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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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Old Pros

Course Designing at the CSI-W Thai Polo show over the weekend allowed me a reunion with N Y Ho that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Ho and I have had very long friendship that goes back to Bukit Timah Saddle Club days … Continue reading

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Polo 2017

The 2017 calendar is out, and it is a packed one.  It begins with an extended Thai season that includes the FIP World Cup Zone D qualifier, two weeks after the Thai Polo Open.  With the 29th South East Asian … 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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Bon Voyage, Jean Philippe

This week another friend of mine passed away.  Jean Philippe Robin, a Frenchman who had made his home in Malaysia since 1996, passed away.  He knew he was going, and went back to France a few days before he left … Continue reading

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More Travels

More travels to come.  Tomorrow I put on a course designer’s hat and fly to Thailand.  This weekend I will course design the FEI World Cup Jumping South East Asian League Final at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club.

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Hitting My Stride

It’s been a little frantic as I race to get everything done before I head up to Tianjin tomorrow for the 2014 FIP Super Nations Cup and FIP World Cup Zone D Playoffs, both of which I will act as … Continue reading

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Year of the Horse Sale

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Vale: Jim Dunn

Another of my course design tutors has passed away.  Jim Dunn passed away today.  He is a legend in Australian Eventing, and had a little to do even in our part of the world.  He was an FEI World Challenge … Continue reading

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Time for a Corona

It is done.  The 2013 Malaysian polo season is finally over.  Apart from a couple of non-league tournaments like the Rhino Cup and Tomlinson Cup, the big ones are done.  Time to put my feet up.  This year, as League … Continue reading

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Tough and Technical

That is what I was asked to build.  I never usually get that from show organisers, but the Singapore Nationals asked for them to be tough and technical.   I rubbed my hands in glee and got to work. 

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Course Designing in Singapore

This evening I am giving an Intro to Course Designing in Singapore (Thursday 7:15 pm) at the Singapore Polo Club. It will be a short seminar to what budding course designers need to know.  I am an accredited FEI Level … Continue reading

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