Newport Polo is very pleased to announce that the Newport International Polo Series was named one of The Best Places in the World For Watching Polo this month by Boat International.  

The media source featured 5 exceptional and unique international destinations for watching polo besides Newport, including Montenegro, Sotogrande in Andalucia Spain, St. Moritz in Switzerland, and Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic.  Newport, RI was the only US destination.  Highlighted in the article’s Newport feature was a description of our polo viewing options, a brief history of how the sport’s first American foothold became Newport, and a nod to sponsor Veuve Clicquot Champagne as well as to promotional partner America’s Cup Charters. 

The complete article can be found at

“We are honored to be short-listed in such distinguished company,” comments Dan Keating, Founder and President of Newport Polo, “and fortunate to have garnered international media attention to an audience of upscale travelers, not only on our brand but more importantly, our destination.”

Boat International is the superyacht industry’s leading global media group, a global authority in superyachting, celebrating the yachts and the superyacht lifestyle. Boat International Media produces over 1.2 million of the world’s best superyacht magazines each year that sell in 60 countries worldwide, published in multiple languages, reaching a vast network of travelers, owners and professionals in the superyacht industry.

“Our media is targeted to travelers, owners, builders, brokers and service companies within the global superyacht industry,” explains Sophie Wilson, Travel & Property Editor.Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s most popular traditions and a living legacy from the Gilded Age with the founding of America’s First Polo Club in Newport.  Today, audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy the weekly contests which take place at historic Glen Farm, a bucolic setting that was once a 700-acre manorial farm with classical Gilded Age stone barns and park-like grounds that were restored by Keating in the early ’90’s, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property and home of the Polo Series. 

Minutes from downtown Newport, polo matches take place every Sat, June thru Sept. The 29th season of Newport International Polo Series next summer will feature 8 international teams and 6 City Teams from major US cities and a few top regional rivals for an action-packed schedule.

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