Beaufort Polo Club: Hurrah for the new polo season!

PUBLISHED: 11:11 21 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:14 20 February 2013

Beaufort Polo Club: Hurrah for the new polo season!

Beaufort Polo Club: Hurrah for the new polo season!

Sarah Frost of Beaufort Polo Club tells us how they're gearing up for the new season

Spring is finally here, heralding the start of the season at Beaufort Polo Club. We have been extremely busy preparing for a packed season of polo at all levels including The England v New Zealand Test match in June.

While you dream of long hot sunny afternoons, relaxing outdoors with a picnic, watching world-class polo, here at Beaufort we have been hard at work behind the scenes. The grounds staff have been preparing our seven grounds, ensuring the best possible playing surface come the start of the season. The grooms have been working and conditioning the ponies to make sure they are at their peak when the first ball is thrown in. We are already enjoying large numbers of tournament entries and the playing and social membership is growing from strength to strength.

With a great season ahead of us once again we will be welcoming top international players to Beaufort. The season starts on the April 27 with the Badminton Cup and closes on September 18 with the Royal Oak at Leighterton End of Season 2 goal festival. We are delighted to be hosting one of only three full England Test matches in the UK. This year England play New Zealand on Saturday, June 18, followed by England Ladies vs. Young England.

We will also be hosting our annual Country Fair that weekend. The fair has been running for several years and this year is set to be the best yet. On both Saturday, 18 and Sunday, June 19 the show will be an opportunity to sample local produce, participate in country events as well as watch the best polo in Europe

This month we welcome back brothers Mark and Luke Tomlinson to Beaufort Polo Club. They will return from Argentina after a strong season playing for EL Guanaco. Mark (handicap of 7), and Luke (handicap of 7) are regulars for both Beaufort and the England team and once again Luke will be leading his country as Captain.

Here at Beaufort we are passionate that this fantastic sport is accessible to everyone and cater for all levels from beginners to professionals. We run courses for schools, Universities, groups and individuals. We also offer a range of polo experiences, just call or drop in to the office for more details.

See you at the club.

The Polo Team

Beaufort Polo Club

Down Farm, Westonbirt, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QW, tel: 01666 880 510, email

Diary dates for May

April 27May 8 The Badminton Cup

30th April 2nd May 2 Goal Tournament

May 7 May 15 Spring Tournament for the Kernow Cup

May 8 Clubhouse Party

May 9May 22 The Westonbirt Arboretum Tournament

May 14 Annual General Meeting

May 17May 30 The LA Ema Polo Mallet

May 17June 4 The Arthur Lucas Cup

May 21 Dinner Dance in aid of Pancreatic Cancer

May 21May 22 2 Goal Tournament

May 30-June 12 The Eduardo Rojas Lanusse Cup

June 4 Polo Ball

Matches take place every Saturday, Sunday and many weekdays until September. All are welcome, with entry from just 5 per car on ordinary match days, from 10 per car on finals days and from 20 per car on charity days.

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