It’s good thing I got some polo in with the Chinese New Year Cup. RMPA is sending a couple of players in Abdul Rashid and Saladin Mazlan to make up a South East Asian All Star team to play in Perth Polo Club’s South East Asian Polo Challenge. We were to be joined by two players from Singapore. But with Ali Reda now unable to travel because of family commitments, I have been promoted from Official Gofer to Player.
I will be playing with SEA Games star Abdul Rashid Hasnan, Saladin Mazlan and Patricio Furlong. Patricio is a Singapore based banker but being Argentine, he has a 3-goal handicap!
The SEA All-Stars will line-up as an 8-goal team:
- Peter Abisheganaden 1
- Abdul Rashid Hasnan 1
- Patricio Furlong 3
- Saladin Mazlan 3
We will get to stick and ball some horses on Friday at Peter Prendiville’s beautiful Duncraig Stud. On Saturday we will play a 4 chukka game against local opposition at Duncraig Stud.
The Sunday game will be played at King’s Meadow, the home of Perth Polo Club. There will be other games, starting at 10:00 am. Our international game is scheduled for 3:00 pm. It will be played against an 8-goal Perth side and will feature Zac Johnson (0), Sam Hamersley (2), Hugo Fischer (3), and probably Eru Barlow (3).
Win, lose or draw, I am looking forward to the great Australian hospitality that they are renowned for, some nice horses and good polo.
For more information, please see Perth Polo Club’s Facebook Event, at: https://www.facebook.com/events/194099574509868/