Beach Polo 2018

Feb. 17 & 18, 2018

Time: February 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Location: Easton’s Beach (1st Beach) 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport , RI 02840

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Back by popular demand, Beach Polo returns to the Newport Winter Festival on Feb. 17 & 18 at 1pm, weather permitting. The exciting 2-day outdoor polo exhibition will take place at Easton’s Beach (locally known as 1st Beach), in Newport, RI.

For weather updates, please call (401) 846-0200.  Click Here for directions.

The exhibition polo matches, organized by Newport Polo, will feature teams competing each day in a match composed of 4 chukkers (periods of play) for a duration of 1+ hour, during low tide. Spectators are encouraged to witness the fast-paced contests in the picturesque setting of Newport's prettiest beach, and cheer on the teams, playing on finely tuned thoroughbred mounts.

Admission and parking at the Easton’s Beach parking lots are free. 

Easton's Beach Rules: http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/easton-s-beach/rules-regulations
Current beach conditions: http://bit.ly/2yarkAy

Beach Polo is a low-impact, eco-friendly exhibition, and a much anticipated highlight on the opening weekend of the Newport Winter Festival.  Over 1,000 spectators line the playing field each day, carved out of the intertidal area of the beach.  The players are from the Newport Polo Club and other regional contenders, playing on finely tuned thoroughbred polo horses.  Horses are accustomed to sand footing in their natural habitats all over the world, including the desert southwest.  The polo ponies are highly fit and exercised in arena polo, played on similar footing materials.

This is the 30th annual Newport Winter Festival, running from February 16th to the 25th.  Over 100 events taking place throughout Newport County will be featured in 'New England's Largest Winter Extravaganza,' combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages.

Photo by John Lincourt Photography.  2017 Beach Polo photo album on Newport Polo's Facebook Fan Page.

There is no sport like polo.  Be a part of it!   Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXVII, and is the home of America's first polo club, est. in 1876, and a founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round.  Information about Newport Polo's events, polo lessons, membership, and sponsorship can be found in About Newport Polo.