{Photo via Newport Polo}

The Newport International Polo Series is has announced the return of Hotel Viking as International Team sponsor for its 25th anniversary season.

Hotel Viking will be a part of the Opening Day festivities as the team headquarters for the first international challenger of the season, who will experience exquisitely appointed guest rooms, exceptional cuisine, and desirable Bellevue Avenue location to take in all that Newport has to offer.

[contextly_auto_sidebar] Built by community leaders in 1926, Hotel Viking became known as ‘The People’s Hotel’ as the city rallied around its construction and opening.  Since then, the hotel, restaurant and spa have been consistently recognized as a top Hotel in the City by the Sea.

Newport Polo will host its 25th anniversary season with the complete team lineups, including national debuts, and gala details, to be announced in the coming weeks and published at www.nptpolo.com as well as disseminated by private Subscription to its monthly lifestyle E-magazine.

2016 Newport International Polo Series XXV Schedule

June  

  • 4          5pm     Opening Day
  • 11        5pm
  • 18        5pm
  • 25        5pm

July   

  • 2          5pm
  • 9          5pm
  • 16        5pm
  •  23       5pm
  • 30        5pm

August  

  • 5          7pm     16th Annual International Polo Charity Ball
  • 6          5pm
  • 13        5pm
  • 20        5pm
  • 27        5pm

September    

  • 3          4pm
  • 10        4pm
  • 17        4pm
  •  24        4pm

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About Newport International Polo Series:

Newport Polo hosts one of the most popular and unique summertime traditions in the New England region.  Public exhibition matches are held every Saturday, June through September. Now entering its 25th season, acting as a global ambassador to the sport of polo, new teams have been invited for the jubilee.  To date, teams from over 30 countries have taken to the field for the Newport International Polo Series, including challengers from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore and Monaco.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).