It seems as the controversy regarding unified polo rules between the three big polo nations Argentina, Great Britain and the US, which has lasted over the past decades, has finally been settled. The three polo associations, the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), the Argentine Polo Association (AAP) and the United States Polo Association (USPA), have now agreed upon a unified set of polo rules. This was announced by the HPA.
In the past year the associations had met several times. In the course of this, the HPA’s Rules and Regulations have been redrafted and reorganised. This means: The Rules and Regulations have been divided into two sections. The first section, which includes the unified rules, covers the essentials for how the game of polo should be officiated and played worldwide. This refers to rules such as penalties, the Line of the Ball and interruptions. Not affected by these changes are rules for certain aspects such as membership, players and their equipment, substitution, pony welfare and the conditions for tournaments. The 2016 UK Summer season will be the first time that these unified rules will be tested by the players at all levels.
For further information about the HPA please visit www.hpa-polo.co.uk