Newport Polo
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The Newport International Polo Series, Presented by Brahmin is pleased to announce that will open its 28th season on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 5pm with USA vs. Chile. The highly anticipated return of Chile this year will mark their 7th appearance since 1996.  

The teams will be introduced on the eve of the match at the Season Kick-off Celebration thrown by the Clarke Cooke House and Brahmin on Bannister’s Wharf on the Newport harbor front.

“We are excited to start the season with a great competitor like Chile in our lineup this year. Chile’s return has been eight years in the making,” explains USA captain Dan Keating in a prepared statement, “and they are on a hot streak with a mission to reclaim the perpetual Liberty Bowl Trophy”.

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Chile ranks among the world’s elite polo playing nations, with recent acclaim including prestigious victories in FIP World Championship and the UK Queen’s Cup among other international titles.

After 6 periods of play, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation, as well as an autograph signing to meet the players, and a special Après Polo fiesta at the christening of the Davitt Pavilion & Patio Bar with authentic cuisine, wine pairings and lively rhythms.

The polo grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth RI.  Tickets to the polo match and associated events are available online at www.nptpolo.com.

2019  Schedule

May         31  Season Kickoff Cocktail Party          7pm     Clarke Cooke House

                     & Team Dinner                                   

June        1  Opening Day: USA vs. Chile             5pm     Apres Polo: Con Mucho Gaucho                  

                8  Newport Cup                                       5pm     VIP Lounge

              15  USA vs. Scotland                                5pm    Apres Polo: Laird’s Supper      

              22  Newport vs. Boston                            5pm     VIP Lounge

              29  East Coast Open Finals                      5pm     Apres Polo: Championship Dinner

July        6   USA vs. Ireland                                    5pm    Apres Polo: Irish American BBQ

              13   Newport vs. Pittsburgh                      5pm    

              14   All Charity Day                                    5pm     

              20   USA vs. Italy                                        5pm    Apres Polo: Amici Riuniti

              27   Newport vs. Palm Beach                    5pm    VIP Lounge       


Aug        2    Diamonds Are Forever                       7pm     Marblehouse

               9    USA vs. South Africa                          5pm     Apres Polo: Lobsterbake

              10   Newport vs. Washington                    5pm     

              17   USA vs. Jamaica                                 5pm     Apres Polo: Jamaican Jerk Grill

              24   Newport vs. New York                        5pm      VIP Lounge

              31   USA vs. England                                 4pm     Apres Polo: Sailor’s Delight


Sept         7   Newport vs. Baltimore                        4pm     

               14   USA vs.  New Zealand                        4pm    Apres Polo:  Asado Lamb Roast

               21   New England Pro-Am Challenge       4pm     VIP Lounge

               28   Finals                                                   4pm

          Schedule subject to change       

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