Britain’s best beach plays host to the 5th Annual Asahi Beach Polo Championships

Asahi British Beach Polo Championship Sandpolo Image

Taking place at Sandbanks, Britain’s most premium beach location, the 2012 British Beach Polo Championship, held on the 6th and 7th July, will see England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales come together for the first time to compete on the original custom-made enclosed polo arena.

The ideal spectator sport, beach polo offers a unique and accessible introduction for polo novices and an action-packed match for keen enthusiasts. Polo ponies are able to accelerate, stop and turn extremely quickly on the beach arena’s sand, creating a fast-paced, exhilarating game with the ball travelling at speeds of up to 100mph. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the English Channel, guests will have an unrivalled view of the polo whilst enjoying a cool crisp Asahi or a glass of champagne.

In addition to the hotly anticipated matches, The Asahi British Beach Polo Championship offers a host of activities within the festival.  Guests will be able to enjoy ‘Have a Go’ polo sessions; the Oakley International Beach Volleyball; a range of fashion shows and shop in the Beach Retail Village which features a wide selection of luxury exhibitors.  The event will also see the return of the exciting Audi Q7 and Pony charity race in aid of Help the Heroes.

The perfect solution for summer entertaining, the Asahi British Beach Polo Championships will also offer an exclusive Sunseeker Hospitality Polo Lounge where critically acclaimed chef, Mark Hix will host a pop-up restaurant.  Serving classic British dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, a range of exclusive bars will also ensure that guests’ every taste and need is met.

Asahi British Beach Polo Championship Sandpolo Image

At sunset, the Asahi Championship will unveil the renowned Polo Beach Parties where players, celebrities and supporters can continue to celebrate into the small hours at the renowned AMIKA beach party.

The ideal summer event, the Asahi British Beach Polo Championships 2012 promises to be a thrilling, action-packed and distinctly glamorous event and we at cdc are offering you the chance to win two Friday day and night tickets worth £50 each-Including entry from 12.00 to 1am with access to grandstand arena seating, main marquees, licensed bars, food concessions and the retail village and entry to the Amika Beach Polo After-Party. (Over 18’s only) All you have to do is Like and share this link on our Facebook page and we will choose the lucky winner at random from the number of entries. Good Luck!

Written by Ciara Heslam – 14/06/12