Do's & Don'ts

Do's & Don'ts

Do bring your 4-legged friends, on a leash, if they are well-behaved in public. However, pets are not allowed in the Pavilion due to state and local regulations.

Don't leave their calling card on the grounds.

Do bring a tailgate picnic and cooler with beverages.

Don't leave your trash on the polo grounds unless securely placed into trash canisters provided on the polo grounds or trash canisters located along the exit drive near the top of Glen Farm.

Smoking is tolerated as long as it is not in the immediate vicinity of others, and the butts are not left on the grounds.

Grilling is tolerated as long as the coals are not dumped on the grounds and as long as the grill has a stand to elevate it off the grass high enough not to burn the lawn.  Burned lawn does not grow back until next year at best.

Do come early if you wish to enjoy the park-like grounds and picnic, or to ensure a good spot in the open lawn seating areas.  Tailgate parking spaces can be reserved in advance.

Don't take up more space than you need, no roping or cordoning off areas, or leaving your vehicle/picnic furniture unattended on the polo grounds.

Visiting the Pavilion

Do visit the Twisted Pony for fabulous cocktails, boutique wines, craft beers, and unique soft drinks.

Don't bring your own beverages within the Pavilion; our certified wait staff will be happy to serve you.

Do bring a picnic spread or visit our walk up concessionaires, and decorative touches for a special occasion, avoiding confetti and glass.

Please don't eat the daisies, or take them home. The centerpieces are the property of Newport Polo and are needed each week to decorate the tables.


Q: Can I bring a tent?
A: Yes – but please be advised that tents may not be placed in the front row; any tent larger than 10’x12’ requires express permission from Newport Polo in advance, as well as an official tent permit from the Town of Portsmouth.

Q: Is there a dress code?
A: Newport Casual Chic