Walk The Talk

The SEA Games was great. It will remain in our memories for years to come. While the quality of polo and horses exceeded the 6-goal handicap of the tournament, the current 14-goal RSPC Open is da bomb. All the qualifying games were shifted to Taman Ekuestrian Putrajaya. Watching these 14-goal teams go on the new ground is something else.

La Sarita is like a whole new team with Pedrinho Zacharias showing what a 7-goaler can do.  The team has buzz about it again.  La Sarita defeated BP Polo 13 1/2 – 6 on Tuesday and La Familia 7 1/2 – 7 in a crucial match on Thursday.  If they can beat Royal Pahang in their match today, they will qualify for the final.

Thai Polo and Royal Pahang have both won their first matches, and with La Familia and BP Polo falling to 0-2 records, it looks like it is between La Sarita, Royal Pahang and Thai Polo, not necessarily in that order.

BP Polo’s return to RMPA League Polo have resulted in two crushing defeats.  They only managed a solitary penalty goal against Royal Pahang, getting 1 1/2 goals on handicap and losing 14 – 2 1/2.  It is the biggest loss I can ever recall in 13 years of RMPA International League Polo.

If you say you are the best, sometimes you have to provide some proof.  With something to prove, I’m sure they know that now would be a good time.

About Peter Abisheganaden

Polo Player, Tournament Director and Executive Secretary of the Royal Malaysian Polo Association. FIP Ambassador and FIP Tournament Director of FIP Snow Polo World Cup and Super Nations Cup. World Cup and Asian Games Showjumper. Champion SEA Games Showjumper and Eventer. FEI L3 Show Jumping Course Designer and L1 Course Presenter. Champion amateur jockey. Retailer and wholesaler of saddlery and polo equipment and Managing Director of Zack's Tack.
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