Newport International Polo Series
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Newport Polo Kicks Off 2018 Season On June 2nd

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.  

2018  Schedule

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.