra-large orange ball, designed not to get lost in the sand, flies around at speeds of up to 100mph..’ The Guardian

This is Polo played in an enclosed arena has been referred to as ‘Ice Hockey on Horse Back’.

Spectators are close to the action – they can fully appreciate the horsemanship, speed and gladiatorial nature of Polo.

The polo ponies love the sand – they can accelerate and stop fast and can turn extremely sharply.

The thrill and excitement of horses galloping on the sand with the English Channel as a backdrop, whilst sipping champagne amongst glamorous company, is a vision to remember – an intoxicating mix.

Polo players engage with the sponsors and spectators both on and off the pitch.


Sandbanks is probably the most exclusive beach community in the UK.

The infamous Peninsular extends out across Poole Harbour on the scenic Dorset coast. It boasts upmarket luxurious homes and pristine ‘Blue Flag’ beaches.

Poole is easily accessible with a fast rail connection (100 minutes direct from London Waterloo), good road access (30 minutes from Southampton) and 2 International airports within 45 minutes.

The Event

Building on the success of the last 3 years the British Beach Polo Championships 2011 promises to be another phenomenal event bringing with it widespread sporting, business and social acclaim.

  • Teams of the most talented International and National polo players will compete for the Championship title.
  • International Polo finale.
  • The Oakley Professional Beach Volleyball provides a good sporting balance to the Polo.
  • The 4 x 4/Polo Pony Charity Race is a popular feature and raises money and awareness for a National and Local Charity.
  • Other sporting and social activities are to be enjoyed with sumptuous refreshments throughout the day whilst guests take in this exciting and glamorous spectacle, both on and off the pitch.
  • The renowned Beach After-Party allows Players, Celebrities and Supporters to dance, relax and socialise until the small hours of the morning.


 8:27 am  Polo

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