THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE FESTIVAL OF POLO
TO HOST HIGH GOAL INTERNATIONAL MATCH
Beaufort Polo Club nr Tetbury : Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June
Thousands of people flock to the Beaufort Polo Club each June, for one of the major polo fixtures on the south-west’s social calendar. The Gloucestershire Festival of Polo combines thrilling polo action with family entertainment and a thriving shopping village, ensuring a fun and sociable day out for all. This year’s event is on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June and Beaufort Polo Club is delighted to announce its first day’s polo programme with TV and sporting stars trying their hand at the game before a high goal International showcases top quality polo out on the field.
Saturday 8th June : High-goal International announced
Saturday’s feature match is the Swinhay International Test Match – a high goal game that this year see Frasers England take on Pakistan. Spectators can expect to see some of England’s top polo players out on the field, and Pakistan will be keen to show their worth against England, so whether new to the sport or a hardened polo follower, all are sure to witness some thrilling polo action in this 5-chukka match.
The Swinhay International is preceded by a celebrity and stars match where relative polo newcomers take to the field. Previous players have come from the Olympic, equestrian and celebrity world and include Victoria Pendleton CBE, Sir AP McCoy OBE, Zara Tindall MBE, and stars from Made in Chelsea on TV. This year’s line-up is being kept under wraps but one thing spectators can be sure of is top entertainment out on the field.
Supporting a good cause
Beaufort Polo Club is a long-term charitable supporter, and this year’s Gloucestershire Festival of Polo is proud to announce World Horse Welfare as the Official Charity of the day on Saturday 8th June. World Horse Welfare is an international horse charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning, and hands-on care. Visitors on the Saturday can learn more about World Horse Welfare and support its fundraising through activities taking place on the day.
A full weekend of entertainment
The Gloucestershire Festival of Polo offers something for all both on and off the field. In addition to the daily polo action, quality trade stands give shoppers a treat, and a programme of arena displays and demonstrations starts at 11am each day. The traditional funfair will keep children entertained and there are quality concessions plus the Clubhouse offering foodie treats.
Advance tickets are available online via www.beaufortpoloclub.com, with advance Adult General Entry costing just £15 (£18 on the day). You can also book a Grandstand seat, private Gazebo or reserved field-side picnic spot, or if you want a real VIP treat why not book a place in the private hospitality marquee.