Mark Hayden-Kellard | General Manager
Mr Hayden-Kellard has broad and extensive experience in the polo industry, spanning over 30 years, including playing as a professional for 23 years.
Beyond polo itself, his insights include business development strategy, sales & marketing, and project and asset management. He has been responsible for overall business delivery in management, executive, and board roles as well as time spent serving in the British Army.
From 2003 to 2010 Mr Hayden-Kellard was involved in the management of the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, running his polo school, the largest in the country, as head coach for nine years.
From 2010 to 2012 he went on to manage a portfolio of HNW private clients out of Guards Polo Club, organising all their polo training and tournaments. Up until this year, he continued to play at Guards as a pro. From 2012, Mr Hayden-Kellard took up position as commercial director at Ham Polo Club to drive the business through a period of commercial expansion.
In his spare time, Mr Hayden-Kellard runs a private property portfolio and enjoys flying helicopters.
Caspar | Polo Manager
Having been a committed member of The Pony Club as a child Caspar never looked back and knew his career would also be his passion.
Managing prestigious Polo yards in Berkshire along with 23 years working for Claire Tomlinson and for 10 of those years, as Polo Manager at the Beaufort Polo Club. With this breadth of knowledge he now enters the 3rd year as manager at CPPC.
Outside his role at CPPC, Caspar has played, coached and umpired at an International level.
He works closely with the junior HPA, England and FIP teams. One of the very few coaches to hold the prestigious HPA level 4 accreditation, Caspar holds coaching seminars and clinics for those instructors at the outset of their career or established coaches seeking progression.
Ellie | Assistant Polo Manager
After completing a degree in Equestrian Sports Science at Hartpury University, Ellie joined the club as an intern in 2020.
After a successful internship, she was invited back as the Assistant Polo Manager for the following season and has been an integral member of the team ever since.
Working closely alongside the Polo Manager Caspar West, Ellie works hard
to ensure our polo seasons run smoothly and provides the best playing conditions for our members. Continually looking to improve the way we operate; Ellie works with Caspar to strive to make each season better than the last.
A keen rider and passionate about the sport, Ellie spent the Winter 22/23 polo season in New Zealand grooming and is excited to be returning there this year for a second season.
Lucy | Office Manager and Personal Assistant to Mark Hayden- Kellard
Lucy works part-time for Cirencester Park Polo Club as the Personal Assistant and office manager to Mark Hayden – Kellard.
As an experienced Office Manager, Lucy has a passion for delivering bespoke services that make a real impact, her expertise has been instrumental in helping a range of clients manage their day-to-day activities, freeing up valuable time and resources for the things that truly matter like playing polo!
Recently, Lucy joined CPPC working behind the scenes to help the team hit the ground running for the highly anticipated 2023 season.