Labor Day weekend will set the stage for the annual rivalry on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. on the polo grounds of Glen Farm in Portsmouth in the Newport International Polo Series.
USA will defend its victory last season to continue a legendary polo rivalry between the two nations that began in Newport in 1886.
Back then, it was first international sporting competition of its kind, predating the modern-day Olympics, and that famous tournament called the Westchester Cup has been contested 17 times over the course of 125 years.
Playing for England will be captain and chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association, Nicholas Colquehoun-Denvers, bringing an exciting roster of England's best amateur players to avenge their defeat last year.
For more info about attending the weekly matches, call the Info Line at 401-846-0200. Tickets can be purchased using our online box office until 10 a.m. on the day of the match or at the entry gates which open at noon in September.
Dating back more than 130 years, the polo matches are a unique and popular Newport summertime tradition, open to the public. Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy cheering for the international guests as well as for the home team.
With two debuts this season, the Polo Series will have hosted 27 nations over its 21 seasons including England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Barbados, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil and newcomers China and Italy.