Polo Clubs in New England
Myopia Polo Club
Myopia Polo holds the distinction of being the oldest active polo club in America. One of five charter members of the United States Polo Association in 1891, except for two wartime hiatuses, club players have competed on summer Sundays on the original Gibney Field (named after what was Gibney Farm) since the first game in 1887.
Gibney Field was the scene of the first formal intercollegiate game, with Harvard playing Yale in 1907. It has hosted the U.S. Senior Championship, the equivalent of what is now the U.S. Open championship. Polo scenes from the 1967 movie classic 'The Thomas Crown Affair' with Steve McQueen were shot on the site. Polo Match Schedule for Myopia Polo Club
The Harvard Polo Club
The oldest intercollegiate polo game program in the U.S., the Harvard Polo Club builds on a tradition of polo at Harvard, dating back to 1883. The team, reestablished in 2006, currently has 22 members and practices regularly in Hamilton, Massachusetts. During their fall and spring seasons, the compete in polo matches against Yale, Stanford, the University of Virginia, the University of Connecticut, Cornell, the University of Massachusetts, and Skidmore, among others.
The Harvard Polo Club is currently based in Hamilton, MA and plays at the Myopia Polo Club outdoor arena (about 40 min north of Cambridge by car). Their string of 15 ponies is stabled in Ipswich, and the team practices and plays in the arena.
Polo Matches are held on weekends throughout their fall and spring season.
Newport International Polo Series
The Newport International Polo Series is an exciting lineup of action-packed polo matches featuring an all-star lineup of international competitors playing against USA, a City Series featuring US rivals playing against Newport, recording-setting audiences and great special events for fun on and off the field each year. The matches are open to the public, and take place on the polo grounds of historic Glen Farm in Portsmouth, a bucolic setting on the outskirts of Newport, Rhode Island. Please see their polo game and polo match schedule here.