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15/March/2021   Sport

Ambassador of Uzbekistan meets with the leadership of Royal Selangor Polo Club

KUALA-LUMPUR, March 15. /“Dunyo” IA/. The Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Malaysia Ravshan Usmanov has met with the Vice-President of the Royal Selangor Polo Club Roshdi Ahmad Nordin, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

The Royal Selangor Polo Club is one of the few polo clubs in the world that exist in a truly downtown location. The grand old lady of Malaysian polo has a tradition of polo that reaches back over a hundred years, having been founded in 1902.

The Club has 60 active polo players and 283 stables that are filled with horses owned by members, save for 15 horses and ponies in the Club’s riding school. It is a member of the Royal Malaysian Polo Association and is affiliated to the Hurlingham Polo Association and the Federation of International Polo. 

The Game of Kings attracts not only royalty but politicians, corporate leaders and diplomats. And the Royal Selangor Polo Club is no exception. At present, the Club has 21 Honorary Members, 92 Ordinary Members, 139 Subscribing Members and 41 Annual Members. In 2011 the Club was the venue of the finals of the FIP World Cup Australasia-Africa-Asia. 

Roshdi Ahmad Nordin, highly appreciating the large-scale reforms carried out in Uzbekistan, noted the interest of the Royal Selangor Polo Club in establishing and developing cooperation with Uzbekistan Polo Federation.

He noted the readiness of the Royal Selangor Polo Club and the Kuala Lumpur Academy of Polo to accept athletes from Uzbekistan for training based on international requirements and standards, as well as to assist in training professional trainers and judges in equestrian sports and polo, the development of educational and methodological manuals, further strengthening the scientific and methodological base of equestrian sports in the country.

Following the talks, agreements were reached on holding virtual negotiations between the leadership of Uzbekistan Polo Federation and the Royal Selangor Polo Club to determine priority areas of cooperation, to consider the possibility of supplying the Karabair horse breed from Uzbekistan to Malaysia.

The parties also agreed to organize exchange visits to Uzbekistan and Malaysia as the situation with the pandemic stabilizes.

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