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Spanish Polo Team at last year’s gala, including (from right) Ignacia Loring, Alfredo Benjumea, hosts Dan and Agnes Keating, Fernando Mora-Figueroa, Curro Rufino, and Fernando Delso

Spanish Polo Team at last year’s gala, including (from right) Ignacia Loring, Alfredo Benjumea, hosts Dan and Agnes Keating, Fernando Mora-Figueroa, Curro Rufino, and Fernando Delso


Newport International Polo Ball ‘08
August 1, 2008



Newport, RI, …The social highlight of Newport’s 2008 summer
polo season will be the 8th annual

International Polo Ball charity gala to benefit the  Newport Polo
 Education Foundation.  The annual black tie gala will be held on

Friday, Aug. 1st at one of Newport’s most glamorous locations ~ Rosecliff .

                      Guests of honor will be the Egyptian Polo Team. 
The evening, themed Friday Night Fever, will include cocktails
 on the terrace overlooking the gardens and sea, gourmet Pharaoh’s feast, disco dancing in Studio 548, and a live
and silent auction with fabulous items on which to bid, with proceeds to support the Newport Polo Education Foundation,

                      The popular summer soiree, now in its eighth year, attracts enthusiasts and polo players from the US and abroad
for a weekend of fun in the glamorous seaside resort. 
Festivities continue the following day, Sat., Aug. 2nd with a Tribute Match between USA and Egypt in the Newport International Polo Series.  The match will conclude with an award ceremony and an
 authentic New England lobsterbake

                     Dinner tickets are $175. (Patron Tables of 10 also available.)  Dinner tickets include cocktails, dinner, & dancing
from 7:00pm-midnight.  
 Cocktail tickets are also available for $75 for cocktails & dancing from 9:30-midnight. 
 Dinner seating is limited.  Tickets can be purchased either:

·   online at

·   by sending a check payable to NPEF, c/o Treasurer Jim Garner, 15 Sherman Street, Newport RI 02840

·   or calling (239) 989-2011 or  (401) 787 1768 

                   Lodging is reserved at Pearls of Newport boutique hotels for out of town visitors.  For booking, please call 401-848-0061

or email:

                     Proceeds from the gala benefit the
Newport Polo Education Foundation, a non-profit 501[3]c organization registered in Rhode Island with a mission to
support and develop training and educational programs surrounding the  sport of polo, as well as other charitable causes. 

                 The gala will take place at Rosecliff,
548 Bellevue Avenue
in Newport, the premier estate amidst America’s finest collection of gilded age mansions. 

Commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair
Oelrichs in 1899, architect  Stanford White modeled Rosecliff
 after the Grand Trianon, the garden retreat of  French kings at Versailles. After the house was completed in 1902, at a reported cost of $2.5 million, Mrs. Oelrichs hosted fabulous
 entertainments here, including a fairy tale dinner and a party featuring famed magician Harry Houdini.


      Tickets to Saturday’s polo match and lobsterbake are sold separately by the Newport International Polo Series.   
Lobsterbake reservations must be made in advance
 by calling (401) 847-7090  by July 29th.   
Polo match tickets are available at the entry gates,  which open
2 hours prior to the start of the match. The polo match is at 5pm on the polo grounds of Glen Farm on the outskirts of Newport,
 located at 715 East Main Road (aka Route 138)
in  Portsmouth, RI



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