Category Archives: Polo

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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Rain Gauge

The start of the Thai Polo Open was rain affected, and the Thai Polo Masters that was supposed to happen this weekend has been postponed because of rain. It is unseasonal to have such rain at this time in Thailand.  … Continue reading

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Goal Driven

Like I’m sure many of you will have done, I reviewed the resolutions I set myself last year. And I’m sure, like many of you, I found I hadn’t been all that resolute.  Yes, I did stick to a few … Continue reading

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Preseason and Thai Polo Open

Back to work, back to school for the kids, back to life, back to reality.  2018 is here, and it better be a good one.   On the polo front, we will be bringing the polo ponies back into fitness, with … Continue reading

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A Holiday To End 2017

I took time out to go on a family holiday to Sri Lanka.  It was beautiful to get away with the family, when we can get the kids undivided attention.  The teenage boys will soon grow out of wanting these … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

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The Social Umpiring Contract

Rick Sears, one of the most influential umpires in the world, has passed away.  Before he did, he wrote something that I think every polo player should read:

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Quality and Innovation

I made the long 32-hour trip back to Kuala Lumpur in one piece, although my new mallet bag didn’t survive the trip so well.  Nothing was lost from the bag, but the bag itself is a write-off, with the handle … Continue reading

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A Great Final

Yesterday’s Argentine Open final was fantastic, one that will go down in the history books as one of the best finals.  History was made, but those of us who were lucky enough to experience it will remember it for the … Continue reading

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The Beef

I have been in Argentina for a week so far, and it has been hectic.  It’s been polo, polo and more polo, and lots of beef! I made it to Palermo with my new orange RSPC 1902 cap, as you … Continue reading

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Thoroughbred Polo

One could say that the XI FIP World Polo Championship was a thoroughbred tournament both on and off the field.  The non-polo events were exceptional, spanning the breadth of a bronc and bull-riding rodeo, to an art exhibition.   On the … Continue reading

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