2019 Season

FIXTURES & EVENTS

SEASON SCHEDULE

2019 SEASON SCHEDULE & EVENTS

SEASON OPENER

HORSES & HORSEPOWER

01/19 - 01/23

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$550

BUTLER CHALLENGE CUP

POLO FOR CONSERVATION

01/19 - 01/23

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$399

OAK BROOK POLO OPEN

VILLAGE APPRECIATION

01/19 - 01/23

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$499

CANCELED: CHICAGO POLO DAY - SEASON OPENER

PIMM'S, PONIES & POLO

June 10, 2018

Today’s, June 10th Oak Brook Polo Event, Chicago Polo Day, has been canceled due to inclement weather which has or will cause unsafe field conditions for polo competition. Oak Brook Polo will make every attempt to reschedule the match or will be played on a previously scheduled date. Tickets to this event are non-refundable, but may be used for entry to a future schedule event on Oak Brook Polo’s 2018 Season Calendar. Just present your ticket upon entry at your desired event. If you have purchased a field side tent, table, box or skybox, please contact Oak Brook Polo management at info@oakbrookpoloclub.com to reschedule. We apologies for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at our next match. Sincerely, Oak Brook Polo Club Management

CANCELED: DRAKE CHALLENGE CUP

OAK BROOK (USA) vs. ESCUELA DE POLO MEXICO (MEXICO)

June 24, 2018

Oak Brook Polo is excited to welcome the Mexico Polo Team from the Club de Polo Tecamac to play for one of the Club's oldest and most celebrated trophies, The Drake Challenge Cup. Named after The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, this beautiful brass trophy has been played for since 1964 by some of the most celebrated polo players in American history during the Club's glory days. In 2017, the Jamaica Polo Team, led by Marc Melville, competed against Oak Brook in a heavily fought 8-goal match. Mexico has a had a long history of visiting and playing in Oak Brook from the 1950s to the late 1980s, including legendary polo player and hall of famer, Memo Gracida. We are thrilled to reignite this storied friendship and bring it back to Oak Brook!

BUTLER CHALLENGE CUP

HORSES & HORSEPOWER

July 15, 2018

Start your engines! In partnership with the Ferrari Club of America and Continental AutoSports Ferrari, We invite you and your guests to a day of conservation and horses and horsepower. The afternoon starts with an on-field parade of new and classic Ferraris for you to admire. Followed by the finals of the historic Butler Challenge Cup tournament. The Friends of Conservation will host its annual fundraising event in conjunction with the match. So come out and wear your best Fedora and flaunt your Italian and Ferrari pride by spending an afternoon watching fast polo action with appearances by some furry African animals.

THE HEARTLAND CUP

JAGUAR CONCOURS, CATS & PONIES SOIREE

July 22, 2018

The Oak Brook Polo Club has and continues to be the most visible polo club in the Midwest and has welcomed many out-of-state clubs from surrounding states and cities to play. Including: St. Louis, Milwaukee, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Louisville, Iowa, etc. This season we are thrilled to introduce The Heartland Cup. A out-of-state exhibition match between Oak Brook Polo and a rival out-of-state team. Before the match, we will open our gates early to the public to enjoy the Illinois Jaguar Club’s 2018 Concours, Cats & Ponies Soiree featuring new and vintage awarding cars.  

BUTLER CHALLENGE CUP (RESCHEDULED)

RESCHEDULED

July 29, 2018

Due to Sunday's, July 15th match being cut short due to weather. Both Oak Brook and the Gibsons Bar & Steakhous Teams have agreed to reschedule their match for Sunday, July 29th for the Championship Match of the Butler Challenge Cup. Come out an watch one of the season's highly anticipated match-ups as they battle to claim themselves Champions of one of Oak Brook Polo's most prestigious trophies, the Butler Challenge Cup named after Paul Butler and the Butler Family, who founded the polo club in 1922 and Village in 1954.

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CARIBBEAN CUP

OAK BROOK (USA) vs. KINGSTON POLO CLUB (JAMAICA)

August 05, 2018

For the third straight year, Oak Brook Polo is excited to welcome the Jamaica Team, from the Kingston Polo Club, back to play for the reinstituted Caribbean Cup. The Cup was first established in the mid 1900s to commemorate Oak Brook’s and Jamaica’s friendship and match. Last year, Jamaica played for The Drake Challenge Cup and the Butler International Cup in 2016. The Jamaica Polo Team will led by Marc Melville, who first played in Oak Brook when he was 16 years old with his father “Danny” and younger brother Zander.

CHICAGO POLO OPEN

HORSES & HOPS

August 19, 2018

Chicago's signature polo tournament comes to an end at Oak Brook with the Chicago Polo Open Championship Match. Over the past week, teams from around the midwest competed in a 10-12-goal tournament. The Chicago Polo Open is a rebirth of Chicago's history in hosting rival polo teams from around the Midwest and the United States, such as Milwaukee, Detroit, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Iowa, Indianapolis and many more. We are also excited to introduce the inaugural Horses & Hops beer festival. Come out and watch the conclusion of the Chicago Polo Open while enjoying some of Chicagoland's popular and new breweries!

BUTLER INTERNATIONAL CUP

OAK BROOK (USA) vs. CENTTRIP WALES POLO TEAM (GREAT BRITAIN)

September 09, 2018

In the third and final match of the International Polo Series, Oak Brook Polo welcomes back the Wales Polo Team to compete for the Butler International and Prince of Wales Cup. Oak Brook Polo has a long history of welcoming teams from other countries and has deep ties to Great Britain's Royal Family. In 2015 India played for the Cup followed by Jamaica in 2016. Prior to 2015, the Cup was last seen in 1986 when it was presented to Prince Charles's Wales Polo Team. An event that drew a crowd of over 20,000 spectators to see a young Prince Charles play on Oak Brook's polo fields. The Wales Team will be back to reclaim the Cup from their 8-5 loss in 2017.

TEAM UP FOR TONY

CHARITY MATCH

September 16, 2018

On Sunday, September 16th @ 2:00 PM, the Oak Brook Polo Club will host a Benefit Polo Match for our friend and teammate, Tony Sekera. In 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. The mostly all-tailgate event will allow attendees to pull-up their vehicles to view the match from the sidelines or from Oak Brook Polo Club's Saddle Club & Polo Lounge. Proceeds collected from the benefit match will be given to the Sekera family for the care of Tony Sekera and intensive therapy. Cash and check donations will be collected at the polo match.

USPA BOARD OF GOVERNORS MATCH

OAK BROOK POLO WEEKEND

September 22, 2018

The Oak Brook Polo Club was awarded the 2018 United States Polo Association (USPA) Board of Governors and Annual Member Meetings. An event that draws the entire U.S. and Global Polo Community to the Village of Oak Brook and City of Chicago. To celebrate this award, Oak Brook Polo will host a "polo weekend" beginning with the USPA Board of Governors Match. A round-robin tournament featuring today's polo leaders and legendary players in the United States. This is Oak Brook's first and only Saturday polo event, so come out an enjoy a long afternoon of fun and competitive polo!

USPA U.S. OPEN POLO ALUMNI MATCH

OAK BROOK POLO WEEKEND

September 23, 2018

The second match of Oak Brook's "polo weekend"in conjunction with the United States Polo Association's (USPA) 2018 Board of Governors & Annual Member Meetings, is the USPA U.S. Open Polo Alumni Match. For the first time in history, the Oak Brook Polo Club and USPA have teamed up to host an exhibition match between current players and some of histories legendary polo players and patrons who played in the U.S. Open Polo Championship. Come and watch this historic match and the close to Oak Brook's 2018 Polo Season.

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