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Welcome to the South African Polo Association

The South African Polo Association (SAPA) is the official administrative controlling body of polo in South Africa. All clubs affiliate through their provincial bodies to SAPA which, in turn, affiliates to Hurlingham Polo Association (UK) and Federacion Internationale de Polo (Argentina)... More

Feb 21 2018

February Newsletter

HPA RULE CHANGES: The HPA will be making some rule changes for 2018 the details of which will be finalised by their Rules Committee in due course. These will be conveyed to members as soon as... More

Dec 01 2017

November Newsletter

2018 FIXTURES: The 2018 fixtures have been posted on the SAPA website. This list is now final and should clubs wish to change their date, the correct channel is through your Provincial President... More

Oct 26 2017

October Newsletter

EXPERIMENTAL RULE FORMAT: The amended chukka format adopted by Plett Polo Club last December and Easter was tried during the Stephen Stewart Memorial tournament held at East Rand Polo Club a few... More

Sep 21 2017

September Newsletter

2017 PRINCE OF WALES CUP: The Prince of Wales Polo Cup took place at the Rosefield Polo Club on Sunday 10th September. An eleven goal South African team took on Kenya in a closely fought match... More

Aug 17 2017

August Newsletter

2017 PRINCE OF WALES CUP: As per my previous newsletter, this year’s POW Cup will take the form of a once off international against a team from Kenya. With the loss of Waterfall and the lack of... More

Jul 17 2017

July Newsletter

2017 PRINCE OF WALES CUP: This year’s POW Cup will take the form of a once off international against a team from Kenya. With the loss of Waterfall and the lack of an alternate facility suitable... More

June 2018

25 Jun - 27 Jun
SAPA Junior Coaching Clinic

July 2018

06 Jul - 08 Jul
Kwambonambi
13 Jul - 15 Jul
Gingindhlovu
20 Jul - 22 Jul
Natal Champs at Karkloof
27 Jul - 29 Jul
Gunsmoke

August 2018

03 Aug - 05 Aug
Shongweni
10 Aug - 12 Aug
Richmond
17 Aug - 19 Aug
Africa Cup at Inanda
24 Aug - 26 Aug
Africa Cup at Inanda
24 Aug - 26 Aug
Lions River

SA Championships 2018

A Section

Championship: Optima Polo

Winners - Beresford Cup

Galia Dviri

Crispin Cheadle

Craig James

Tom de Bruin

A Section

Handicap: Chipolopolo

Winners - Bartholomai Trophy

Ryan Robertson

Dirk van Reenen

Guy Watson

Diego Casilli

B Section

Championship: Bro Polo

Winners - Solid Silver Bowl

Mike Davis

Johan van Reenen

Matthew Thake

Terence Spilsbury

B Section

Handicap: Solar Beach

Winners - Tim Mackenzie Cup

Ant Durham

Kevin Latter

Richard Pohl

JP Rey

C Section - Ladies

Championship: Key Containers

Winners - SA Polo Association Trophy

Stephanie Lowe

Ritali Cronje

Sarah van Wyk

Candice Kane-Berman

C Section - Ladies

Handicap: African Polistas

Winners - Nottingham Road Trophy

Robyn MacGibbon

Amy Sallabank

Tessa Moxon

Isabela Kelsey

D Section

Championship: Dark Horses

Winners - Cedric Solomon Trophy

Jack Spilsbury

Walter Pike

Pah Mokwena

Jacquie Williamson

D Section

Handicap: Gunsmoke

No Trophy

Ingrid Paul

David Jeffrey

Max Kelsey

Thokozane Zondo

Player-Of-The-Tournament: Martin Watson
Best Playing Pony Award - A Section: "Chronological" owned by Tom de Bruin
Angus Chaplin Memorial Trophy "For the love of a horse": Selby Williamson

Highveld Champs 2018

A Section

Inanda Renegades

Winners

Marek Kanigowski

Dirk van Reenen

Gareth Evans

Ryan Robertson

A Section

Kego Capital

Runners-Up

Murray Spark

Nico van Wyk

Brad Gace

Attie van Wyk

B Section

Gupta Polo

Winners

Dhanjay Rathore

Kuldeep Singh

Pah Moekwena

Callum Shaw

B Section

Bro Polo

Runners-Up

Terence Spilsbury

Michael Davis

Graeme Brooke-Leggatt

Cearne Young

Ladies Section

Key Containers

Winners

Stephanie Lowe

Ritali Cronje

Lee-Ann Spark

Candice Kane-Berman

Ladies Section

Futurethis

Runners-Up

Renate Klass

Katherine James

Jo Spllisbury

Jos Spillsbury

D Section

Ardmore

Winners

Alan O’Leary

Briers Marais

Dirkie Uys

Adrian Lavarinhas

D Section

Beefcor

Runners-Up

Clive Millman

Adriaan Kruger

Robin Watson

Paul Cronje

Minus Goal Section

Polo Africa

Winners

Anne Biccard

TJ Mkhawananzi

Thabo Mofokeng

Alida Vermaak

Minus Goal Section

Power Surge

Runners-Up

Donono Lithula

Kennedy Davis

Weston Davis

Sergio Mendez

Kids A Section

Marvel

Winners

Alyssa Taylor

Tom Dewar

Dean Davis

Kids B Section

Hulk

Winners

Danica Baker

Bayley Evans

Sophia Potgieter

Kids C Section

Flash

Winners

Joshua Spark

Luan van der Bijl

Harry Evans

A Section MVP: Murray Spark
B Section MVP: Mike Davis
Ladies Section MVP: Jossie Spilsbury
D Section MVP: Adrian Lavarinhas
Minus Goal Section MVP: Alida Vermaak
Kids A Section MVP: Alyssa Taylor
Kids B Section MVP: Charlie Spilsbury
Kids C Section MVP: Luan van der Bijl

Best String: Tom de Bruin
A Section Golden Pony: “Image” owned by James Kane-Berman
B Section Golden Pony: “Sarong” owned by Kevin Latter
Ladies Section Golden Pony: “Atton” owned by Candice Kane-Berman
D Section Golden Pony: “Peanut” owned by Briers Marais
Minus Goal Section Golden Pony: “Frankie” owned by Melinda Meyer

Midlands International Polo 2018

Curtain Raiser ONE

Bushbuck

Winners

James Gilson

Keyan Gace

John Watson

Callum Shaw

Curtain Raiser ONE

Eland

Runners-Up

Jack Williamson

Caleb Bryden

Paul Grindrod

William Crowe

Curtain Raiser TWO

Ankole

Winners

Kate Holmes

Sheldon Williamson

Cameron Chubb

Brad Gace

Curtain Raiser TWO

Nguni

Runners-Up

Soss Santini

Andrew Gilson

Guy Williamson

Rupert Crowe

Curtain Raiser THREE

Michaelhouse Old Boys

Winners

Guy Slater

Ben Crowe

Graeme Brooke-Leggatt

Gillespie Armstrong

Curtain Raiser THREE

Hilton Old Boys

Runners-Up

Murray Grindrod

Andrew Johnson

Duncan Watson

John Eustace

Test Match

South Africa

Winners

Tysen O‘Sullivan

Michael Osborn

Martin Watson

Tom de Bruin

Test Match

India

Runners-Up

Padmanabh Singh

Gaurav Sahgal

Col Ravi Rathore

Siddhant Sharma

Curtain Raiser ONE: Bushbuck Team beat the Eland Team: 7 - 4
Curtain Raiser TWO: Ankole Team beat the Nguni Team: 6½ - 6
Curtain Raiser THREE: Michaelhouse Old Boys Team beat Hilton College Old Boys Team: 9 - 8
Main Test Match: South Africa beat India: 12 - 5½

MVP Test Match: Mike Osborn
Best Playing Pony Test Match: Wyzoo owned by Rory Bryden ridden by Col Ravi Rathore
Best Playing Pony Test Match: Clyde owned by Ben Crowe ridden by Siddhant Sharma

East Griqualand Champs 2018

A Section

Garden City

Winners

Andrew Gilson

Poncho Singh

Guy Williamson

Tom de Bruin

A Section

Halfway Toyota

Runners-Up

Sheldon Williamson

Uday Kalaan

Brett Watson

Russell Wats

B Section

Superbeef

Winners

Heinrich Fortman

Callum Shaw

on McHardy

Preet Singh

B Section

Kynoch Knights

Runners-Up

Tony Higgs

Shaun Hiltunen

Jack Borrowdale

Phox Borrowdale

C Section

Underberg

Winners

Janette de Bruin

Paul Grindrod

Roxy Roberts

Dereck Watson

Reserve Linzi Slater

DH Stubbs Trophy for Best Playing Pony: Mike Osborn - Windseeker
Harry Williamson Memorial Trophy for Best Turned Out String: Andrew Johnson

Balmoral Rose Bowl “Most Improved Player”: Andrew Gilson
EG Tractors Award “The person who does the most for EG Polo”: Underberg Club
Ecolab Best Playing Pony B Section: Keyan Gace – Greece Lightening

Free State Champs 2018

A Section

Mapogos

Winners

Duncan Watson

Martin Watson

Cameron Chubb

Tysen Tysen O‘Sullivan

B Section

Q4 Harrismith

Winners

Terence Spilsbury

Mark Davies

Cearne Young

Christo Spies

C Section

Beefcor

Winners

Clive Millman

Angus Williamson

Breirs Marais

Robin Watson

D Section

Sparta

Winners

Johan Groenewald

Lefa Mokane

Debbie Macaskill

Luke Barnard

E Section

Bergville

Winners

Denys Reitz

Ashley Heron

Richard Venning

Olivia Reitz

DH Stubbs Trophy for Best Playing Pony: Mike Osborn - Windseeker
Harry Williamson Memorial Trophy for Best Turned Out String: Andrew Johnson
Balmoral Rose Bowl “Most Improved Player”: Andrew Gilson
EG Tractors Award “The person who does the most for EG Polo”: Underberg Club
Ecolab Best Playing Pony B Section: Keyan Gace – Greece Lightening

Cape Champs 2018

A Section

Val de Vie

Winners

Jason Drew

Charl Du Plessis

Alex Watson

Luke Meiring

A Section

Kurland Park Polo

Runners-Up

Buster MacKenzie

Tessa Moxon

Robyn Fergusson

Josephine Susman

MVP: Buster MacKenzie
Val de Vie beat Kurland Park Polo: goals to 6
 

Plett Polo SA Open Saturday Series 2018

Winners

Kurland

Winners

Gareth Evans

Mike Osborn

Ben Crowe

Tommy Crowe

Runner's-Up

Dunlop Zone Plett

Runner's-Up

Dirk Van Reenen

George Morgan

Hugo Lewis

Shaun Brokensha

Plate Winners

Medlife

Plate Winners

Ryan Robertson

Michael MacKenzie

Chris MacKenzie

Dane Csaszar

Plate Runner’s-Up

Enricos

Plate Runner’s-Up

Doug Lund

Buster MacKenzie

Rory Bryden

Chris Lund

SEMI-FINAL Results: 7th April
MEDLIFE and DUNLOP ZONE PLETT kicked off the SA Open Saturday Series with a bang! A match that kept everyone on the edge of their seats, watching South Africa’s best players charge across the Pavilion field. DUNLOP ZONE PLETT came out the victor, gaining them a spot in the final on the 14th April. After that ENRICOS and KURLAND took to the field in the second high action semi-final match. KURLAND on proved too strong on their home turf, beating the hard fighting ENRICOS team to ern the second spot in the final.

FINAL Results: 14th April
On Saturday the 14th April saw the final of the SA OPEN SATURDAY SERIES kick off at the Pavilion at Kurland with DUNLOP ZONE PLETT facing off against KURLAND on a lovely sunny day in Plett. Both teams hungry to end the day lofting the SA OPEN trophy above their heads was all that was needed to make this game start with a bang! The teams fought hard, goal for goal in every chukka. KURLAND took a tentative lead after the second half, and sealed in it in the last chukka by ending the game 2 goals up from DUNLOP ZONE PLETT in the final minute. The game for Bronze was played between MEDLIFE and ENRICOS, another game that didn’t disappoint the spectators gathered at the Pavilion. It was neck and neck right to the end where MEDLIFE` won on the nod, scoring the winning goal in the final seconds. Ben Crowe, well deservedly, won the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Best Playing Pony was won by Shaun Brokensha’s big hearted pony ‘Milo’.