The 2017 Season Finishes

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the people who supported and visited HPC, The London Polo Club over the course of the 2017 Season. It was another action packed year of polo. The Polo Office are already putting things in place for another top summer of polo in 2018 and the fixture list will be finalised in the coming weeks.

We hope all our players, members and supporters have a great winter and we can’t wait for the 2018 Season to kick off next Spring. Look out for the announcement coming soon for HPC social events in the coming months.

HPA Polo Helmet Regulations for 2018

After much extended speculation, the HPA has made the decision to amend helmet regulations for the sport of polo and has produced a list of helmets that comply with the safety ruling. The official statement from the HPA is below:
“From 01 January 2018, helmets must be type approved to the standard PAS015:2011 with CE mark (type approval must be performed by a UK headquartered Noted Body for Personal Protective Equipment), SNELL E2001, VG1 01.040 2014-12, or UTAC/CRITT 04/2015.
Casablanca will be introducing a new helmet called the “NEU” which meets PAS015:2011 with a target launch date of 1st November. La Martina are also bringing out a new helmet (no name released) and testing procedures are to be conducted at the end of September. Falcon has decided not to certify their helmet.
Please note, there is a new standard, BSEN1384:2017, which has just been published. Our policy is to follow the BHA helmet standards.”
The HPA has provided this link to view the BHA Helmet Regulations
The HPA list of approved helmets 29.08.17:

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Dog Show this Sunday 1st October.

As in previous years we are inviting our other four-legged friends – the dogs – to take part in their own special show.  Starting at 10.30am on the Jubilee Ground, the classes are as follows:

Class 1 : Best small & large breed

Class 2 : Best puppy (up to 12 months) & Best golden oldie (10 years and over)

Class 3 : Dog most like its owner

Class 4 : Best young handler (children under 10 years)

Class 5 : Best in Show, winners from Class 1 complete for the Milly Award. 

Class 6 : Dog race across the pitch

There will be lots of prizes and it should be great fun, so please do come along.  A £2 entry fee of per dog per class will be charged with all the money going to the GWT.

A full afternoon of polo begins soon after plus the grooms’ challenge and the fancy dress chukka and prize giving.