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

As we enter the 2024 season this will be my 3rd year as Polo Manager at CPPC.

Horses have been part of my life from the very start. I have been lucky enough to ride in many disciplines, but polo became my main passion for the last 30 or so years. Coming through the ranks of the Pony Club, polo led me to an HPA scholarship to New Zealand and from that a chance to play and travel across the world with the sport.

After a very brief spell at the RAC I went into the yard management and team organisation in and around the Windsor area of some very successful teams, which led me to working for the Tomlinson family at Down Farm for over 20 years.

In the latter years there I took on the role of Polo Manager at Beaufort Polo Club giving me great experience for my role at CPPC.

As part of various HPA committees including Coaching and Development, Victor Ludorum, and Umpire and Rules, I have a close contact with all areas of the game that CPPC stives to ensure the best for the sport.

During my time as Polo Manager CPPC has grown with entries at all levels, including the bumper 9 teams playing the Apsley Cup 18 goal in 2023!

We continue to do everything possible to continue our growth with the vast improvements to our fields, for the best and safest grounds, rivaling any club in the country.

I look forward to seeing all our amazing members and supporters for another year and let’s hope 2024 gives us the continued growth it has seen over the last few years and better weather than 2023!

Lucy | Office Manager and Personal Assistant to Mark Hayden- Kellard

As I step into my second year as the Office Manager at Cirencester Park Polo Club, I am overwhelmed with a profound sense of joy and fulfilment in my role.

My connection to Cirencester Polo spans generations, with my great-grandfather as head groom to the Vesty family, wining the Warwickshire Cup, The Queen Mother Trophy, and the Gold Cup.

I have owned and managed Cotswold PA Services over 6+ years assisting clients in streamlining their office needs. Now, with a small yet exceptional team, and ownership of my own hospitality venue, I bring a wealth of experience in events and hospitality.

Working at Cirencester Polo Club has been an absolute pleasure. The dynamic atmosphere of the club makes each day both enjoyable and rewarding. As I look ahead to 2024, I am eagerly anticipating the opportunities for growth and innovation that lie ahead.

The club’s unwavering commitment to excellence deeply resonates with me, and I am thrilled to be a part of its ongoing journey. I am dedicated to ensuring that Cirencester Park Polo Club continues to thrive for many years to come.

Lizzie | Assistant to the Polo Manager

“After successfully concluding my tenure as the assistant polo manager at Beaufort Polo Club, I am thrilled to embark on a new and promising season at Cirencester Polo Club.

My extensive polo experience includes working at prestigious establishments such as Guards and the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, providing me with a diverse skill set acquired across various polo environments.

As I enter my final year as a student at The Royal Agricultural University, I am eager to immerse myself in the vibrant and dynamic offerings that Cirencester Polo Club presents.

My strong polo background, coupled with academic pursuits, positions me well to contribute meaningfully to the club’s activities and initiatives. I look forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that this season at Cirencester Polo Club holds, contributing to its continued success and growth.”