3 August 2022
Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre welcomes Colts Polo & Riding
Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC) – Asia’s premier equestrian facility welcomed Colts Polo & Riding (Colts) onto its premises on 1 August 2022. Colts, the first and largest polo school to be accredited by the Argentine Polo Association (AAP) outside Argentina, will be hosting polo lessons and events at STCRC.
Colts will benefit from some of STCRC’s world-class facilities set amidst nine hectares of lush greenery – Singapore’s only all-weather arena purpose-built for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games, outdoor arena, stables, training grounds, and event spaces. As part of the move, Colts has relocated its horses to STCRC, with plans to expand its horse population.
Access to STCRC’s end-to-end facilities means Colts can look forward to expanding its offerings to polo riders and enthusiasts in Singapore and overseas, and further develop equestrian sports as it continues to attract and groom polo riders in the country.
“We are very excited to move our polo school to STCRC where we will gain access to STCRC’s range of top-notch equestrian facilities. It will give Colts a great platform to further develop and grow the polo sport, attract new talent locally and at the same time offer our polo services to polo enthusiasts in Singapore and other countries in Asia,” said Patrick Furlong, Founder, Colts Polo & Riding.
Colts’ move to STCRC takes the Centre a step closer to becoming Singapore’s premium equestrian hub, offering equestrian experiences from horse riding lessons for amateurs and professionals to equestrian competitions, equine therapy, stable tours for those wanting to learn more about horses, livery services for horse owners, and now polo.
“We are delighted to welcome Colts to STCRC. Colt’s onboarding will expand the range of equestrian offerings at STCRC premises to include polo. As a key destination for equestrian sports and recreation, STCRC will continue to strike strategic partnerships to provide an elevated equestrian experience for all equine and equestrian enthusiasts,” said Jennifer Chin, Assistant Vice President (Business Operations), Singapore Turf Club.
In preparation for Colts’ move onto its premises, STCRC refurbished its stables and constructed a new arena. Also onsite is Singapore’s only fully equipped equine surgical facility, staffed with qualified equine veterinary surgeons.
To celebrate the move into STCRC, Colts will be hosting its flagship event, “Polo Generations 2022” in November 2022. Participants can look forward to a polo event that will celebrate family polo as well as women’s achievements in polo.
About Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre
The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC) is an exciting community project by Singapore Turf Club (STC) and Tote Board. It aims to foster a horse-riding community in Singapore, and to introduce and educate the public about horses and horse care.
As Southeast Asia’s premier equestrian facility set on nine hectares of lush greenery right next to STC at Kranji, STCRC features the most advanced riding and livery facilities in Singapore and provides a range of programmes to introduce the fun of horse riding to everyone.
About the Singapore Turf Club
Founded in 1842, Singapore Turf Club (STC) is Singapore’s only horse racing club. A destination that has consistently been reinventing experiences and bringing fun and excitement to the communities, STC’s sprawling 124-hectare Kranji grounds can support both large-scale and intimate sporting competitions and lifestyle events. Featuring world-class horse racing tracks and a 30,000-seater Grandstand, STC is also home to the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, which houses an Olympic class equestrian arena purpose-built for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
A proprietary club of the Tote Board, STC’s focus is on cultivating horse-racing as a prestige sport and creating a first-class horse-racing community in Singapore with integrity and professionalism. STC is also a learning hub for specialised equestrian skills, as well as a provider of impeccable stabling, horse training and horse event support. For more information about STC, please visit www.turfclub.com.sg.
About Colts Polo & Riding
Colts Polo & Riding is Singapore’s first dedicated Polo School with an international reach, and the only polo school accredited by the Argentine Polo Association outside of Argentina. Colts focuses on children and youth polo development to become great sportsmen and sportswomen. Colts is Asia’s largest polo school and aspires to be the center of excellence for polo development in Asia Pacific. For more information about Colts Polo & Riding, please visit www.coltspolo.com.