Newport Cup

June 08, 2013

Newport Cup

The Newport International Polo Series, Presented by your Rhode Island BMW Centers, will feature the home team, Newport against a top regional rival in the Newport Cup on Saturday, June 8th at 5pm in a classic 6-chukker match in the Newport International Polo Series.  The weather forecast has been upgraded for Saturday, and we are optimistic that the match will remain on schedule. Call the 24-hour Info Hotline at 401-846-0200 for up-to-the-minute status.  Rain date will be Sunday at 5pm. 

A weekly door prize drawing as well as a prize for the Best Tailgate will be awarded during the match.  The 2-hour match will conclude with a champagne trophy presentation of the Newport Cup, as well as autograph signing and cocktail hour to mingle with the players.

For info about polo lessons, or regarding weather-related status of the match, call the 24-hour Info Hotline at 401-846-0200.  Reservations and advanced ticket sales are conducted through our online box office, which closes at 10am on the day of the match.  For ticket information, use the BUY TICKETS button below, and for details about vendors, amenities, our venue and other stuff, use the tab 'ABOUT NEWPORT POLO' at the top of this page.  Additional tickets can be purchased at the entry gates which open at 1pm (noon in Sept.). 

Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are a unique and popular summertime tradition, open to the public.  Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy cheering for the international guests, as well as teams representing major US cities, playing against the home team.  The polo matches will run continuously every Saturday from June through September at 5pm (4pm in September).

With yet another national debut this season, the Polo Series will have hosted 28 nations over its 22 seasons including England, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Argentina, Jamaica, Italy and Mexico this summer, and Costa Rica, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Barbados, France, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, and China in the past. 

This is the 22nd season of the Newport International Polo Series, presented by your Rhode Island BMW Centers, and sponsored by Alex and Ani,, The Newport Beach Club and The Tower at Carnegie Abby, KPMG, Clarke Cooke House, Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Newport, Pearls Boutique Hotels, Vanderbilt International Properties, Laser Skin and Vein Center, Rockstar Limo, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Lufthansa, Shreve Crump & Low, McGrath Clambakes, WCRI Classical Radio, Boston Common, Equine Journals, Vita Coco and promotional partners including The Preservation Society of Newport, Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours, America's Cup Charters, Massage Envy, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Discover Newport. “Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.

The Polo Series takes place in the bucolic setting of Glen Farm, the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600's. Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by Keating and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.

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