For centuries, polo has been known as the “Sport of Kings.” But this summer, organizers are focusing on both attracting some of the game’s crown jewels while reassuring spectators polo is a sport the average family will love and embrace. It is all part of the inaugural USPA-sanctioned Midwest Open, a chance to feature the sport locally and the one-of-a-kind place they’ll be playing.
For the first time in contemporary polo history, Las Brisas Polo Club in Elgin, Illinois, will host the Midwest Open. The vision is to bring players from all over the country to compete for a $50,000 purse and the prestigious trophy. This will be the highest level of play in the Midwest since 1979 and will feature exceptional polo ponies, world-class players and plenty of fans, who will all have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful places to watch the game.
“Our vision is to be the premier polo facility in the Midwest by providing a first-class experience for players, members, sponsors and spectators. This event will showcase both the sport’s untapped mass appeal and everything our grounds has to offer.” – Larry Aschebrook, Founder, Las Brisas Polo Club
Where: Arranmore Farm & Polo Club, 34 Rance Rd, Oswego, IL, 60543
For twenty years, Arranmore Farm + Polo Club existed exclusively as a private family-owned and operated farm andpolo club. Now, the family is working with Las Brisas to share this 150-acre unique experience with the public as Las Brisas Arranmore. The Midwest Open is an opportunity to raise awareness about the sport and offer a one-of-kind event for hundreds of families and couples looking for the best in athletic competition, food and outdoor entertainment.
When: Sunday, August 7
Gates open at 1:30pm for VIP access
Gates open for tailgating at 2:00pm
Match begins at 3:00pm
Planemasters VIP Experience Includes:
The Fat Shallot Food Truck
Martini & Rossi Halftime Prosecco & Rose Divot Stomp
Cantera Negra & Martini Fiero Signature Cocktails
©Arranmore Farm and Polo Club
Other Public Polo Dates and Events at Las Brisas/Arranmore:
Every Wednesday is “Wine Down Wednesday Polo” and is followed by a concert from a local musician.
Monday, July 11 – Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, July 13 – (After the game) Flatbed Concert Series: Gerald Dowd
Wednesday, July 20 – (After the game) Flatbed Concert Series: Korgan Robb
Monday, July 25 – Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, July 27 – (After the game) Flatbed Concert Series: Johnny Don’t!
Wednesday, Aug 3 – (After the game) Flatbed Concert Series: Michael Mahler
Monday, August 8 – Sunset Yoga
Wednesday, Aug 10 – (After the game) Flatbed Concert Series: Nora O’Connor
Saturday, August 20 – CABCAB Concert
Monday, August 22 – Sunset Yoga