Polo salutes the Newport & Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Discover Newport) for its leadership, partnership and ever-ready guidance in helping the Newport International Polo Series its goals and ambitions by raising the level of awareness of polo in the region, as well as helping us to connect with the community.
Like a faithful lighthouse keeper on the shores of hopes and dreams, the NBCCVB is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the City of Newport and the eight surrounding townships in Newport & Bristol County, and it sets the standard in welcoming visitors to our area and ensuring their enjoyment of this unique destination.
Thanks to the leadership of Evan Smith, President and CEO, and to the creativity and dedication of Kathryn Farrington, VP of Marketing & Community Partnerships, our city bustles with diverse events and visitors year-round. Their hard work has brought economic growth to the region and has supported its cultural richness.
We are grateful for their committed service to the community, and salute Evan, Kathryn and their associates for their efforts which have helped to ensure the longevity and vitality of the sport of polo here in its American birthplace, earning them the 2011 Silver Pony Award.