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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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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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Instructions

“Those who can, ride. Those who can’t, teach.”  I used to believe this before I got my teaching qualifications and absolved myself of this credo.  I have never been one to give lessons day in and day out as I … Continue reading

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The Blues

I got the Monday blues after my run of back-to-back shows came to an end.  I did the CSI-W World Cup II at Thai Polo and finished with the National Horse Show at the Selangor Turf Club last week.  The … Continue reading

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Showjumping Equitation

The first five tracks I have designed for the National Horse Show are Show Jumping Equitation courses.  I am very happy to see these classes back at the National Horse Show. 

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XI FIP World Polo Championship

I had the privilege of attending the XI FIP World Polo Championships in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  It was a trip that was quite unexpected as I had been booked to build the CSI-W World Cup Jumping at Thai … Continue reading

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Bring On 2017

As the lights go down on 2016, my wrap-up blog post can go in two directions:  a) it has been a good year, with much achieved, or b) it has been a hard year, with the slowdown in retail in … Continue reading

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Old Pros

Course Designing at the CSI-W Thai Polo show over the weekend allowed me a reunion with N Y Ho that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Ho and I have had very long friendship that goes back to Bukit Timah Saddle Club days … Continue reading

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Polo 2017

The 2017 calendar is out, and it is a packed one.  It begins with an extended Thai season that includes the FIP World Cup Zone D qualifier, two weeks after the Thai Polo Open.  With the 29th South East Asian … Continue reading

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CD Cangkul

I was in Ipoh over the weekend to course design The Unique Mitavite Horse Show.  Unique it was indeed.  It was a combined training event of dressage and jumping with an individual and team prize.  Riders did not form teams, … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage, Jean Philippe

This week another friend of mine passed away.  Jean Philippe Robin, a Frenchman who had made his home in Malaysia since 1996, passed away.  He knew he was going, and went back to France a few days before he left … Continue reading

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More Travels

More travels to come.  Tomorrow I put on a course designer’s hat and fly to Thailand.  This weekend I will course design the FEI World Cup Jumping South East Asian League Final at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club.

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