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Main Beach to hear ‘the rattle of the mallets, and the rush of ponies’ feet’

By Andrew Bell

Main Beach real estate owners are welcoming a different view this weekend: polo. Have you ever wondered what the sport – and Banjo Paterson's famous poem – are all about? Now is your chance to find out. 

The annual event was introduced to the Gold Coast in 2013 and gives spectators the opportunity to learn about the art of polo, meet the players, relax in the beer garden and attend Fashions on the Field. Polo has long been associated with royals and divot stomping, but is also a dangerous sport. 

Polo is the oldest of equestrian sports, originating about 2,000 years ago. The sport had humble beginnings in Australia, but has gone on to be a revenue maker. Polo in the City has made more than $34 million in positive marketing value over four years. Organisers are working to make Polo by the Sea a national and international tourist attraction. 

Tickets for the VIP marquee, the private marquee and the corporate marquee have already sold out but there are limited tickets remaining for the Blue Sky Brewery Polo Lounge. Head down to Doug Jennings Park on 31 May, 2014 and find out for yourself why, worldwide, polo is becoming one of the fastest growing spectator sports.

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