Tag Archives: HPA

  • hpanationalclubchampionships2018

    HPA National Club Championships

    HPA National Club Championships. Following the semifinals of the HPA National Club Championships, which took place on Friday, Sunday saw the grand final and subsidiary final of this highly regarded Arena Polo tournament played at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. The event showcased five 15-goals teams and is played under the Arena Polo HPA rules. The […]

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    Arena Rule Changes

    Arena Rule Changes. With the arena polo now well underway how aware are you of the rule changes that have been made since last season? Let’s take a look and make sure you don’t get caught out. In a Penalty 4 one of the fouling team is allowed to be in front of the hitter […]

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    Finals Home & Abroad

    Finals Home and Abroad. The Argentine Open Final and the Finals of the HPA National Club Championships (3 goal and 12 goal) both took place this weekend. The Argentine Open Final between Ellerstina and La Dolfina was played on Saturday… In a dramatic final to the 2017 Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo, La Dolfina survived the […]

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    Coronation Cup is Moving

    The Coronation Cup is Moving. The Coronation Cup date has been confirmed along with a change of venue. The Chairman of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), Stephen Hutchinson, has announced that the date for the 2018 Coronation Cup will be Saturday 28th July, with the event moving venue from Guards to the Royal County of Berkshire Polo […]

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    Taking Up Polo

    Taking Up Polo. I imagine if you are thinking about taking up polo you already have been to watch a game or two. During the summer polo is played on grass and the teams are made up of four players. Polo carries on in the winter but is played in an enclosed arena with teams of three. […]

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    2018 Helmet Rule

    2018 Helmet Rule. Back in the Spring of 2016 a comprehensive review on safety helmets was carried out and the HPA Stewards approved a future amendment to the Protective Equipment rules (Rule 2.3b of the HPA’s 2016 Rules and Regulations). As of January 1, 2018, all players shall wear a helmet that is Kite Marked […]

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    Summer Polo, GB 2017

    Summer Polo, Britain 2017. Looking ahead to the fast approaching British Summer Polo Season, here are the main events to put in your diary. This is an opportunity to see many of the best players in the world compete on home turf (or sand!). Polo on the Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, May 19-21 Professional polo, Segway polo, horse stunt […]

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    Golden Goal Wins National

    Golden Goal Wins National. Hilali Noordeen’s Sifani polo team meeting Simon Arber’s Four Quarters in the 15 Goal Final of the HPA National Club Championships was always going to be a battle, but the match on Sunday 5 February at The RCBPC turned into an epic. It took a fifth chukka golden goal to decide the […]

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    Polo for Under 18’s

    Polo for under 18’s. Did you know the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) and Pony Club join forces to organise British Junior Polo events in the UK? During the school summer holidays tournaments are held to encourage young players to get involved in competitive polo and gain valuable match experience. To participate all players must: be a […]

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    Equine Passports

    Equine Passports. All equines in the UK are required to have a passport by law which identifies the animal, states whether or not it is intended for human consumption and shows the current owner. At the beginning of this year DEFRA introduced stricter regulations for horse passports (Commission Regulation EC 262/2015). The HPA remains the […]

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    Unified Polo Rules

    Unified Polo Rules The FIP, AAP, USPA and HPA have resolved rule differences and the HPA have announced that a Worldwide Unified Rules Book will be published this year. The big four governing bodies in polo, The Federation of International Polo, The Argentine Polo Association, The United States Polo Association and our own governing body The […]

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    Pony Passports

    Pony Passports. HPA issue new instructions inline with DEFRA. On 1 January 2016 DEFRA introduced stricter regulations for horse passports (Commission Regulation EC 262/2015). Horse passports can now only be issued where the silhouette (markings) has been completed by a vet, and the passport has to be completed on security watermarked paper. The HPA have […]