An extraordinary discovery from the Krenkerup archives have revealed that polo was played at the estate almost 100 years ago on the same grounds that are being used for polo today. It is believed that the owner at the time, Count Heinrich Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow and his brother Curt, who was married to the American Woolworth-heiress Barbara Hutton, brought the sport to Denmark and to Krenkerup.
Paul Butler was an American heir, businessman and polo player. In 1922 he founded the Oak Brook Polo Club, one of the oldest polo clubs in the United States. It was once the sport’s epicenter for elite professional polo and served as home to the U.S. Open Polo Championship for twenty-four straight seasons beginning in the mid 1950s and other prestigious international and national polo tournaments.
Paul Butler won six U.S. Open Polo Championships and four Butler Handicap titles.
Donald Turner has not yet been identified.
Having worked and played at some of the premier polo clubs in the world – I am proud to be associated with Krenkerup polo. This new and exciting venture which hosts the only full-sized polo field in Denmark has quality stamped all over it! The beautiful location and amazing field have set standards which will be hard to follow.
Having been involved with Krenkerup Polo over the last few years – I can honestly say that this new and exciting project has all the hallmarks of being a great success. The high standards, amazing facilities with a full-sized Polo field and the professional friendly approach to everything will firmly ensure their place on the world’s polo map.
The foundation of any polo club is often said to be having a great ground to play on. Krenkerup Polo has indeed got this but more importantly it has a heart and soul with the people driving it. It is already setting a standard with it’s beautiful setting, great ground and carefully selected and managed horses that will be unique in the world of polo not just in Denmark.
A polo field should have a well-manicured surface with a dense mixed sward. The sub surface should be a good friable soil to give grip and cushioning to the horse. I believe we are fortunate to have both here at Krenkerup. Also, as an added bonus the sighting of the field is amazing. Unique.