OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS
HISTORIC OAK BROOK POLO
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. Beginning in 2022, the Oak Brook Polo Club will return to the historic Cecil Smith Field, adjacent to the prestigious Butler National Golf Course and east of the 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.
"This is best kept secret in the Suburbs. I can't say enough about it. Great friends, great times. You've got to check it out."
- Michigan Avenue
"Overall energy of the game, watching everyone get excited. One of the best times of the summer."
"I keep feeling I'm on vacation somewhere."
"We've had so much fun. The weather is gorgeous, the people are great and we are loving the sport."
Oak Brook is Chicagoland's home for polo
Nowhere in the Midwest will you experience the thrill, intensity and excitement of polo that Oak Brook Polo delivers. We are home to the highest rated polo competition in the Central States that feature some of the best teams and players in the state, nation and the world.
Feel the ground shake as players and their ponies thunder past at 20 to 30 mph. Witness the athleticism and skill of the world's best polo players as they compete for some of Oak Brook Polo's most coveted trophies.
Chicago's Official Polo Team
Led by Chicago business leader, James Drury, the Oak Brook Polo Team's roster is made up of three highly rated Argentine polo players: Horacio Onetto, Tomas Obregon and Marianno Gutierrez.
The 12-Goal Team regularly competes at Oak Brook and throughout Chicagoland and Western Suburbs in tournaments and exhibition matches. The Team also represents Oak Brook and the City of Chicago in out-of-state and international competition from nearby Milwaukee to as far India.
Watch, cheer for and get to know your home team this summer!
2022 SEASON SCHEDULE
SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH
GREAT GATSBY DAY
SUNDAY, JULY 17TH
CHICAGO POLO INVITATIONAL CHAMP.
BALLOONS & BRIDLES
SUNDAY, JULY 24TH
GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR. CUP
BALLOONS & BRIDLES
SUNDAY, JULY 31ST
GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON JR. CUP CHAMP.
FERRARI HORSES & HORSEPOWER
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH
USPA MIDWEST CUP
LAMBORGHINI HORSES & HORSEPOWER
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST
HORSES & HOPS
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH
BUTLER CHALLENGE CUP*
HORSES & HOPS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
OAK BROOK POLO OPEN
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
BUTLER INTERNATIONAL CUP
SIPS & SADDLES
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH
BUTLER INTERNATIONAL CUP CHAMP.
POLO FOR CONSERVATION
(*) Tournament and matches are subject to change.
Oak Brook Polo has something for everyone!
Impress your date, clients, friends , family or coworkers with a unique and memorable experience that will have them talking about for years.
Want to be Pretty Woman for a day, enjoy an outing with friends and family, celebrate an occasion, experience the polo lifestyle or just an excuse to get out the house, Oak Brook Polo is your weekend excursion and Sunday Funday.
Whether you are visiting or call Chicago home, mark your calendars for a fun and thrilling afternoon of polo!
The town that polo built!
Considered the "Patron Saint of Polo", business leader and outdoorsman, Paul Butler, along with his brother, founded the Oak Brook Polo Club in 1922 and later the Village of Oak Brook.
He and his children, Michael Butler and Jorie Butler Kent, would turn Oak Brook into the polo capital of the world with 14 fields and stabling for 300+ horses. The Village would become the venue for the U.S. Open Polo Championship® for 24 straight years and other prestigious tournaments and home to the United States Polo Association.
For nearly a century, polo has and will always be part of Oak Brook's DNA and the sport's 140+ year history in Chicago.
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