Newport Polo, the home of the Westchester Polo Club, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is pleased to announce that it is opening the largest and newest indoor professional equestrian facility within 100 miles for winter equestrian activities beginning in January. Located off I-195 along the Rhode Island/Massachusetts state line, 20 minutes north of its current Portsmouth facility, the indoor facility includes a 36-stall, dual-isle barn complex attached to a 260′ x 100′ indoor riding arena.

At its new indoor facility, Newport Polo will host intercollegiate home games for Brown University Polo Club’s men and women’s polo teams, Roger Williams University Polo Club’s men and women’s polo teams, and the Newport Girls Interscholastic team, as well as weekly practices. Additionally, Newport Polo will hold weekly polo practices and monthly tournaments, keeping horses and players conditioned for beach polo exhibition matches February 22-23 in the Newport Winter Festival. Polo and riding lessons for beginners will also continue at the indoor facility through March, before operations return to the outdoor training facility in Portsmouth.

barn interior

Newport Polo’s Equine Manager and Head Polo/Riding Instructor, Minnie Keating, will oversee operations at the indoor facility. “A clear span arena of this size allows for full speed and competitive training for the horses and players,” Keating said. “This ensures that our intercollegiate and interscholastic teams and horse strings are in top form to compete in the regional and national USPA tournaments coming up in February and March”.

indoor arena

Keating is a polo instructor, accomplished professional horse trainer and professional polo player. She is the coach of the Brown University Polo Club and Newport interscholastic teams, a member of the Newport Polo Club and a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder.

For more information on horse boarding or equestrian activities and services, please email or call (401) 426-1871. For more information on Newport Polo, please contact Agnes Keating at (401) 847-7090.

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