Newport Polo, host of the Newport International Polo Series XXVI, is the home of the Westchester Polo Club, America's first polo club, est. in 1876, and founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering public exhibition matches and polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round.
The Newport International Polo Series features teams from around the world & from major US cities competing against USA / Newport. The coming season promises an exciting lineup of action-packed polo matches, international team debuts and memorable special events for fun on and off the field, supported by an enthusiastic spectator audience. See Schedule/Tickets for the complete list.
Dear Friends of Polo, 2017
We are now entering the second quarter of a century in our contemporary model as America’s first polo club. In the pioneering spirit of our predecessors since 1876, we follow a constant heading with unbridled passion: to bring the world closer with teams from every continent, draw our families & friends together with a unique sporting experience, develop new players with our polo school, and lead by example in championing the needs of our community.
The new season is an opportunity to direct and sustain our future, improve what we can and conserve the essence of this institution. We treasure these weeks with generations of families & friends that return year after year to share the polo experience with us. As our families have become one, your reception of our international teams is a testament to the global fraternity of our sport and its place in our community. There is no greater validation than your participation in the Polo Series as a part of your summer ritual.
In Winston Churchill’s timeless philosophy, polo is a “passport to the world,” connecting us to 33 countries that have visited us to date, with another debut this season. We extend the goodwill of this international pastime to enrich the culture & sociability of our community by inviting all to join us field-side for an exciting series of international challengers, a festive agenda of culturally inspired après polo events, the second annual All Charity Day, and for Gala la Bamba with the Mexican polo team to support the Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center in Newport. There’s no sport like polo! Be a part of it!
Through hard work and dedicated individuals, we are able to extend our contributions to the community in various ways. I salute the Newport Rotary Club and the Newport Daily News for their tremendous effort in producing our Season Program, whose advertising dollars support the Rotary’s many charitable programs. I thank our sponsors without whom the Polo Series would not be as expansive. I am grateful to have a corps of athletes that are devoted to this timeless sport and their treasured mounts. Last but not least, I applaud the dedicated staff of the Newport International Polo Series with whom it is an honor to work.
Very Truly Yours,
Dan Keating, Captain