Ocean House Hosts First-ever Beach Polo Classic

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Cavison Polo Group, in partnership with the Ocean House, the luxurious Relais & Chateaux seaside resort in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, announces the first annual 2017 Ocean House Beach Polo Classic between Harvard University and Yale University on Sunday, September 10 at 12:00pm. The event will be the first-ever beach polo match between the two renowned Ivy League polo clubs.

“We are excited to bring the sport of polo to the beach at Watch Hill, and could think of no better partner than the Ocean House, whose location and reputation is second-to-none,” said Cavison Polo Group Co-Founder Steve Courville.

The first game between the two colleges dates back more than 100 years ago. Playing on sand will provide new challenges to both teams in an unchartered territory.

“The Harvard and Yale athletic rivalry that started with football in 1875 and now covers a wide range of team and individual sports is certainly the oldest and one of the fiercest of any college rivalry in the country,” said Harvard Polo coach Crocker Snow Jr., who first was introduced to the rivalry as an ice hockey player during his undergraduate years at Harvard. “The game at the Ocean House will be an added first – the first between Harvard and Yale polo played on a beach, with fresh challenges of sand and nearby surf for horse and rider.”

Brandon Van Loon, Yale Polo Team coach agreed, “We are looking forward to matching up against Harvard with a set of variables that have never been done before, neutral turf completely new footing, and the rare opportunity to put Yale horses against Harvard horses at the same time.”

Tickets for the event are by RSVP only and are available to guests of the Ocean House who book an exclusive Beach Polo Classic package, or by contacting Sean Burke, Cavison Polo Group Co-Founder at

“Hosting one of the oldest and most legendary collegiate rivalries in the country will be an exceptional experience to offer our guests this fall,” said Daniel A. Hostettler, President and Group Managing Director of Ocean House Management, LLC.

The Beach Polo Classic package at the Ocean House, which includes two tickets to the match and one breakfast for two, can be booked by contacting Destination Services at 844-367-7710. Rates from $1,060.

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