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Holiday Letter from Dan Keating

Date:    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dear Friends,

This is the time of year when activity at Newport Polo starts simmering with excitement!  While the fields have been laid dormant for winter, and the horses' routines have shifted to arena polo and eventually a well-deserved rest in late winter, the past season provides colorful stories to recount with friends, and ideas to fulfill for the next season and improvements earmarked for the next cycle.  

I am often asked, what is the most rewarding part of the Polo Series, that inspires us to reach new horizons.  My answer is always the same, seeing generations of families that return each year,  hearing the stories of how children 20 or more years ago came to polo with their parents, have grown up, and now bring their children to enjoy the Saturday afternoon contests.  Thank you for being the best part of Newport Polo.

Our journey is also enriched by the friendships that we have made with the polo community around the world, who have also become part of our family, and likewise generations deeper, over the seasons.  The holidays include many heart-warming connections with our polo cousins and plans for a reunion.

Our course is set to enhance the experience so many have come to enjoy.  You can expect the annual matchups against fan-favorite teams like Italy, Ireland, England, and Jamaica, and the debut of a new international challenger.  The 19th annual International Polo Charity Ball will once again regale guests to support a worthy local non-profit organization.  Parties to welcome the visiting teams, Après Polo celebrations, two annual Charity Matches and more will embrace our fun-loving polo community.

I hope that you will join us in the New Year.  Until then, I am looking forward to spending time with my family this holiday season and planning the return of the Newport International Polo Series 28.

I wish you and everyone in our extended Polo Family around the world very Happy Holidays, peace and good health.


Dan Keating

President, Newport Polo