Newport International Polo
All Charity Day
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Join us for polo with a purpose!
This fundraising event will help us rescue Gabby & Gracie from being sent to auction and an unknown fate thereafter. These two miniature horses are 12 years old and have lived together their entire lives. In order to bring them to West Place, we must cover the "auction intercept" fees, medical expenses, and transportation costs. 100% of your ticket purchase and/or donation can help us bring them to our sanctuary where they will live in peace and tranquility.
The Newport International Polo Series is once again hosting its annual All Charity Day and you’re invited!
The 5th annual fundraising event provides you with an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of fun at the polo grounds while supporting West Place Animal Sanctuary. Experience championship polo from the reserved West Place chalet, which offers cover from the weather and plenty of green space to watch the match. Bring a blanket or chair along with your favorite summertime cocktail and West Place will provide complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Dress is "Newport Casual Chic" so pick an outfit that matches the colorful and exciting action of Newport Polo!
Gates open at 3pm and the 6-chukker match, featuring the Final of the East Coast Handicap (8-12 Goal) Women’s Polo Championship, begins at 5pm and will last approximately 2 hours. As the All Charity Day name implies, all proceeds from ticket sales go to West Place Animal Sanctuary when they are purchased through our website.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the polo grounds!
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West Place Animal Sanctuary is not an animal rights organization. We are a 501(c)(3) animal welfare organization focused on rescuing farm animals from cases of abuse, neglect, and cruelty. Polo horses are generally very well cared for and their performance on the pitch is relatively low-impact (no jumping or over-bending). The risk of injury is minimal due to tendon boots and other preventative measures. The Humane Society of the United States has no records of cruelty or abuse of polo horses. As a small nonprofit experiencing growing demand for our services, West Place is grateful for the opportunity to raise much-needed funds and connect with our neighbors on Aquidneck Island.