Tag Archives: Eventing

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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Pony Clubbers 37 Years On

In 1979 I was selected to ride for a Far East team in the Inter Pacific Pony Club Exchange.  It was a month long tour of Western Australia.  Six countries took part: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand and … Continue reading

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She’ll Be Right

Pahang was a blast.  Winning made it even more fun.  I was running there and back all the time as I had meetings in KL with sponsors.  I was also meeting with MiCasa All Suite Hotel, who will house the … Continue reading

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Safety First

My old friend Iqbal Jumabhoy played at the Royal Selangor Polo Club yesterday.  We were team-mates on the Far East team that went to the Inter Pacific Pony Club Exchange in New Zealand in 1977, and on many polo teams … Continue reading

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Safe Riding Promo

The Royal Selangor Polo Club finally joined the new millenium, imposing new safe riding rules on riding with helmets and boots.  In my opinion, the implementation of this is long overdue.  Riding without a helmet is just plain dumb.   See … Continue reading

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Out of Sight

Natasha and I drove to Singapore on Thursday and spent most of the day at The Polo Loft by Zack’s Tack.   I met with potential suppliers, and also the new manager of the Singapore Polo Club, Mr Rene Verhulst.  That … Continue reading

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Aggressive Cooling

It is a given that in much of Asia, we compete our horses in hot and humid conditions.  Work regimes, feeding, rest and recovery are different from horses performing in temperate climates.  Most teams are quite advanced in the science … Continue reading

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NeighNominations

Similar to Neknominations but on safer ground, the horse world is celebrating their best horses via “neighnominations”. Chosen by friends on social media, nominees have 24hrs to post a picture of a particularly special horse (or horses) and explain why … Continue reading

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Year of the Horse Sale

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Vale: Jim Dunn

Another of my course design tutors has passed away.  Jim Dunn passed away today.  He is a legend in Australian Eventing, and had a little to do even in our part of the world.  He was an FEI World Challenge … Continue reading

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Multi-Tasking

It was great to read that the horse Sonja Johnson rode to second place in the HSBC Adelaide CCI4*, Belfast Mohito, is an Australian Stock Horse that still plays polo.  The Adelaide CCI4* is part of the FEI Classics, and … Continue reading

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