Tag Archives: course designing

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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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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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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Course Designing

What do I do with myself when the polo season has wrapped up?  I go course designing.  Next month I shall be designing the tracks at the CSI-W World Cup at Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, and also at the … 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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