Compulsory microchipping to improve horse welfare

A new law requiring horse owners to microchip their animals has been introduced to prevent abuse and improve welfare. Earlier this year RSCPA released figures that showed that they rescued around 1,000 horses in 2017, to highlight the issue of horses being fly-tipped or dumped, often in horrific conditions. From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners…

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Nationals 2018 Results

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Congratulations to all our Nationals winners for 2018. Despite the weather being less than ideal, we battled through three days of great play, with over 200 players from across the UK. We would like to apologise for some of the confusion at prizegiving, unfortunately we had a lot of soggy scoresheets on Sunday which caused a few errors at the…

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UKPA Winter Nationals & SUPA-X Results

SUPA X

The culmination of our Winter arena season, the UKPA Winter Nationals took place at Onley Grounds on Saturday 28th April. The event ran as sectional, with teams of 3 players across six divisions, including the SUPA-X division for university teams, which is made possible by an organised horse hire service. SUPA-X is aimed at true beginners, so players must…

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Bombers Pony Club Arena Tournament Results

Bombers PC Arena Tournament

The Pony Club Polocrosse Arena Tournament ran for it’s third year on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April at Dallas Burston Polo Club. Bombers Equestrian Equipment once again supported the weekend with some great prizes, and there was a record entry for the event.

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Fundraising for Air Ambulance

Air Ambulance

Over the course of the Arden Spring Leagues this year, the Arena Leagues team have been selling raffle tickets to raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Now that the raffle has been drawn, we can announce that is raised a whopping £2587.87 for this very worthy cause!!! A huge thank you to everyone involved who helped…

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Final Results for Spring League 2018

Arden Arena Leagues

The second ‘Spring League’ series, run by the Arden Arena Leagues team, proved to once again be a huge success this year. This popular format, which sees players, ran once a month during February, March and April this year, and saw the introduction of lead rein polocrosse alongside some of the UK’s top players taking part in the High…

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New Look ‘UKPA Bash’ a Huge Success!

UKPA Bash

Saturday 10th March saw the relaunch of the UKPA Ball, now known as the ‘UKPA Bash’! With a new venue, a new format, and a record number of attendees, the new-look event was a fabulous evening for all who attended. Thanks to the vision of UKPA Marketing Officer Colin Thomason, ably assisted by Secretary Laura and Press Officer Caro,…

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