The Association of Polo Schools & Pony Hirers (APSPH)
On 9 May 2013 the APSPH was incorporated and launched in Spring/Summer 2014. The APSPH and this website gives access to information on Membership, Licensing, Insurance and importantly a handbook for those looking to do their Riding Establishment Licence for the first time. The HPA have taken an extremely supportive and enthusiastic stance and will continue to be active in this regard. We aim to:
- Provide information to guide and support all existing and emerging Polo Schools and Pony Hirers
- Promote welfare and safety standards in polo
- Deliver a ‘Gold Standard’ across our sector of the industry in all aspects of our business
- Ensure consumers have the information and understanding they need to make informed choices about where and with whom they learn to play polo or from whom they hire polo ponies
Currently, 6 directors have been appointed who have been responsible for setting up a Limited Company through which the APSPH will conduct business. There is no monetary reward or favours given for their work and this will remain the situation in perpetuity. Full details of incorporation are available on request.
We are hoping all current Polo Schools and Pony hirers will join us in promoting the association throughout the UK and help set the ‘gold standard’ across the industry. It is important to stress, that this association is looking to include every commercial hirer who is prepared to meet the requirements established by law, the HPA and this committee. We will also be looking for advertisers and partners to be associates in order to provide members with discounts and benefits wherever possible.
The association is a positive step forward for us all to try and safeguard the future of our industry and we look forward to your support and to welcoming you as a member in the near future. Please complete the application form or if you would like to discuss this further, please contact a director.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Association of Polo Schools and Pony Hirers
Director Members: Suzie Meadows, Thom Bell, Sophie Heath
Co-opted Directors: Gill Glimmerveen, Peter Hunter, Lucy Wilson
Chairman: Chris Adkins