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.

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Saved By ONA

My ONA elbow pads saved my season.  Playing club chukkas on Saturday, I took a full hit from 20 yards away to my left elbow.  Like so many elbow injuries, it was hit by a player on my own team.  … Continue reading

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Saudi Polo

I spent a few days in Saudi Arabia with Ali Reda, a renowned architect and polo and equestrian club designer.  It was at the invitation of a company that hopes to start polo in the kingdom.  It was an eye-opening … Continue reading

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Specialization

So often when I meet a new rider, they tell me that they are a dressage specialist, or a showjumping specialist, or an endurance specialist.  So many specialists.   And often, when I ask a showjumper of dressage rider if … Continue reading

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Hay You!

Many people still insist on feeding chaff to their horses.  I can’t understand why.  I haven’t fed chaff to my horses in over 12 years.  Instead of chaff, I feed hay, specifically Timothy Hay.  Not only is hay better for … Continue reading

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Calendar Changes

The RMPA Calendar saw two changes.  First, the RSPC League 2 was delayed a week so it will start on 24th June to 1st July.  Then the Malaysian Open brought forward from October to July.  It will become the curtain … Continue reading

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Technical Jeans with Silicon Grip Strips

It’s not often I hard sell a Zack’s Tack product, but when we hit a winner as big as this, I feel I just have to let you all know.  I reckon the new Zack’s Tack Technical Polo Jeans with … Continue reading

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Game On

The polo season started for me with the RSPC League 1.  Head Hunters entered a team which we made up with friends.  Playing with Mohd Effi, Yeo Kuo Lee, Stanley Sinnappen, Keith Teh and Shaik Reismann was a pleasure.  Shaik … Continue reading

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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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