Polo on the beach Watergate bay

19th May 2017 to 21st May 2017

Polo is an ancient sport, dating back to the 5th Century BC. It originated in Persia (now Iran) and was thought to have been played as a training exercise for the King’s guards and troops. It was introduced to England in 1834, by the 10th Hussars. The modern-day Polo is played in Britain, Argentina and America, but originated from India, where it was known as Pulu.


Aspall Polo on the beach returns to Watergate Bay on 19th May, for its tenth year. This exhibition of world-class polo, is a free to attend event and has attracted thousands of spectators over the years.


This three-day event, will keep you captivated with entertainment right through the weekend. As well as the Polo matches, the programme of events includes Segway Polo, a Horse Stunt display team, a Dog show and a Polo on the Beach Party. The Beach Bar, champagne garden and festival food stands will be open from 12 noon on Friday and Saturday and 11.00am on Sunday, with arena events commencing at 3pm each day.


Visit  www.watergatebay.co.uk/polo  for a full list of events and to find out more about the game of Polo, its players and ponies.