All the King's horses and all the King's men enjoyed the best of the Indian Summer this week as they left the hustle and bustle of London behind in favour of the Cornish coast.
Twelve horses from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery left their temporary stables in RAF St Mawgan just after dawn this morning to take on the surf on Watergate Bay Beach.
The freedom and bracing sea breezes are a world away from the unit's high-profile day to day ceremonial activities in the busy capital. Beach work is an essential part of the never-ending work to build trust and confidence between horse and rider.
Huge crowds have spent the weekend at Watergate Bay in Newquay, cheering on the teams competing in Polo on the Beach.
Now in its eighth year, the free event has grown to three matches over the weekend featuring some of the world's best players.
The highlight of the weekend was of course the match between Cornwall and the Rest of the World.
Large crowds are expected at Watergate Bay in Cornwall for the 8th Polo on the Beach. The free event attracts plenty of spectators to watch the matches involving some of the world's best players.
Polo enthusiasts have been putting their ponies through their paces today in Newquay. They're training ahead of this weekend's 'Polo on the Beach' event at Watergate Bay. Some of the country's top polo players will be taking part.
t's the first time the free event has been held over the whole weekend.
A surfing contest with a difference gets underway today at Watergate Bay near Newquay. The Legends of the Bay competition is the first to combine stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kitesurfing.
Competitors can enter either individual competitions in their favoured sport - a wave jam kitesurf event, or a SUP surf competition - or they can challenge for the coveted title of ‘Legend of the Bay’, which will be awarded to the competitor with the highest combined score from both disciplines.
The two-day event is the first collaboration between the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association and the British Kitesports Association (BKSA).
Whether it's picking up plastic or even old shoes, people across the Westcountry are being encouraged to take part in a national beach cleaning event. The annual Beachwatch Big Weekend sees volunteers clear up litter from more than three hundred beaches around the UK.
The event aims to highlight the amount of rubbish and debris washed up on our shores each day. Our reporter Kathy Wardle has been helping out at one clean up in Cornwall.
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.