Tag Archives: show jumping

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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MOP-ing

Having thought my polo season was Covfefe, suddenly I’m playing in the Malaysian Open Polo that starts this week.    RMPA President Dato’ Mohamed Moiz wanted to support this tournament, and combined with Dato’ Syed Budriz of 1 Selangor, to form … Continue reading

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Retraining of Racehorses

RoR or Retraining of Racehorses is big thing in the United Kingdom.  It aims to give Thoroughbreds a second career after their racing days are over.  This year Cowdray Park will host RoR’s Racing to Polo Challenge at the West … Continue reading

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CDing in Manila

In promoting Zack’s Tack in the Manila Polo Club, we have ended up sponsoring my services as the course designer for the Manila Polo Club’s Annual Horse Show this weekend.  Not usually how I get my shows as a course … Continue reading

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Spinning

Playing the World Patron Championship in Thailand last week was the only polo I’ve played in the last five weeks. They named two MVP’s, one from each team.  Even though they had me as a Patron +9, I was honoured … 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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CD Cangkul

I was in Ipoh over the weekend to course design The Unique Mitavite Horse Show.  Unique it was indeed.  It was a combined training event of dressage and jumping with an individual and team prize.  Riders did not form teams, … 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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