Junior & Seniors Schools Friendly Arena Tournament
Sunday, 19th November 2023
Oxford Polo, Kemsley Farm, Akeman St, Bicester OX25 3AA
If you are running late please call
Caroline on 07889141344 or
Gill on 07887 950414
Times – Updated Times 19.11.23
Teams – Team Lists
Play Polo App – Instructions for PlayPolo App
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone next Sunday and especially welcoming all our new players. A huge thank you to Oxford Polo for hosting us – please note this site is a work in progress, please park where you are asked to and abide by their rules.
VERY IMPORTANT – If you are bringing horses on Sunday 19th you must contact Hector Worsley at email@example.com to ensure that there are enough parking and tie up areas – failure to do so will see your lorry/trailers being turned around.
If you must bring a dog with you they must be kept on a lead at all times. Owners of dogs who do not keep them on a lead will be fined by Oxford Polo.
Please make sure you read all the information in this letter and pass it on to everyone attending (including your horse hirer, coach etc)
At this point we would like to remind everyone that this is a friendly arena tournament with teams/students playing that we have never seen before.
We are paper free and all information for the tournament will now be on the “Play Polo App”. Please read the attached document “Instructions for Play Polo App” and scan the code and download the app prior to arrival at Oxford Polo. This is also a brilliant way for anyone unable to attend the event to be able to see how their team is doing!
We are starting at 9 am and are going to be running an exceptionally tight ship, due to the number of teams competing, the timings in the attached document are purely a guide and we will run using the App.
Important Chukka Info
All teams/divisions will play 3 x 6 mins chukkas.
On the Play Polo App you will see the chukka time, this is purely for guidance, by downloading the App you will be able to see exactly what chukka we are on. If timings change drastically we will update the app.
We will not be waiting for anyone. Failure to be ready in time will see the other team being awarded a goal for every minute we wait.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your child/children/students are mounted and ready to play a minimum of 1 chukka before they are due to play.
The ‘Play Polo’ app is available in the App Store for both Android and Apple or you can follow the link here: https://unitedpolo.page.link/mujE
Stewards – To ensure the smooth running of the day we have a lot of volunteers helping, they will be visible in hi viz vests – please listen to them and treat them with respect at all times.
Hats – Please see the link to the updated hat rules issued by the HPA. All hats must meet HPA requirements and be tagged with the SUPA hat tag, please visit RJ Polo to get this done before getting on any ponies. https://hpa-polo.co.uk/download/2023-Helmet-Rules-for-HPA-website-v16.pdf
All hats must be tagged with the SUPA tag. Yellow SUPA hat tags are no longer accepted.
Rules – Please ensure that you have read the rules on our website https://www.supa.org.uk/
Dress code – whites, numbered shirts (no hoodies when riding) knee pads, and long boots or chaps. Please remember hats must comply with HPA rules. https://hpa-polo.co.uk/download/2023-Helmet-Rules-for-HPA-website-v16.pdf
Prizes – There will not be a formal prize giving but there will be prizes for all teams. Please ensure that you come and see Caroline before you leave!
Food & Drinks
The Polo Café will be in the club house serving breakfast, hot drinks, cold drinks and snacks.
We also have two amazing food stands coming to cater for lunch they will be ready with hot food from 11am. There will be gluten free options.
So no need to worry about pesky picnics in this weather!
Santina’s Wood Fired Pizza’s
Smoke & Braai
Merchandise – RJ Polo will be in attendance if you require any kit, we recommend you take a look at their website and place and order which they can then bring on Sunday. https://www.rjpolo.com/
Photographer – Melissa Bastin will be on site as our official photographer – to be able to see the photographs after the event you will need to register at https://poloimagesphotography.shootproof.com/SUPAjuniorsandseniors