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.
Chicago Polo Association's final 12-goal tournament, the prestigious USPA Butler International Cup presented by U.S. Polo Assn., comes to an end. The 2022 tournament got underway on Friday, September 9th with preliminary matches taking place at the Las Brisas Farm & Polo Club in Elgin, Illinois. The Sunday match will feature the final two teams of the tournament
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.
- 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:
- Sips & Saddles Wine Festival
- Best Hat Contest
- Best Tailgate Contest
For more event information, please visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com
Date & Time
Sun, Sep 25, 2022 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM