Category Archives: Polo

Selamat Hari Raya

Posted in ECM, Musings, Polo, Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Polo, Saddlery | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Polo, Showjumping | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musings, Polo, Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musings, Polo, Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Polo | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musings, Polo, Saddlery, Showjumping | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Polo | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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).

Posted in Polo | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Polo | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Polo | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Polo | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment