Club Notices

Essential Stable Operations at Singapore Polo Club from 7 April to 4 May 2020

 

6 April 2020

With the Club’s temporary closure from 7 April to 4 May 2020, we have written a formal appeal to the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) copying the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and are awaiting approval from MIT to continue essential stableoperations/management so that we can provide our horses with the necessary care and exercise that is essential for their welfare.

During this period of waiting, we have been advised by the relevant authority that we can continue with normal stablesoperations. Our professional staff i.e. polo/riding professionals and rider boys, will look after the health of horses while Dr Shetty will continue to work with our team of grooms to ensure the horses are cared for accordingly.

As vets are an essential service, they can treat your horses. Our Farrier will also continue operations. During this period while we are waiting for an official response, members are not allowed to come to the Club which includes the stables area to ride/exercise your horses.

We are as anxious as you are and will update you once we hear from the authorities.

Meanwhile your full co-operation is appreciated and do stay safe, healthy and positive.

Thank you.


The Management

Temporary Closure of Club from 7 April to 4 May 2020

 

5 April 2020

 

To support the Government on Singapore's efforts in curbing the spread of COVID-19, the Club will be closed to all at the above stipulated dates.

The welfare of our livery, polo and riding school horses during this interim period remain as of paramount importance and we have reached out to relevant authorities for clarifications. We will be keeping everyone updated soonest possible.

Let's stay safe, healthy and united during these difficult times.

We thank members for their patience and understanding.

The Management

Notice to Members

 

3 April 2020

 

Dear Members,

 

The Committee is pleased to announce that Mr. Daniel Chua, has been co-opted onto the Committee with immediate effect. 

 

The Honorary Secretary 

By Order of the Committee

 

Notice to Polo Players

 

Following further clarification and updates from the various ministries. We have updated this advisory sent on 28 March to polo members accordingly:

 

Following advisories by the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and SportSG, which stipulates that all tournaments/competitions, leagues and matches are to be suspended till 30 Apr 2020, or cancelled with effect from 26 Mar 2020, 2359hrs, the club will be cancelling all polo practice chukkas and tournaments from now till 30 April 2020.

 

Polo lessons will still be available for adults (19 to 49 years old) from Tuesday to Sunday mornings.

 

Stick and ball practice on the field is allowed from Tuesday to Sunday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm subject to weather and field condition for polo players.

 

Polo players are to strictly observe the safe distancing measures of at least 3 metre spacing between them when riding or stick & balling. 

 

This is to avoid close grouping when walking on or off the field during stick and ball. 

 

Rules for Youth below 18 years old exercising on horses:

 

As per the SportSG/EFS advisory, youth will be allowed to exercise their horses with the following conditions:

 

  • Polo riders will need to obtain permission from the Polo Instructor, Sanaullah Khan before proceeding for stick and ball. 
  • No rider or polo player is allowed to receive any form of coaching from anyone. This includes by their family members, friends, instructors and freelance instructors.
  • Headsets, Earpieces or any form of communication devices are strictly not allowed to be used.
  • Riders are only allowed to self-ride and not in a group. Safe distance of at least 3 metres, including walking on or off the field during stick and ball between riders are to be strictly observed. 

 

Riders may untack and wash down their horses after their self-ride and are not allowed to mingle with other riders or staff thereafter. They must observe all MOH advisory/guidelines on Covid-19.

 

POSTED 28th March 2020

 

The Polo Captain