Founded in 1922 by legendary businessman, Paul Butler, the Oak Brook Polo Club is an American Polo treasure and one of the oldest polo clubs in the United States. It was once the sport's epicenter for elite professional polo in the United States and served as home to the U.S. Open Polo Championship for twenty-four seasons and other prestigious international and national polo tournaments. For decades the Club has been a popular Sunday tradition and social scene known for entertaining Hollywood celebrities, dignitaries, royalty and Chicago's distinguished. Today. Beginning in 2022, the Oak Brook Polo Club will return play to the legendary Cecil Smith Field, which is adjacent to the Butler National Golf Course and neighbors the beautiful Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club in beautiful Oak Brook, Illinois. Located 17 miles from Chicago's Loop, the club hosts a number of Sunday polo matches and continues to attract thousands of fascinated spectators who marvel at the athleticism and majesty of this timeless sport.
Oak Brook Polo Club's second International match will be between Oak Brook and England for the Butler Challenge Cup. The friendly match celebrates the 50th Anniversary since Oak Brook helped bring back international competition to England by establishing the prestigious Coronation Cup, which is often presented to the winning team by a member of the Royal Family. Historically, Queen Elizabeth. Michael Butler led this effort in coordination with the Hurlingham Polo Association.
In addition to this prestigious international match-up, the day will also feature a sideline beer festival featuring select awarding winning local and Midwest craft brews. For a small fee, guests can purchase a sample card for access to the field-side Horses & Hops area. Guests can sample beer while watching the high adrenaline action-packed match field-side with friends, family and coworkers.
Sunday's match will host the 6th Annual "Team Up For Tony" Benefit Polo Tournament Finals for our friend and teammate, Tony Sekera. In early June of 2017, during a solo stick and ball practice, Tony suffered a devastating spinal cord injury that has left him thus far paralyzed below his shoulders. As a result, Tony will always have to rely on 24/7 nursing care.
- 1:00 PM - Gates Open to Public
- 3:00 PM - On-Field Polo Festivities Begin
- 3:15 PM - Featured Match Begins
- 4:00 PM - Halftime Divot Stomp
- 5:00 PM - Match Ends
- 5:30 PM - Awards Ceremony
ACTIVITIES & PERFORMANCES:
- Horses & Hops Field-side Beer Festival
- Best Hat Contest
- Best Tailgate Contest
For more event information, please visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com
Date & Time
Sun, Aug 28, 2022 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM