Become a Member

Become a member

With the imminent arrival of direct membership, subscription rates and levels have changed for 2018/2019 to reflect the handicap of the individual and to cover both the outdoor and arena season.  The same amount is payable regardless of nationality or residency.

No person may play in any match, organised game or practice chukka at or conducted by an affiliated or provisionally affiliated club in the UK or Ireland unless the membership requirements and formalities as set out below have been met and completed.

The ‘S’ membership category has been merged with the Chukka category. These players will only be allowed to play chukkas until they have passed their rules test and been given a handicap.


2018/2019 Membership Fees

Membership type SUB – Full Membership SUB – Under 18 & Students
CHUKKA £100 £50
-2 £160 £80
-1 £180 £90
0 £180 £90
1 £200 £100
2 £250 £125
3 £350 £175
4 £450 £225
5 £550 £275
6 £650 £325
7 £750 £325
8 £750 £325
9 £750 £325
10 £750 £325


*A principal place of residence will be the members only home but if they have more than one home it is where they mostly live.

Residence for nine months of the year in a particular country will be treated as sufficient to establish a principal residence in that country.

Membership Requirements

    1. Signed Registration/Declaration Form

    All players must lodge with the affiliated club a signed declaration to be bound by the rules, regulations, orders and directives from time to time in force of that club and of the HPA. The declaration for any person under the age of 16 on 1st January must be countersigned by a parent or guardian.

    2. CV Form

    Any person who requires a handicap above S (Starter)/ Chukka and who does not already hold a current HPA handicap is required to submit a CV form. The form must be signed by the player and countersigned by his club, and sent to the HPA at least 3 working days before he is due to play in any match. Until the CV form has been stamped and signed by the HPA, the player is not eligible to play. (See Regulation 6).

    The handicap awarded will normally be the highest attained in any country during the 12 months previous and will be placed in brackets until confirmed by the Handicap Committee as per Regulation 6.6.
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    The brackets signal that a player’s handicap is under review and is therefore more likely to be changed at any time.

    See 2b Annex C to the Rules for brackets in the 22 goal.

    Removal of Brackets.

    Brackets may be removed by the HPA when it is clear to the main Handicap Committee that the player is correctly handicapped.

    3.Overseas Sponsored/ Non EEA Players

    Endorsement Criteria for Non EEA players

    Download the Criteria

    4.Player Eligibility

    Player Eligibility and Tournament Conditions 2018.

    Tournament Conditions


    What you get for your HPA membership

    • Membership Letter

    • Pocket Rule Book

    • Public Liability Insurance. For full policy please click here.

    • The Hurlingham Magazine on publication.                                                                                                       

    • HPA Car Badge – giving free car access to specific events.                                                                                                       

    • Access to the Injured Players and Officials Fund. For further details please click here.

    • Access to the Polo Charity.

    Further offers and discounts with partners may become available.