Tag Archives: RMPA Polo League

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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Calendar Changes

The RMPA Calendar saw two changes.  First, the RSPC League 2 was delayed a week so it will start on 24th June to 1st July.  Then the Malaysian Open brought forward from October to July.  It will become the curtain … Continue reading

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Alive and Well

Last Thursday Shaik Reismann and I conducted a Rules Update, taking players and umpires through the 2018 HPA playing rule changes.   About 40 players and umpires attended the update held at the Royal Selangor Polo Club (RSPC).

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2018 HPA Rule Changes

As the 2018 Malaysian polo season starts to warm up, there are a few new players needing to take an RMPA Rules Test before they can be allowed to play in open company.  The Rules Test is based on the … Continue reading

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Rain Gauge

The start of the Thai Polo Open was rain affected, and the Thai Polo Masters that was supposed to happen this weekend has been postponed because of rain. It is unseasonal to have such rain at this time in Thailand.  … 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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A Holiday To End 2017

I took time out to go on a family holiday to Sri Lanka.  It was beautiful to get away with the family, when we can get the kids undivided attention.  The teenage boys will soon grow out of wanting these … Continue reading

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The Social Umpiring Contract

Rick Sears, one of the most influential umpires in the world, has passed away.  Before he did, he wrote something that I think every polo player should read:

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A Great Final

Yesterday’s Argentine Open final was fantastic, one that will go down in the history books as one of the best finals.  History was made, but those of us who were lucky enough to experience it will remember it for the … Continue reading

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The Beef

I have been in Argentina for a week so far, and it has been hectic.  It’s been polo, polo and more polo, and lots of beef! I made it to Palermo with my new orange RSPC 1902 cap, as you … Continue reading

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Thoroughbred Polo

One could say that the XI FIP World Polo Championship was a thoroughbred tournament both on and off the field.  The non-polo events were exceptional, spanning the breadth of a bronc and bull-riding rodeo, to an art exhibition.   On the … Continue reading

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