Taking the Lead

Representing the voice of Indonesian polo players, Iman Kusumo expresses his optimism about the potential of the national players has to offer in the international arena.  The equestrian sport of polo has since the last decade regained its popularity, which is not only limited to the nobility but also well-heeled individuals, and according to the chairman of Indonesian Polo Association, “the archipelago has equestrian traditions that can incubate talents in this sport.” Iman then cites some … [Read more...]

History in the Making

With an upcoming golf & polo sanctuary, Daya Zakir expresses his confidence that , as much as golf, polo can secure a future in Indonesia.  Many Indonesians remain unfamiliar with polo, but the archipelago has a history deeply rooted in the sport dating back to 1930s. The founding of Batavia Polo Club in 1937 by mostly Dutch nationalists was a key breakthrough milestone in the starting point of the development of polo in Indonesia. Later, polo became a forgotten sport in the c … [Read more...]

The Chairwoman

Daninya Zakir shares her enthusiasm for Indonesian young generation of polo players and their role in developing the sport within the country.  The daughter of Daya Zakir, owner of Jagorawi Golf & Country Club, says she loves everything about the sport but admits nothing can beat an adrenaline-filled chukka out in the sun, “especially when you play with good friends and quality polo ponies.” Daninya showed her interest in polo when her grandmother, Hamida Zakir, gave her a pair of ridin … [Read more...]

Days in A Polo Life

Indonesia’s only polo club has set the pace for nurturing and developing talents and enthusiasts from across the archipelago.    Nusantara Polo Club was built with the enthusiasm that breathes the spirit to drive Indonesian athletes to compete at the international arena. Aside from accommodating the national athletes with housing and regular trainings, the club also attracts other polo and equestrian enthusiasts from all levels of competence to hone their polo skills, as well as those w … [Read more...]

A Local Sense

The veteran architect Yori Antar shares his confidence in the high feasibility to mix the elements of Indonesia’s rich cultures in building a polo club. As one of Indonesia’s prominent senior architects, Yori believes in the wisdom of Indonesia’s architecture. “Indonesian [traditional] architectures can stand the test of time, built by the locals using the available materials, but still giving high respect to the nature from which they are taken. If you want to look for a green and sustain … [Read more...]