Polo was revived in Lake Forest on the afternoon of August 13, during a match featuring the Villa del Lago Polo team to benefit Equestrian Connection. Held at historic Crab Tree Farm in Lake Bluff, spectators enjoyed world-class play from their lawn seats or the tented VIP area. The traditional stomping of divots occurred during half-time and also featured a special performance by The Red Stallions, a four-member drill team. Sponsors for the event included the Robert Morrison family, Latham & Watkins, Storch Amini & Munves PC, Ward Manufacturing, J.P. Morgan, Mackinac Partners, The Vranos Family Foundation, Forest & Bluff, Sheridan Road, VenWell Financial Planning, Mr. and Mrs. Homi Patel, Activator Cycles, Bluffington’s Cafe, The Daily Grind, Dairy Queen, Dance All Night, The Delafield Hotel, Tom DeMint, Irene Flynn, Hinckley & Schmidt, Lake Bluff Park District, Village of Lake Bluff, The Left Bank, Northshore Catering, O’Tarpey’s Rental Service, Marian Phelps Pawlick, Rocco Fiore, Drew Johnson, Rosalind Franklin University, Kurt and Leslie Struggles, Debbie Hodgkins, Paul Wallace, Wildflour Bakery & Cafe, Wisma, Sidley Austin LLP, Knauz Autopark, Coyote Logistics, Ann Hubbard’s Tack Shop, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Lockton, Inc. More than $50,000 was raised for therapy ride scholarships for special needs children in need of financial support.
For more information, visit equestrianconnection.org.
Photography by Larry Miller