And some of the country's top professional polo players descended on a beach near Newquay earlier this week.
Watergate Bay's usual surfers stepped aside for the riders, who competed in a special match on the sand. It's the sixth Polo on the Beach event and attracted plenty of spectators.
Here's some video filmed by our cameraman on Tuesday night.
One of the south west's most spectacular beaches will provide the backdrop for a special polo match tomorrow night.
Beach polo has become increasingly popular and today some of the riders and their ponies taking part in the match dipped their toes and hooves in the water for a practice session. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy was there.