The polo brigade mounts up for world’s largest beach polo event

13-14 July 2018

The polo brigade have hit the seafront ready for ‘The British Beach Polo Championships 2018‘ which returns to Sandbanks beach in Poole in just three weeks’ time.

On Friday 13th & Saturday 14th of July 2018 the Dorset coastline welcomes up to 10,000 people at the largest beach polo event in the world.  Now in its 11th year a potent combination of fast action, gladiatorial horse polo, beach rugby, glamour and decadent parties on the platinum beaches of the south coast.

The event will see four competitive polo teams play thrilling polo whilst demonstrating spectacular horsemanship on the sand as they compete for the title of ‘British Beach Polo Champion 2018.’

Spectators are able to watch the professionals up close and personal as they manoeuvre their athletic polo ponies with agility and power.

2018 brings with it more fearless action into the arena in the form of ‘SandScrum’, an exciting clash of exhibition five- a- side beach rugby with teams thrashing it out in the sand.

Within striking distance of London the increasingly popular beach event attracts a host of top polo players, VIP guests and fashionistas. We celebrate this year with a runway of top models gathering to host ‘The Ibiza Fashion Festival’, a head- turning fashion show and beach style guide to kick each night’s party off.

Friday (July 13th) welcomes top club DJ’s to get the revelry started, whilst Saturday (July 14th) night’s closing party sees a sophisticated party crowd dance the night away against the backdrop of the beautiful Jurassic coast.

Event Director Johnny Wheeler says ‘We are blessed to be able to stage our event on the magnificent Sandbanks beach and enjoy such close co-operation with the local Council. Year after year we attract the finest polo players, wonderful sponsors and partners and a ‘full house’ of supporters.’

Tickets range from £25 to £165