The UK Armed Forces Polo Association (formerly the CSPA) is responsible for overseeing, encouraging and co-ordinating polo for the three Services throughout the world. The Royal Navy and Royal Marine Equestrian Association, the Army Polo Association and the Royal Air Force Polo Association are all subordinate to the UKAFPA, but represented on the UK Armed Forces Polo Advisory Committee.

Patron His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB
President General Sir James Everard KCB CBE
Hon President Field Marshal Sir John Chapple GCB CBE


Chairman & HPA Steward Lt Col Nick Cowley
Vice Chairman Air Vice-Marshal Chris Luck MBE
Director Major M J A Cann, 10A The High Street, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5AQ
Telephone: 01672 564911. Fax: 01672 562101. Email:
Treasurer Simon Day & Co


RN Representative Commander A Wilson

Army Representative Colonel J Stanhope-White

RAF Representative Wing Commander E Whitechurch


The British Forces Foundation

The British Forces Foundation aims to promote the efficiency of the Armed Forces through charitable means by promoting the well being and esprit de corps of all service personnel. With ever-increasing commitments overseas Britain’s soldiers, sailors and airmen can expect to spend even longer periods away from their homes and families – therefore maintaining their morale becomes all the more important. The Foundation, with a unique fusion of showbusiness, military and senior diplomatic figures, will raise substantial funding to encourage top performers to go around the world entertaining the troops, as well as supporting existing organisations involved in providing entertainment and recreational facilties to the Forces.

Hurlingham Polo Association

The Hurlingham Polo Association is the governing body for polo in the UK and for many parts of the Commonwealth; it liaises with similar associations throughout the world. In one form or another, it has been in existence since 1874. There are 40 clubs in the UK who are affiliated to the HPA and run tournaments for them as well as for themselves. Individuals are members of these clubs and, as playing members, are associate members of the HPA. The HPA is interested in the welfare of ponies and has rules concerning them. Grants are given to the Pony Club and some universities for the encouragement of polo. A scholarship scheme is run for young players to go overseas to learn to play polo and to look after ponies.

Tidworth Polo Club

Tidworth Polo Club was a centre of Army polo from 1908. Today, members from all three Services and a very significant civilian membership play together in a lively and friendly atmosphere. The Club is set in the grounds of Tedworth House in Tidworth, Wiltshire, and the famous Fisher and Tattoo grounds are among the most handsome in England.The Club has one of the largest polo playing memberships in the country and has become a byword for genuine low goal polo. There are many tournaments and matches covering the full range of low goal polo. It always has club chukkas and very, very rarely cancels playing. The Club Patron is His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.


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