Category Archives: Musings

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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Polo Covfefe

It occurred to me that it has been a covfefe of a season.  First all the cancellations because of the incessant rain, and now, when the weather finally seems to have turned, I am our injured. 

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Old Saddles

I posted a lovely story in PoloEquestrian.com’s facebook page of champion jockey Angel Cordero Jr’s connection to his old leather race saddle, that he called “old hard-back.”  As riders we all have our favourite saddles that we just can’t part … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Conned

A track rider cantered past me while I was riding around the track at the Royal Selangor Polo Club this morning.  His polo pony was bitted with a pelham, with only the curb (bottom) rein attached.  The track rider started … 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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Merry Christmas

I have read it is not politically correct to wish people a Merry Christmas.  It’s too bad, and I am probably not PC enough for my own good.  I think it is wonderful that in Asia we celebrate all festivals, … Continue reading

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Blue Cow

One of the things I will miss, now that the main RMPA polo season is over, are the Sunday evening asados we used to have at the Royal Selangor Polo Club.  Gines Bargallo would barbeque an Argentine style asado with … Continue reading

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Give A Little

I gave a little to the NZ cause supporting Chele Clarkin, whose home burnt down recently.  Although I have never met Chele, I played with her late husband Paul Clarkin, winning the 1992 Rolex International in Singapore.  She lost a … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go on Horseback

Pokemon Go has sensationally arrived at the Royal Selangor Polo Club.  Karen Gan and Tinny Lim were caught on camera trying to catch Pokemon on the field in front of the pony lines. 

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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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Selamat Hari Raya

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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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