Barrington Horse Country

Polo Among Friends

The 13th Annual LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Matches


story by Lisa Stamos | Photo by JULIE LINNEKIN

The Mike Harrington Family team won the three-way round robin LeCompte/Kalaway Cup. From left: Claudio Gauna, Charles Todd, Cindy Forster, and Ahmed Fathy.

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The Barrington Hills Polo Club completely filled the polo field sidelines with guests at its 13th annual polo matches for a day of fun and to benefit charity partner, Midwest Veterans Closet. The Gentlemen’s Team won the first match of the day, The Battle of the Sexes. Mike Harrington’s Family team beat the Beaird Dermatology and Shakou Sushi teams in the 3-way round robin competition, earning top team for the Trail Owner’s Cup trophy. The Riding Club of Barrington Hills hosted the Trail Owners Tent, offering cocktails and lunch as a thank-you to the trail owners who permit Riding Club members to horseback ride across their properties.

Enjoy some of the many day’s highlights from Chicagoland’s largest polo event and a cherished tradition for the community.

Teams battle it out in the round robin match.

Fox River Valley Pony Club

Left: Renata Sanfilippo. Middle: Cathy LeCompte. Right: Steve and Bethany Cook with son Carson..

The Gentlemens team won the Battle of the Sexes after a close match. From left: James Sanfilippo, John Rosene, Joel Cueller, Lindor Novillo, Mark Cope, and Bob Apitz.

The Ladies team is (from left) Heather Khan, Kim Montreal, Tracy Riff, Zivile Rackauskas, sponsor Lisa Stamos, Shannon Norbash, Renata Sanfilippo, and Cindy Apitz.

Riding Club of Barrington Hills members (from left) Lynn Topping, Mary Beth Holsteen, and Jane Clement.