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Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Newport Polo is excited to announce a new partnership to continue polo training year round. The new indoor arena, located near Newport Polo's outdoor training facility in Portsmouth, RI will allow polo students, interscholastic and intercollegiate polo teams, and polo club members to hone their skills in the colder winter months.
Regular weekly private and group lessons, club chukkers and practices will continue on Newport Polo's highly trained thoroughbred polo horses, led by our certified polo instructors. Program descriptions can be found in the 'Polo Lessons' section of this website, and those interested can sign up to receive the weekly club schedule by email.
"Polo is growing and becoming more accessible across the United States," commented Newport Polo President and USPA Delegate, Dan Keating. "Moving to this state of the art facility keeps up the momentum when polo in Newport would otherwise go into hibernation."
Newport Polo's training program of more than 25 years has taught hundreds of students ranging from teens to retirees. The varied weekly schedule provides opportunities for all levels from first-time riders to experienced players who want to improve their play. Seasonal Intro Clinics and Lunch & Learn Team Building Experiences introduce new players to the King of Sports. Testaments to the success of the club's lesson program are recipients of college scholarships and national intercollegiate championships, and other alums that have gone on to play in some of the most prestigious polo events around the world as well as here at home in the Newport International Polo Series.
About Newport Polo: Newport Polo is the home of the Westchester Polo Club, America’s first polo club est. 1876, and founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering club member services for outdoor (grass) & arena polo, and polo instruction. The founding members, who hailed mostly from Westchester County, NY, established the club's summer headquarters and polo grounds in Newport, RI where its members annually convened for summer recreation. The original club in Newport remained active until 1929 and is credited for organizing the first international polo competition, the Westchester Cup. The Westchester Polo Club was revived in 1992 by President and delegate, Dan Keating. Colloquially know today as Newport Polo, the Club supports a vibrant polo training program continually introducing newcomers to the sport. It is home to the Brown University Polo Team and the winners of the 2017 National Men’s Intercollegiate Championship, Roger Williams University. Newport Polo also hosts the Newport International Polo Series, a popular 18-week summer exhibition series.