Category Archives: Showjumping

Caveat Emptor – How to Buy

Buying horses is an art.  Yes, there is surely some science behind it, but it is mainly an art.  At a time when I see newbies making some bad deals, I thought it is appropriate to write this article.  When … Continue reading

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Medals

Mindful not to live in the past, I have never consciously displayed the silverware that I have won.    Yes, there are boxes of it, from my 40+ years of competitive sport.  The trophies, medals and keepsakes are here and there, … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust

Ashes to Ashes.  That is the stable bedding situation in Kuala Lumpur, at present.  Sawdust is at a premium, because of the high demand from the chipboard industry.  Riding clubs are facing an acute shortage of sawdust for stable bedding.  … Continue reading

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Selamat Hari Raya

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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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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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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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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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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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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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