Opening Day of the Newport International Polo Series will be on Saturday, June 2nd at 5pm, when Poland make its debut as the 34th nation to compete against USA.
The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will feature USA vs. Poland for a duration of approximately 2 hours. The match will commence with the raising of the Polish flag and national anthems, and will conclude with an après polo culinary celebration of a Bialowieza Forest Boar Roast (by advanced reservation).
Competing for Poland will be Marianna Olbrych, Jakub Czekaj, Maciej Olbrych and Pawel Olbrych. The origins of polo in Poland date back to the late 19th century and today there are seven hubs for the sport around the country. The Polish national team participated on the world’s stage in the FIP European Championship in 2016 and is planning its strategy for 2018.
June 1 Season Kickoff Cocktail Party 7pm CCH Midway Bar
& Team Dinner
2 Opening Day: USA vs. Poland 5pm ►Boar Roast
9 Newport Cup 5pm VIP Lounge
16 USA vs. Scotland 5pm ►Scottish Stovie
23 Newport vs. Boston 5pm
30 Independence Cup 5pm
July 7 USA vs. Italy 5pm ► Amici Riuniti
14 Newport vs. Pittsburgh 5pm VIP Lounge
15 All Charity Day 5pm
21 USA vs. Ireland 5pm ► Asado Lamb Roast
28 Newport vs. Palm Beach 5pm VIP Lounge
Aug 3 Midnight in Marrakesh 7pm Rosecliff
4 USA vs. Morocco 5pm ► Lobsterbake
11 Newport vs. Buffalo 5pm VIP Lounge
18 USA vs. Jamaica 5pm ► Jerk Grill
25 Newport vs. New York 5pm
Sept 1 USA vs. England 4pm ► Twist & Shout
8 Newport vs. Baltimore 4pm VIP Lounge
15 USA vs. India 4pm ► Masala Fever
22 New England Challenge 4pm
29 Finals 4pm
Schedule subject to change
► Apres Polo Events by advanced reservation
Newport International Polo Series:
Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s grandest & most popular traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public. Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy the contests against international teams, as well as teams representing major US cities, playing against the home team every Sat, June thru Sept. at 5 PM / 4 PM in Sept.
The Polo Series will feature 8 international teams this season including Scotland, Italy, Ireland, Morocco, Jamaica, England, India and the debut of Poland, as well as 6 City Teams from major US cities and a few top regional rivals for an action-packed season through the end of September. This is the 27th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from over 30 nations including, Ireland, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, France, Egypt, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal, New Zealand, Barbados, Scotland, South Africa, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco, Morocco. Peru, and Poland.
Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane (off of Rte. 138) in Portsmouth, RI.