Become a member
No person may play in any match, organised game or practice chukka at or conducted by an affiliated or provisionally affiliated club in theUK orIreland unless the membership requirements and formalities as set out below have been met and completed.
To find out about each type of membership, click on the type from the list below that applies to you.
Fees for 2013/2014.
What you get for your HPA membership
Full Associate Membership
Full Associate membership is only available to a playing member of an affiliated or provisionally affiliated club who has a current HPA handicap listed in the HPA Year Book or has been given a handicap following submission of a CV form.
Temporary Associate Membership
a. Purpose. The purpose of Temporary Associate Membership is to enable:
(i) Those considering taking up the game to play in some practice chukkas,b. Application. Temporary Associate Membership can only be applied for by the club or owner of the ground at which the person intends to play and can only be used at that club or ground. Membership must have been confirmed in writing by the HPA. No person may become a temporary associate member on more than one occasion in any one year and it is limited to 10 consecutive days. Any person who has been a temporary associate member may subsequently become an associate member for the same calendar year on payment of the difference between the two subscriptions.
c. Handicap. A Temporary Associate Member will play off his last registered handicap and will not be re-handicapped or listed in the Year Book. A CV form must be completed by any player from overseas.
Junior Associate Membership
Junior Associate Membership is only available to a playing member aged 18 and under, of an affiliated or provisionally affiliated club. Junior Associate Membership is an annual membership from 1st April to 31st March and is the only membership for which includes the Arena Season.
Chukka Membership is available to persons such as umpires and coaches who are not going to play at all and to persons such as grooms, if their employer wishes them to play their ponies in chukkas. They cannot play in any match and may only play in chukkas with the clubs express permission. Chukka members will not be handicapped but as a member of the HPA they will be covered for public liability. This is also available to non playing individuals who wish to belong to the HPA.