Ponies, people watching and pretty frocks is the name of the game at one of the Gold Coast’s most prestigious (and popular) events, Polo by the Sea, which is returning to our shores on Saturday June 1st.
The largest and longest running polo event on the Gold Coast, will again take place at the picturesque Doug Jennings Park, the home of Urban Polo in our seaside city since 2014.
Presented by McLaren Gold Coast, the high end event treats guests to the unable-to-tear-your-eyes-away action of Urban Polo over two games plus the time honoured tradition of Divot Stomping (yep, just like in Pretty Woman) and the Dash, where you fine folks have the opportunity to demonstrate your physical prowess after a Prosecco or three.
In case you’re not familiar with the Urban Polo phenomenon, allow us to explain.
The sport was developed in Australia in 2005 with the intention of bringing polo into the 21st century and making it more spectator friendly. The changes have resulted in plenty of rule changes to make the sport both faster and more exciting. But us Gold Coasters just show up for the fun of it really!
Urban Polo is now widespread across Australia, with a total of nine events staged annually.
Back to Polo by the Sea though.
There are a couple of options if you want to get involved in this years’ event and both allow you sweet views and access to all of the tipples your heart desires.
The Main Beach Polo Club returns as a mid-way point between the ‘invite only’ VIP Marquee and the public Polo Lounge.
Revel in the polo action, mingle with like-minded mates and polo players, participate in Fashion on the Field, and kick up your heels to the tunes of a resident DJ.
The deluxe Polo Club experience includes a shaded service bar, communal seating and shade umbrellas, as well as viewing areas adjacent the fence-line. The ticket price ($228pp) is inclusive of food and beverages.
The popular general access Polo Lounge returns in 2019, where $85 gives you event entry and access to the bar for food and drinks, plus a casual beer-garden vibe while watching the games and being entertained with live tunes. What a time.
So there you have it. Pop June 1st in your calendar so you don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a (whip) cracking day.
LOCATION: Doug Jennings Park, Main Beach
WHEN: Saturday June 1st from 11am