Beach polo returns this weekend for Newport Winter Festival

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Beach polo, presented by the Newport International Polo Series, returns to the Newport Winter Festival this Saturday and Sunday, at 3 p.m., weather permitting.

The exciting 2-day outdoor polo exhibition will take place at Second Beach in Middletown.

For beach polo weather updates, please call (401) 846-0200.  Click Here for directions.

The beach polo exhibition, organized by Newport Polo with headquarters in Portsmouth, will feature teams competing each day in a match composed of 4 chukkers (periods of play) for a duration of 1+ hour, during low tide.

Spectators are encouraged to witness the fast-paced contests in the picturesque setting and cheer on the teams, playing on thoroughbred mounts.

Admission and parking at Second Beach are free.

This is an alcohol-free event. Alcohol is not allowed on the beach.

Beach polo is a low-impact, eco-friendly exhibition, and a much-anticipated highlight of the Newport Winter Festival.

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