A dream for Catriona

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Catriona Rowntree will be a special guest at the Airnorth Cable Beach Polo this year.
Camera IconCatriona Rowntree will be a special guest at the Airnorth Cable Beach Polo this year. Credit: Supplied

As the 2019 Airnorth Cable Beach Polo draws closer, one special guest’s excitement continues to grow.

Nine Network’s Getaway presenter and self-confessed lover of all things equestrian Catriona Rowntree will be touching down in Broome for the three-day polo celebration.

Rowntree said she had always wanted to experience the Cable Beach Polo and getting the chance to attend this year was a dream come true.

“I was in Broome a year ago researching for my dream bucket-list cruise, which was to go on a True North adventure through the Kimberley,” she said.

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“I read about this polo experience in an airline magazine and I dreamed about it afterwards, thinking it would sound amazing to see the polo on Cable Beach.

“When I returned to Broome, I stayed at the guesthouse that was owned by Marilynne Paspaley and we were chatting about it, stayed in contact, and now the stars aligned ,with my book, The Best of World Cruising, being released and I was invited to come along to the polo.

“I thought it would be a great complement to go along and shine a light on the region.

“I am just so excited to go and experience the Cable Beach Polo because I think everything about it just sounds magical.”

During the Cable Beach Polo weekend, Rowntree will be hosting the carnival’s fashion runways at the Ladies’ Luncheon at Kimberley Sands Resort and Spa tomorrow, and during the second day of polo action on Sunday.

“I am doing everything under the Sun, I think I might actually be playing polo at some point as well,” she said.

“I’m coming over with a friend of mine from TV, and we have just said yes to everything.”

Rowntree will be hosting a book signing at Kimberley Bookshop for The Best of World Cruising on Saturday.

Rowntree said her book was all about showcasing the very best of world cruising.

“A publisher approached me about writing a book exploring the best cruises in the world so I knuckled down and I focused on what I believe are the best cruises,” she said.

“I had always known that this True North adventure was considered the ultimate and I was really curious about it.

“It had been on my bucket list for a very long time.

“I never got the chance to go, so writing this book gave me the perfect excuse to check it out, and now I get it.

“It was everything you could ask for — beautiful food, heavenly accommodation, daily adventures and gobsmackingly beautiful surroundings.”

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