USA vs. Mexico

Mexico will return on Saturday, September 19th at 4pm in the Newport International Polo Series, Presented by BMW, as a highlight of the 2015 season. The match will feature USA vs. Mexico in a 6-chukker match on the polo grounds of historic Glen Farm at 715 East Main Road/Rte.138 in Portsmouth, RI, followed by a gourmet mexican fieldside dinner with the teams (by reservation ).

The Mexican team will enjoy the hospility and amenties of their official team headquarters at theHyatt Regency Newport, where 360 degree water views, a swimming pool, restaurants and Stillwater Spa will pamper the team with unique spa services like outdoor massage, wet room with a Vichy shower, a dry eucalyptus sauna and a full-service salon.

A weekly door prize drawing of a pair of shoes from Rockport will be awarded to one lucky winner, and winners of the Best Tailgate judging will receive a prize Tailgate Trunk from Stella Artois.  After 6 periods, called chukkers, the match will conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentationof perpetual USA vs. Mexico silver cup, inaugurated in 2013, and naming of the Best Playing Pony, autograph signing and cocktail hour to mingle with the players, and the Fiesta Lollatallulah (Reservations required for the dinner; see News & Events). autograph signing and cocktail hour to mingle with the players.

Reservations and advanced ticket sales are available online by clicking the links within the venue diagram shown above.  Admission tickets are also sold at the entry gates which open at 1pm (noon in Sept.). For info about polo lessons, or regarding weather-related status of the match, call the 24-hour Info Hotline (401) 846-0200.  For details about concessions & amenities, venue and other information, use the About Newport Polo link at the top of this page.

 

Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village, including the Twisted Pony Bar, Newport Polo Pro Shop, Pedago Electric Bikes, Wag Nation, Fatigatti’s Fresh Pasta, and other gourmet food trucks.  For details about concessions & amenities, venue and other information, use the About Newport Polo link at the top of this page.

During their visit, the Mexican team will also enjoy America’s Cup Charter sailing, paddle boarding – courtesy of Island Surf & Sport, tennis at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, helicopter tours with Bird’s Eye View Helicoptour Tours, Newport Mansion tours and a team dinner at the one and only Clarke Cooke House for a truly memorable visit to the City by the Sea.

The Polo Series will also feature the debut of Monaco this season, and the return of Brazil as guests of honor for our gala weekend in August, and the return of fan favorites such as Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, England and Mexico, as well as City Teams from Boston, Dallas, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, and New York and a few top regional rivals for an action-packed season through the end of September.

With a national debut this season, the Polo Series will have hosted 31 nations over its 24 seasons including England, Ireland, Scotland, Chile, Kenya, Jamaica, Italy and Singapore this summer, and Costa Rica, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Barbados, France, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, and China, Sweden, Singapore and newcomer Monaco.

This is the 24th season of the NBC 10 Newport International Polo Series, presented by your Rhode Island BMW Centers, and sponsored by Alex and AniAtria Senior LivingBalfour Beatty CommunitiesForty 1º NorthHyatt Regency Newport Hotel & SpaVanderbilt International PropertiesClarke Cooke HouseRockstar LimoVeuve ClicquotMcGrath ClambakesNewport Daily NewsRockportStella ArtoisPure Brazilian Coconut WaterNewport J HouseCox Communications, and promotional partners including The Preservation Society of NewportBird’s Eye View Helicopter ToursAmerica’s Cup ChartersInternational Tennis Hall of FameIsland Surf and SportThe Cocktail Guru, and Discover Newport. “Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.

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.

Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 715 East Main Road (Rte. 138) in Portsmouth.   This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600’s. Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by Keating, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.

Discover Polo!  Watch it, Play it, Support it.   Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXIII, and is the home of America’s first polo club, est. in 1876, (a founding member of the United States Polo Association offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round.  Information about Newport Polo’s spectator events, polo lessons, and sponsorship can be found on these web pages, using the tabs at the top of this page, including About Newport Polo.

 

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