USPA Butler International Cup Championship | Polo For Conservation

  • Sun, Sep 25, 2022 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Cecil Smith Field

    700 Oak Brook Road
    Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Ticket Price $0.00-$1,600 This event is now over

Oak Brook Polo Club is thrilled to be working with the Hurlingham Polo Association, Great Britain's governing body of polo, in welcoming an English team to Oak Brook. 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.

The day's event will benefit the Friends of Conservation (FOC). Founded in 1982, FOC was one of the world’s earliest leaders in the development of community conservation. It has been actively engaging the participation of communities in the Masai Mara area of Kenya since 1988 — planning, decision-making and implementing actions and policies relating to natural resources management and capacity building. Today this continues to be the FOC's mission — changing attitudes of local people and officials towards sustainable natural resources management. FOC projects have scientific, cultural and aesthetic importance. Not only do we work to maintain the enjoyment of national and international visitors, but also for the crucial economic benefit of local peoples, providing expertise, education and training, in the support of sustainable enterprise.

Event Schedule

  • 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


  • Sips & Saddles Wine Festival
  • Best Hat Contest
  • Best Tailgate Contest

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Date & Time

Sun, Sep 25, 2022 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Venue Details

Cecil Smith Field

700 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 Cecil Smith Field
Oak Brook Polo Club

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.

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