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. Malaysia is not spared. In January, only one chukka was completed at the Royal Selangor Polo Club.
The going remains soft. Starting fresh horses on soft ground is a recipe for disaster. I don’t want to start the season with unnecessary injuries to my horses, so I am content to wait. With a tournament season that starts in April and stretches till the end of October, I am in no hurry. It was always the plan to start our string of horses into serious work in February, with a view to playing club chukkas in March, and tournaments from April.
Hopefully that way we can get them through our long, seven-month season without going sour or breaking down.
The RSPC League is the first tournament I hope to play that is on the calendar this year. It is at the end of April.
With the news that Putra Polo Club is in the final stages of negotiating a lease of Taman Equestrian Putrajaya from PULSE, no one is too sure what will happen with the Inter-Clubs that was proposed for May and August.
For those that do not play in the RMPA International League, low and medium goal tournaments is what is needed. I do hope that we will have tournament polo on those dates.
Saving my horses for a rainy day doesn’t work for me.