APSPH News & Updates

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APSPH Welcomes New Directors

The APSPH welcomes two new Directors to the Board of Directors following elections. The existing board of directors welcomes the new additions and looks forward to working with a refreshed team and the HPA on all matters relating to polo schools, academy’s and pony hirers.

Joining the team of Member Directors is Tessa Collett

A note from Tessa; "I run Offchurch Bury Polo Club and would like to see the rules for pony hiring standardised across the country. I have extensive experience in running a polo club and have been a pony provider for many years and feel that i could be a valuable asset to the APSPH."

Joining the team as a Co-Opted Director Nicola Bell

A note from Nicola: "I am a fully qualified Equine Veterinary Surgeon, a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, British Equine Veterinary Association and the British Equine Veterinary Dental Association. I have been involved in the polo industry for 10+ years now, I started as student player, frequenting many SUPAs over the years! I have groomed for polo schools, played, owned ponies and worked within the polo industry both in the UK and Argentina as an equine vet. At the inception of the APSPH I assisted at SUPAs events in a professional capacity and have been a regular contributor to the “Polo Times”.

I have a vested interest in equine welfare and improving equine performance and health, particularly within the polo industry where it is sometimes overlooked that the ponies are a business asset. I feel that having been the client, representative of the pony providers and now equine vet I would be an asset to the APSPH."

Many thanks to all our members for taking the time to cast their votes and also to all the candidates for their nominations.

Fact Sheet Fun!

To help pony providers to navigate the new legislation we have begun producing a number of fact sheets that provide bite-sized information on a range of topics. To view the downloads and other resources click here.