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Oak Brook Polo Club heads into its 96th season as one of the nation's oldest polo clubs in operation today and the fourth oldest sports property in Chicago. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary since the last U.S. Open Polo Championship which was held at Oak Brook in 1978.
The 2018 schedule includes the return of such popular matches as Horses & Horsepower, Butler Challenge Cup, and Chicago Polo Cup. Oak Brook Polo will additionally introduce the Heartland Cup -which will host the 2018 Midwest Jaguar Concours d’Elegance, and the Caribbean Cup to the schedule. The schedule is as follows:
The success of the “International Polo Series” continues with three international fixtures spread across the season including Mexico, Jamaica and Great Britain. The teams will compete for some of Oak Brook Polo’s most revered trophies, including the Drake Challenge Cup and coveted Butler International Cup.
Oak Brook Polo has the continued support of sponsors, some of which will have special events taking place throughout the season. The Drake Oak Brook Hotel will host a pre-match “Sunday Polo Brunch” while Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse will be the preferred destination for post-match entertainment. CutWater Spirits will feature a “best tailgate” contest and Room & Board will outfit the Saddle Club with luxury outdoor furniture. Other new and returning sponsors include; Michigan Avenue Magazine, Veuve Clicquot, Merrill Lynch, Make It Better, Hinsdale Magazine, David Yurman, Land Rover Hinsdale, Barrington Saddlery, Valley Air Services, FIJI Water, BNY Mellon, and many more.
2018 Oak Brook Polo Club Season Calendar
July 15th, Butler Challenge Cup / Horses and Horsepower
July 22nd, Heartland Cup / Jaguar Concours d’Elegance
August 5th, Caribbean Cup
August 19th, Chicago Polo Cup
September 9th, Butler International Cup
September 22nd, USPA Board of Governors Tournament
September 23rd, USPA U.S. Open Polo Alumni Match
“It is our mission to make polo accessible affordable and memorable for everyone who attends,” explains Danny O’Leary, Managing Director of Oak Brook Polo Club. “Whether you are looking for a fun family activity or get-together with friends, Oak Brook Polo is a ‘must add’ to your summer bucket list.”
All ticket holders will have access to The Drake Oak Brook Hotel bars, which will be serving up Classic Pimm’s Chukkers and Veuve Clicquot Champagne, and Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse pop-up restaurant. Prices are as follows: $10.00 per person for lawn seating; $45.00 per car for tailgating; $40.00 VIP (includes field-site seating in Saddle Club and champagne during divot stomp); $85.00 Brunch and VIP and Saddle Club access; $300 Saddle Club Reserved Tables (seating for up to 8); $300 Saddle Club Box (elevated seating overlooking field for up to 6); $650.00 Private Field Side Tent; $750.00 Saddle Club Skyboxes (for up to 12).
For ticket information, event schedule, parking directions and general information, please visit www.oakbrookpoloclub.com or call 630.368.5095.