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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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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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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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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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Quality and Innovation

I made the long 32-hour trip back to Kuala Lumpur in one piece, although my new mallet bag didn’t survive the trip so well.  Nothing was lost from the bag, but the bag itself is a write-off, with the handle … 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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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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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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Handicaps

Many years ago, Sir Winston Churchill said, “A polo handicap is your passport to the world.”  It still holds true today.   If you are a polo player, you are part of a small fraternity of aficionados that enjoy the sport.  … Continue reading

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Draw Music

Today, as I prepared the materials for the South East Asian Games Polo draw to decide the schedule, I was asked if we would like some music to go along with the draw.  What a wonderful idea!  Then came the … Continue reading

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Abuse

A recent case of abuse made the social media rounds this week.  Someone bought a “stallion” in January and placed it with a “trainer” at a stable in Rawang.  Five months later, the horse was dead.

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