Junior School Rules & Regulations
The rules of The Hurlingham Polo Association will govern all tournaments played. Specific SUPA rules are as follows:
SUPA organises tournaments on behalf of schools who make entries. Schools must ensure that appropriate team managers are appointed who will be responsible for individual players at all times. Managers are responsible for the compliance with SUPA/HPA rules.
Hats: SUPA expects all playing in tournaments to wear a protective helmet that conforms to British Safety Standards and carry a kitemark. Those approved by the pony club and carry a kitemark - PAS 015, ASTM F1163, AS/NZS 3838 1998, Snell E2001 OR EN 1384. These standards are required as these are currently considered to afford the best protection. It is emphasised that hats bearing a QAS (quality assurance symbol), e.g. Kite Mark, SEI or QAS, are batch tested and therefore manufactured to a constant standard. Those manufactured by Charles Owen will comply with our standards and will become mandatory from 2010.
Goggles: will be mandatory from 2011. SUPA recommend that all players wear goggles.
Knee Pads: It is an HPA rule that Knee Pads must be worn by all players.
Spurs: No spurs allowed.
Eligibility of Players
All players must be in full time education and under 13 years of age on 1st January each year. They should be playing on polo ponies and not 'fluffies'.
All players must be insured before playing polo for 3rd party public liability. All players must be registered and paid for the current year January 1st - December 31st prior to playing or be a member of a polo club. To check players eligibility please search for members online and contact Lucy Northmore with payment for those not yet registered with SUPA or a polo club.
All matches will be played without handicaps, but handicaps will be used for seeding and eligibility.
If a team has to withdraw less than 7 days before a tournament the entry fee will be forfeited and penalties may be affixed.