Inaugural “Midwest Open” Brings Polo Accessibility and Exposure to Chicago Public

Photo: Las Brisas Farm and Polo Club

Edited Press Release

Elgin, IL – July 13, 2022: 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 it’s a sport the average family will love and embrace. It’s all part of the inaugural “Midwest Open,” a chance to feature the sport locally and the one-of-a-kind place they’ll be playing in.

“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

Host: Las Brisas Farm and Polo Club
Established in 2019, Las Brisas Farm and Polo Club has quickly become the Chicagoland area’s premier destination for competitive polo. 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. The tournament will primarily be played at Las Brisas Polo Clubs host location in Elgin, IL while also utilizing other facilities it maintains through the Chicagoland area.

What: Inaugural “Midwest Open” presented by Planemasters
For the first time in contemporary polo history, Las Brisas Polo Club will host the United States Polo Association Midwest Open. The vision is to bring players from all over the country to compete for the $50,000 purse, and prestigious trophy. This will be the highest level of play in the Midwest featuring exceptional polo ponies, world-class players and fans enjoying one of the most beautiful places to watch the game.

When: Tournament Dates: Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 14th. Please see for more information on tickets and game times.