The German Polo Association (DPV)
The official foundation of the DPV took place on the occasion of the "Munich World Polo Tournament", a supporting event at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich held on the playing field of the Polo Club in Holzkirchen/Thann.
The initiators of the DPV donated a trophy made of solid gold, which has since been awarded annually in the highest playing class. The winner of the gold trophy bears the title: "German Polo Champion in the High Goal Class".
Mission and Aims
The mission of the DPV is to promote the sport of polo in general, as well as furthering its recognition and expansion within the framework of our polo rules. To the best of our ability, we protect and represent the interests of our personal members and all clubs. Not least of all, the DPV regulates and controls the organisation of tournaments and championships according to the uniform association rules.
The DPV is the sole competent authority for its members and can make binding decisions in matters of polo sport at home and abroad. It regulates all areas of national and international matches. In their capacity as stewards, DPV board members are also responsible for the overall organisation of the sport of polo in Germany.
The following committees support the executive board in achieving the aims of the DPV:
Sport Committee (Stewards)
The main task of the stewards is to represent the interests of the committees and the polo clubs affiliated with the DPV in the best possible way on the basis of the valid DPV polo rules and the DPV statutes and to support them in their work.
The handicap committee appointed by the executive board consists of 12 members and is chaired by a member of the council. Committee members may only be players who have or have had a handicap of +1 or more. The handicap committee meets twice a year to update the official handicaps. The end-of-season meeting is held at the end of October and the mid-season meeting in the second half of June.
Its tasks include the coordination of the regional youth camps and the organisation of the youth championship. It defines and implements minimum standards for youth tournaments and camps as well as safety standards.
Two members of the DPV executive board and their two deputies form the admission committee. The admission committee decides on the application for admission of a personal member - after recommendation by the respective club executive boards.
Anti-Doping-Committee (human and animal welfare)
Its tasks include ensuring compliance with the animal welfare legislation regulations at all polo events.