Category Archives: Saddlery

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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Saddle Technology

I have been working with our saddle manufacturers in Argentina for a few years now, in developing polo saddles that make sense. I am now trialling a saddle that is about 3 kg lighter than most other polo saddles.  That … Continue reading

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CD World

Occasionally I can fit in some course designing into my weekends.  I am tied up with polo for over 30 weekends a year, so my chances to go course designing are pretty limited. It came together this weekend, and I … 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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Safety First

My old friend Iqbal Jumabhoy played at the Royal Selangor Polo Club yesterday.  We were team-mates on the Far East team that went to the Inter Pacific Pony Club Exchange in New Zealand in 1977, and on many polo teams … Continue reading

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A Great 2016

I had three days in Thailand checking on the HLF and La Sarita horses and managing the grooms and trainers.  The horses, I am happy to say, are generally doing well.  Other than the odd little injury, we think all … Continue reading

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Manslaughter

The headline reads, “Woman killed by horse in Singapore.”  A terrible, terrible accident. This is what can happen when entrepreneurs who have never ridden, set up a riding facility.   But a dismount ramp? What is that? In all my years … Continue reading

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Zack’s Tack Manila Opening

Zack’s Tack officially opened at the Manila Polo Club on 17th October 2015.  It is our third saddlery store in Asia, the others being at the Royal Selangor Polo Club and Singapore Polo Club. It is very special to be … Continue reading

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Zack’s Tack Manila

Zack’s Tack opened our third shop in Asia, at the Manila Polo Club yesterday, the first day of Hari Raya.  Eid Mubarak indeed!  It is a little before schedule as we hadn’t anticipated opening it before September.  But we were … Continue reading

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Selamat Hari Raya

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Safe Riding Promo

The Royal Selangor Polo Club finally joined the new millenium, imposing new safe riding rules on riding with helmets and boots.  In my opinion, the implementation of this is long overdue.  Riding without a helmet is just plain dumb.   See … Continue reading

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