Unveiling the Equestrian Haven of Newport County, Rhode Island: A Paradise for Horse Enthusiasts


Newport, RI, renowned for its coastal charm and historic elegance, has been a magnet for equestrians since the turn of the century. From well-equipped stables and boarding facilities to thrilling events and lush trail riding opportunities, Newport County stands as an idyllic destination for those with a passion for horses. Here we provide an overview of just some of the opportunities Newport, RI, and its surrounding towns, Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Jamestown, offer equestrian aficionados.

The Newport International Polo Series

250 Linden Ln, Portsmouth, RI 02871



The Newport International Polo Series reigns as the most anticipated equestrian event in Newport County, drawing throngs of spectators to witness the thrilling matches. Established as America’s first polo club when it was founded in Newport in 1886, it now resides at Glen Farm in nearby Portsmouth, RI, a site whose heritage dates back over 370 years. Today, spectators dress in their finest “Newport Casual Chic” each Saturday, June through September, to watch their home team, USA/Newport, compete against teams from across six continents. Proudly sponsored by Hogan Associates Christie’s International Real Estate, this event showcases the exceptional bond between Newport County and its love for equestrian sports. Each season, Hogan Associates reserves a prestigious tailgate spot and invites agents and clients to enjoy an afternoon at one of the earliest international sporting events.


Coaching Weekend


Every three years, impeccably restored coaches and horses arrive in Newport driven by their skilled handlers for four days. Newport’s Gilded Age summer cottages and century-old beech trees provide a stunning backdrop to the event. Nineteenth-century elegance comes to life as horse-drawn coaches parade through the streets of Newport and the grounds of Newport’s mansions. This delightful tradition, originally hailing from England, found its way to Newport in the 1880s, courtesy of the esteemed Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. The event culminates in the grand finale—an elegant black-tie Coaching Dinner Dance hosted in one of Newport’s most splendid Gilded Age mansions.

Hosted by: The Preservation Society of Newport County

Equestrian Facilities

The equestrian infrastructure within Newport County is exceptionally well-developed, catering to the needs of both seasoned riders and novices. An assortment of horse stables and boarding facilities are scattered across the region, offering high-quality care and amenities for equine companions. 

Here’s an overview of some of the notable horse stables and equestrian centers in Newport County:

The Aquidneck Club

125 Corys Ln, Portsmouth, RI 02871



The esteemed equestrian program at The Aquidneck Club extends its exclusive benefits to members, providing specialized horseback riding instruction and comprehensive equine care services. Members can take advantage of the top-notch stables, which offer flexible boarding options. Operated by certified instructors, this state-of-the-art facility boasts grass turnout paddocks, an outdoor jumping course, and a year-round indoor riding ring. With its supportive and nurturing atmosphere, The Aquidneck Club serves as an ideal space for individuals eager to refine their equestrian skills.


Glen Farm Stables

163 Glen Farm Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Located in Portsmouth, the historic Glen Farm Stables is a well-equipped facility offering boarding services, kids riding camps, and professional training programs. The main barn, built in 1911, stands as a testament to timeless elegance, showcasing exquisite varnished wooden stall doors and antique brass hardware adorning its 18 spacious stalls. Three additional barns, each with origins dating back to the turn of the century, collectively offer 31 stalls alongside charming tack rooms. Equestrians enjoy trail riding within Glen Park, a 2-minute road hack away, with five large fields, picnic tables, and an outdoor riding arena. 

Anne Benson Stables at Stonegate Farm

805 Middle Rd, Portsmouth, RI 02871

This full-service facility offers riding and driving lessons, boarding, training, and sales. Its amenities include a 130 x 60 lighted indoor arena, turn out, and a large outdoor arena.


Newport Equestrian Academy

287 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown, RI 02842



Newport Equestrian, based in Middletown, RI, is a family-run equestrian center known for its diverse range of services that include boarding, training, a summer camp for children, and trail rides along Second Beach where horses are allowed October through April. The center’s skilled instructors and well-maintained facilities make it a popular choice among local riders seeking quality equestrian experiences.


Regal Equestrian Farm & Stables

594 E Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

This English-disciplined show barn located in the heart of Tiverton, RI, is recognized for its premium facilities and personalized care services. Full board, rough board, riding lessons for all skill levels, and a summer camp program are available. The farm is conveniently located near miles of trails.

Fyrkat Farm

831 Bulgarmarsh Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

Fyrkat Farm is a tranquil sanctuary nestled on a picturesque landscape spanning nearly eight acres. The farm offers boarding, personalized training programs, private and group lessons, and a heated barn featuring 21 stalls. The state-of-the-art amenities, built in 2017, include an 80 x 180 indoor arena, a spacious outdoor arena, and a fully equipped kitchen and viewing room. With stall and aisle fans ensuring a comfortable environment, as well as all-day turnout and ample parking, every aspect of Fyrkat Farm is designed to cater to the needs of both horses and their riders.

Seapowet Stables

1029 E Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

Equipped with the latest amenities, Seapowet Stables boasts a state-of-the-art 18-stall heated facility. Offerings include all-day turnout, top-quality hay served three times a day, a convenient hot/cold wash stall, a cozy lounge, and individual tack lockers. Riders have access to both indoor and outdoor riding rings, as well as a spacious grass area for schooling (featuring the upcoming addition of cross-country jumps). The generously sized and well-bedded stalls provide a comfortable living space for its residents. Seapowet Stables offers lessons, training, as well as sales and leases. 

Forza Cavallo Farm

3650 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878

This well-maintained horse farm is nestled less than a mile away from Four Corners in charming Tiverton, RI. The family-owned operation provides a range of options for horse boarding, including rough board. Amenities include both indoor and outdoor arenas, a heated wash stall, and ample full-day turnouts with run-in sheds. The farm enjoys direct access to the scenic Weetamoo Woods trails. In addition to being a horse farm, Forza Cavallo Farm is home to a variety of rescued farm animals including goats, donkeys, chickens, cows, and more.

Claddagh Farm

3622 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878



Claddagh Farm is a boutique-style equine show facility that offers a range of services, including boarding, training, and specialized care. Equestrians have access to two riding rings, an outdoor ring, and an indoor ring, ensuring year-round riding opportunities for enthusiasts.



Newport County, RI embodies a captivating equestrian haven, seamlessly blending its coastal allure with an unwavering commitment to preserving the essence of equine culture. With its thriving equestrian infrastructure, dynamic events, and breathtaking trail riding opportunities, Newport County stands as a cherished destination that beckons horse enthusiasts from near and far to immerse themselves in its enriching equestrian tapestry.


If you’re interested in buying or selling a property in Newport, RI, or its surrounding communities, Hogan Associates Christie’s International Real Estate will gladly be your guide. Call us at (401) 680-6588 or send a message to info@hoganri.com.