Tag Archives: Polo

Classic Test

The next ten days is going to be very testing.  The RMPA Classic was to have been played at Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya (TEP) but the field there is currently unplayable and the tournament has had to be shifted to the … Continue reading

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RSPC Open Sportsmanship

Thai Polo gave their opponents in the RSPC Open a lesson in sportsmanship.  With less than two minutes to play in the match, and having just scored to take the lead in the game, Thai Polo heard the cries of … Continue reading

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14th Season

The RMPA International League started its 14th season in Malaysia last week.  The RSPC Open marked the start of three legs in Malaysia, the RSPC Open (26th to 4th August), RMPA Classic, and RMPA International League Final.  Collectively, they make … Continue reading

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Okay in KK

It was a great trip to Kota Kinabalu.   Kelantan defeated Sabah in the big game.  New and old friends were made.  A lot of wonderful seafood was devoured.  And Gunong Kinabalu kept watch over us all. Polo is much more … Continue reading

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Sabah Mari

While the top brass of polo got invitations to play in His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei’s 72nd birthday tournament, I will be at the top end of Borneo, in Kota Kinabalu this weekend.  I will be conducting an RMPA … Continue reading

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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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Hookahs Charity

Last Saturday night, I organized a Hookahs Quiz at the Royal Selangor Polo Club.  We had seven teams playing a general knowledge quiz that had a smattering of polo and equestrian questions.  It was a very enjoyable evening and great … Continue reading

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Umpiring Calls

With only three teams at the RSPC League 2, the club didn’t bring in a professional umpire although they had Steve Evans waiting to come.  The Putra Cup that was to start next week has also been called off, so … 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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Dust to Dust

Ashes to Ashes.  That is the stable bedding situation in Kuala Lumpur, at present.  Sawdust is at a premium, because of the high demand from the chipboard industry.  Riding clubs are facing an acute shortage of sawdust for stable bedding.  … Continue reading

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Saved By ONA

My ONA elbow pads saved my season.  Playing club chukkas on Saturday, I took a full hit from 20 yards away to my left elbow.  Like so many elbow injuries, it was hit by a player on my own team.  … Continue reading

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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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