It's back! The chukkers, the horses, the picnic, the fun!
Our all-Ivy summertime bash, The Newport Polo Tailgate and Picnic at Glen Farms in Portsmouth, will hit the field Saturday, July 16. As Team Newport USA faces Team Pittsburg, local alumni clubs representing Brown, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Harvard and others will join CAARI for an early evening picnic and the classic 6-chukker match, beginning at 5 p.m.
Last year's gathering drew nearly 70 alumni from several clubs to watch a rousing polo match, which for many was their first encounter with the sport. We also received a special treat from a Newport Polo Team member, who gave us some background about polo and a quick lesson on how to follow the match.
This year with strong collaboration among the alumni clubs and a group "pot luck" everyone will be pitching in to make it fun for all. With some clubs bringing the tent, doing food set-up, and clean-up, we are asking Columbians to bring a dish or beverage to share.
Of course don't forget your lawn chair! General admission is $12; 15 and under free.
To purchase tickets and additional details may be found by clicking here.
More details to come, an official invitation and tailgate locations, so stay tuned!
All-Ivy Tailgate Bash - Saturday, July 16
Newport International Polo Grounds
250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, RI