Tag Archives: show jumping

MOP-ing

Having thought my polo season was Covfefe, suddenly I’m playing in the Malaysian Open Polo that starts this week.    RMPA President Dato’ Mohamed Moiz wanted to support this tournament, and combined with Dato’ Syed Budriz of 1 Selangor, to form … Continue reading

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Retraining of Racehorses

RoR or Retraining of Racehorses is big thing in the United Kingdom.  It aims to give Thoroughbreds a second career after their racing days are over.  This year Cowdray Park will host RoR’s Racing to Polo Challenge at the West … Continue reading

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CDing in Manila

In promoting Zack’s Tack in the Manila Polo Club, we have ended up sponsoring my services as the course designer for the Manila Polo Club’s Annual Horse Show this weekend.  Not usually how I get my shows as a course … Continue reading

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Spinning

Playing the World Patron Championship in Thailand last week was the only polo I’ve played in the last five weeks. They named two MVP’s, one from each team.  Even though they had me as a Patron +9, I was honoured … 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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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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Pony Clubbers 37 Years On

In 1979 I was selected to ride for a Far East team in the Inter Pacific Pony Club Exchange.  It was a month long tour of Western Australia.  Six countries took part: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand and … Continue reading

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She’ll Be Right

Pahang was a blast.  Winning made it even more fun.  I was running there and back all the time as I had meetings in KL with sponsors.  I was also meeting with MiCasa All Suite Hotel, who will house the … 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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Gloved

I have been keenly interested in gloves long before Michael Jackson put a single sparking one on to perform Billie Jean at the ’83 Motown Awards.  I started playing polo in the era when polo sticks came with towel grips.  … Continue reading

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Bad Cigars

It is great to be home again.  The horses left on Saturday and are settled in back home at the Royal Selangor Polo Club.  We are licking our wounds, so to speak, as quite a few horses got injured while … Continue reading

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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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