Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Celebrating 5 Years of Pink Julep With a Cool Hooves Polo Lesson - Giveaway Now Closed

***This giveaway is now closed - thank you to all who entered.***

I recently went back to Cool Hooves Polo on the grounds of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (you may remember I attended a master class there last summer with Jamie Morrison) to try out a standard polo lesson with my husband and we had a great time! What you may not realize is that polo, historically known as 'the sport of kings' is more accessible than you might think. Cool Hooves provides lessons for all kinds of people at all ages from ambitious polo enthusiasts right on down to people like me who just enjoy trying something different, but will probably never own a horse or play the sport seriously.

Before our lesson at Cool Hooves, my husband had never played polo before and had only ridden horses a handful of times, mostly on trail rides lead by professionals. By the end of our hour lesson, he was riding, hitting balls and having a great time… It's not at all an easy sport and we of course didn't reach the speed that is typical in a chukka, but the teachers at Cool Hooves will have even the most timid of horse riders in control of their horse and hitting balls in no time. Obviously for more ambitious players, more lessons are required, but for an afternoon of fun and a new experience, these lessons are perfect and you'll end up doing more than you might expect.

Just in time for Christmas, Cool Hooves now offers gift vouchers giving you the opportunity to give your loved ones a present they'd never expect. For £95 per person, you can give the people on your holiday shopping list the gift of polo… It truly is the perfect gift for someone who has everything! E-mail info@coolhoovespolo.co.uk for more information or to purchase vouchers.


*Horse image supplied by Gillian Hughes Photography. 

To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Pink Julep on December 6, 2013, Cool Hooves have generously offered to give one lucky reader a voucher for a polo lesson! That's right - this is your chance to learn how to play the sport favored by royals and the world's elite… Just imagine the fabulous Instagram photos you'll be able to share! Entry is quick and easy - here are the details:

1. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

2. You must be a resident of the United Kingdom to win.

3. All activity will take place Tuesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays. Cool Hooves operates a 24 hour cancellation policy. A voucher is valid for one person and entitles the bearer to a 1-hour introduction to polo lesson valid for 12 months. The voucher is non-transferable and is valued at £95.

How to Enter

1. Simply leave a comment below with either your Twitter handle or an e-mail address where you can be reached and it's as simple as that! Entries without any contact information will not be considered - I must be able to contact you somehow if you win so that you can claim your prize.

2. Entry will close on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at midnight. Any entries submitted after that point will not be valid.

3. A winner will be chosen via random number generator on Monday, December 16, 2013 and announced shortly thereafter. The winner will be contacted via e-mail or Twitter to claim their prize before the announcement is made.

For more information check out the Cool Hooves Polo website and check them out on Twitter and Facebook.



  1. Congratulations on 5 years of Pink Julep! What an amazing way to celebrate! kathrinkdunn@gmail.com

  2. Congratulations on 5 big years! dljenni@gmail.com


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