Though our current summer series still has a few weeks left with high-caliber contests every Saturday through September, we are getting excited for the 2023 season and all of the thrilling games it will bring! We invite you to join the action in the Newport International Polo Series 32nd season, whether it is part of your weekly summer ritual or a singular gathering, when our Pre-Season Sale for Polo Partiesand Season Passes begins on Saturday, October 1.
See the 2023 dates listed below and subscribe to our private email list for the latest updates in our eMagazine delivered to your inbox.
Polo Parties: Mark a milestone celebration, treat your clients and colleagues, or just gather for summer fun with family and friends. Polo Parties offer a unique group entertainment experience. The family-friendly polo matches are suitable for all ages, with seating options for a casual DIY barbecue to full-service turn-key entertaining. The thrilling 2-hour exhibitions provide an entire afternoon of fun with pre-match games, vendors and exhibits, player and pony meet and greets, opening and closing ceremonies, and autograph signings after the match. Of course, the half-time divot stomp made famous in Pretty Woman is a time-honored polo tradition and must-do feature of the day. Flexible options allow the host’s choice of vendors for catering and event detailing as well as DIY entertaining.
“Pre-season party reservations provide hosts with the most availability and extended timeline needed to put into motion all the details for a group event,” explains Sales Manager Elise Markell. “Those considering an event at Newport Polo are encouraged to plan early as many options sell out within weeks of the Box Office public opening.”
This is a limited opportunity to ensure all ticket options are available for every match when the Box Office opens to for individual reservations in the New Year. As always, dates in the peak of July and August and those featuring perennial favorite challengers like Italy, Ireland, Jamaica, and England are the first to reach capacity. Opportunities are first-come, first-served, and availability will change quickly. See our Groups page and Polo Parties Brochure for more details. Minimum 20+ guests. Email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Season Passes: Join our inner circle with benefits including admission to every match, special discounts, and member-only invitations!
- Corporate Tailgate: Reserved Chalet for 2023
- 2 Lawn Passes for one adult admission each to every match.
- 8 guest Lawn Tickets per match.
- 20% discount on Pro Shop Merchandise.
- Member: Individual Lawn Pass for 2023 – one adult admission to every match.
- Priority Access for Tailgate, Chalet, and Pavilion Table Reservations.
- 20% discount on Pro Shop Merchandise.
- Up to 50% savings on admission if member attends every match.
“Season subscriptions reward our most loyal fans with insider access and significant discounts for making the Newport International Polo Series part of their regular summer ritual,” remarks Polo Series Founder & President, Dan Keating. “A Member Lawn Pass is a must for those who want first-crack at Tailgate and Chalet reservations with the benefit of Priority Access.
Also available seasonally are opportunities for hands-on polo experiences and private events to absolutely wow your team/clients/friends/family.
Team Building: Newport Polo’s certified instructors lead groups through 2+ hour polo experiences at America’s First Polo Club. Customizable programs include intro to polo, breakout sessions, and optional mounted instruction with team scrimmage for friendly competition. Previous riding experience is not required. Finish the day with trophies for the winning team and a picnic lunch in the bucolic setting. Available seasonally in Spring, Summer, and Autumn. More details are in our digital Team Building Experiences Brochure.
Private Events: Create a singular experience in the pastoral setting of the International Polo Grounds and Pavilion. The day starts under a canopy of ancient lindens covering the entrance drive to the Polo Grounds with sweeping vistas of manicured fields and pastures, miles of field-stone walls, and historic stone barns. Newport Polo welcomes weddings and corporate events during its seasonal operations from mid-May to mid-October. The Pavilion tented clubhouse offers a blank canvas to detail to suit your style and needs. Furnishings are provided by Newport Polo with the flexibility for your choice of caterer and other services. The expansive grounds allow endless entertainment options from simple touches like lawn games to extravagances like helicopter or hot air balloon rides. Of course, polo entertainment from interactive demos to private matches will enrapture your guests. All the details, including pricing and amenities, are in our digital Venue Rental Brochure.
The Newport International Polo Series 2023 season kicks off on Saturday, June 3rd with the first international challenger of the season. Games will continue every Saturday through the end of September, featuring teams from around the world and major U.S. cities. You will be sure to find our fan favorites, and long-time challengers like Ireland, Jamaica, England, and Italy, along with a debut nation and other returning foes to be announced. Games begin at 5 PM / 4 PM in September and as always, will include commentary by our ever-popular announcer with live-action coverage on the Jumbotron. Games are 6-chukkers (periods of play), lasting approximately 2 hours with a traditional divot stomp at halftime. Ticket options include Pavilion table seating, reserved Chalet and Tailgate picnic spaces, and unassigned Lawn and Grandstand seating. Weekly contests and prizes, opening and closing ceremonies, and opportunities to meet players and ponies provide a full afternoon of enjoyment and entertainment. Please see the 2023 dates below and check this website often for the latest updates!
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