Tag Archives: show jumping

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

Posted in ECM, Polo, PoloEquestrian.com | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musings, Polo, Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musings, Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Polo, Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musings, Polo, Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Technical Jeans with Silicon Grip Strips

It’s not often I hard sell a Zack’s Tack product, but when we hit a winner as big as this, I feel I just have to let you all know.  I reckon the new Zack’s Tack Technical Polo Jeans with … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Polo, Saddlery, Showjumping | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

STCEC Jumping Clinic

This weekend I will be doing a clinic for show jumpers, at the Selangor Turf Club Equestrian Centre.

Posted in Showjumping | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Showjumping | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Showjumping | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Showjumping | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Showjumping, Something Horsey | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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. 

Posted in Showjumping | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment