Author Archives: Peter Abisheganaden

About Peter Abisheganaden

Polo Player, Tournament Director and Executive Secretary of the Royal Malaysian Polo Association. FIP Ambassador and FIP Tournament Director of FIP Snow Polo World Cup and Super Nations Cup. World Cup and Asian Games Showjumper. Champion SEA Games Showjumper and Eventer. FEI L3 Show Jumping Course Designer and L1 Course Presenter. Champion amateur jockey. Retailer and wholesaler of saddlery and polo equipment and Managing Director of Zack's Tack.

STCEC Jumping Clinic

This weekend I will be doing a clinic for show jumpers, at the Selangor Turf Club Equestrian Centre.

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Fire & Rain

Here is an unashamed and very proud plug for my sister, Jacintha Abisheganaden, who has just released her 13th studio album.  Fire & Rain is a James Taylor tribute album recorded in the audiophile genre. Singer Jacintha’s first new album … Continue reading

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Alive and Well

Last Thursday Shaik Reismann and I conducted a Rules Update, taking players and umpires through the 2018 HPA playing rule changes.   About 40 players and umpires attended the update held at the Royal Selangor Polo Club (RSPC).

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Conduct

A question I have been asked a lot this week relates to conduct on or off the polo field, or lack of, as the case may be.  Unfortunately, polo isn’t always played by gentlemen or ladies.  What is a walk-off, … Continue reading

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Refillers

Natasha and I did the dash to Ipoh for the Mitavite Horse Show over the weekend.  We got there on Friday afternoon as I wanted to scout the derby area for Sunday’s Fun In The Garden, as it was being … Continue reading

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2018 HPA Rule Changes

As the 2018 Malaysian polo season starts to warm up, there are a few new players needing to take an RMPA Rules Test before they can be allowed to play in open company.  The Rules Test is based on the … Continue reading

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Perth Polo Tour

Playing in Perth was a super trip. RMPA got an invite to form a team for the South East Asian Polo Challenge.  We decided to include players from Singapore and invited Ali Reda and Patrick Furlong to join Saladin Mazlan … Continue reading

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SEA All-Stars Down Under

It’s good thing I got some polo in with the Chinese New Year Cup.  RMPA is sending a couple of players in Abdul Rashid and Saladin Mazlan to make up a South East Asian All Star team to play in … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Win

The Royal Selangor Polo Club held its first club cup of the year.  It was nice to win the Winston Cup, even though it was not named for my 4 y.o. gelding that Hannah Daniels has been breaking in.  My … Continue reading

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R&R

The Chinese New Year public holidays last week meant that many horses had two days off work.  Rarely do we give performance horses to consecutive days of “stable rest” without working them.  Watching the horses come out for work on … Continue reading

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Season’s Start

The polo season has started.  A new year, another season.  It is a time that I check all my equipment and replace or repair whatever is faulty or about to break. 

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Spurred On

I had the pleasure of course designing the STCEC Chinese New Year Show this weekend.  It was my first course designing work of the year.  What I noticed was that Big Spurs are trending, not only amongst the uniformed units, … Continue reading

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