Newport Polo
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The Boston team returns for another shot at reclaiming the Shreve Crump & Low Cup this year.  The match is the first of the City Series, a highlight of the Newport International Polo Series presented by your Rhode Island BMW, featuring challengers from around the US in classic 6-chukker matches against the home team.

“They will be a tough team to beat, and we will have to bring our best game to meet the challenge,” explained Dan Keating, Newport team captain and founder of the Polo Series.

Witness the fast-paced action at the polo grounds of historic Glen Farm, at 715 East Main Road  in Portsmouth, RI.  Available are Pavilion seats for $20, All-inclusive VIP Lounge seats for $50, and Lawn Seating for $12.  Tickets and full details for the 25th anniversary season schedule are available at

The Shreve, Crump & Low Cup is a treasure from America’s oldest and most beloved purveyor of fine gifts.  Since 1796 Shreve, Crump & Low has specialized in the sale of fine jewelry, timepieces, rare antiques, gifts and other works of arts making them one of oldest lasting jewelry store in New England. For more information on Shreve, Crump & Low, please call the Boston store at 617-267-9100, or visit

During the match, a weekly door prize drawing and the Best Tailgate will be awarded.  After 6 periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation by Shreve Crump & Low, as well as an autograph signing and cocktail hour to mingle with the players.

Matches are held every Saturday, June through September. Reservations and advanced ticket sales are available at Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on game day. 

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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