With last year’s triumphant event in the bag, Polo by the Sea is coming back to the Gold Coast.

If you’ve never been to a polo match, then Saturday 31 May is the day to change that with a visit to Polo by the Sea.

Polo is, appropriately enough, one of the oldest sports in the world, dating back around 2,000 years. With over 20,000 social members, polo is the sport of choice for young urban professionals and entrepreneurs.

The main match of this year’s competition will be between the 2013 winning Gold Coast team and a Melbourne team. Hosted at Doug Jennings Park, there will also be a preliminary game between Team CBA and Team Halifax.

Guests attending the game will enjoy live entertainment and plenty of on-field action, including the ladies’ and mens’ dash races hosted in between the polo games. And what kind of polo match would it be without the much loved polo tradition of stomping the divots at half time of each match?

Sponsored by Guinot Institute Paris, Polo by the Sea will be situated by the Spit in Main Beach. Polo Enterprises Australia (founders of Polo in the City and Polo by the Sea) are dedicated to expanding the sport’s reputation among a broader spectrum of the community.

Polo has traditionally been a ‘civilised’ sport for the wealthy, with the first match pitting the Persians against the Turkomans in 600BC. As the sport’s reputation grows, the competition plans to fly over a team from the Middle East for the 2015 competition.

Polo by the Sea is the first event of its kind in Australia, and as the sport grows in popularity, we are sure to find its reputation spreading across the globe.

Event details:

When – Saturday 31 May at 11am.

Where – Doug Jennings Park, Sea World Drive, Main Beach (Gold Coast).

Tickets – Book online at Ticketek.