Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA)


The Hurlingham Polo Association is the governing body for polo in the UK, Ireland and many other parts of the Commonwealth.  The HPA is responsible for the rules and regulations under which the game is played.  The object of the HPA is to further the interest in the game of polo and support, by all possible means, the common interests of its affiliated clubs and associations.

The HPA is currently affiliated with:

57 outdoor clubs in the UK
9 outdoor clubs in Ireland
28 arena clubs in the UK and Ireland
6 associations in the UK and Ireland
27 overseas clubs and associations

Overseas scholarships are available to Pony Club Members for the improvement of pony welfare and player skill.

Any player who is a member of a polo club in the UK or Ireland are automatically associate members of the HPA.

For more information please see the HPA website

For more information about the British Junior Polo Championships please see the tab below.

The Hurlingham Polo Association Polo Charity has awarded the Pony Club a donation to be put towards the development and growth of youth polo through training and taster days.
Pony Club Branches and Centres may apply for all or part of the cost of their taster, rally or training day.

The following conditions should be met:
- Pony Club Branches/Centres who currently do not take part in Polo may apply for 100% of the cost of the coach and venue for the taster/rally
- Pony Club Branches/Centres who currently do take part in Polo may apply for 50% of the cost of the coach and venue for the taster/rally
- HPA accredited coaches must be used (please note that the coach will also need a DBS check to be in sole charge of a Pony Club group – this can be done through either the HPA or the Pony Club). Alternatively the coach can be accompanied by a Pony Club instructor. The Pony Club Polo committee will assist in sending a coach if none is nearby and the coach and/or committee can help with choosing a suitable venue
- The training may be open to all ages but the grant only applies to under 14s
- The grant will apply to the cost of coach and venue
- The organiser must submit a report in order for the grant payment to be made – this will include an outline of the day, the name of the coach used and a list of those under 14 who took part, please find the report form below

Subject to the above conditions being met and funds being available, the payment will be made directly to the Branch/Centre.

Please use the forms below to apply and claim for funding:

Training Grant Application Form 2019.

Training Grant Report Form 2019

FLANNELS BRITISH JUNIOR POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS TOURNAMENT RULES FOR 2019

GENERAL
• All players must hold a British Passport or be in full time education in the UK
• Overseas players can be invited to play but this must be agreed by the Tournament Committee*
• Only one overseas player is allowed per team
• All players must be a paid-up member of a polo club with an HPA handicap
• All players must have passed the HPA Rules Test
• Players in Rocksavage may also play in Hipwood or Buckmaster, but this must be agreed by the Tournament Committee*
• All ages are as at 1st January 2019
• Team names should preferably be based on Polo Clubs or agreed by the HPA
• All matches are scheduled and organised by the Tournament Committee* and take place from the beginning of July

BUCKMASTER
• Team handicap 0 to 4 goals
• Players must be under 19 on 1st January (players born in 2000 or later)
• The recommended minimum age is 14.
• Younger players may apply to the Tournament Committee* for exemption if of the required standard
• Maximum individual handicap 2 goals.
• It is recommended that all teams have an HPA coach.
• Four chukka matches

ROCKSAVAGE
• Team handicap -5 to 0 goals
• Players must be under 17 on 1st January (players born in 2002 or later)
• The recommended minimum age is 13
• Younger players may apply to the Tournament Committee* for exemption if of the required standard
• Maximum individual handicap is 1 goal
• All teams must have a recognised HPA coach
• Four chukka matches

HIPWOOD
• Team handicap -8 to -5 goals
• Players must be under 14 on 1st January (players born in 2005 or later)
• The recommended minimum age is 11
• Younger players may apply to the Tournament Committee* for exemption if of the required standard
• Maximum individual handicap is 0 goals
• All teams must have a recognised HPA coach
• Three chukka matches

*Tournament Committee – David Woodd, Jeremy Barber, Jilly Emerson and Olly Hughes



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