Thai Polo team in the pink, lift 2016 title


The annual charity Pink Polo tournament was held on Saturday, Feb. 27 and saw the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in East Pattaya swathed in just about every shade of pink imaginable.

Organized by Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm Group and President of the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF), along with Nunthinee Tanner, the first lady of polo in Thailand and Chairperson of the event, the tournament is held every year to help raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok.

The champion Thai Polo team.

Along with the on-field equestrian action, the day is also synonymous with stylish attire and this year’s event once again drew crowds of sports fans, socialites and fashionistas all decked out in their weekend best.

For the youngsters in attendance there were pony rides and polo lessons available as well as special activities and games at many of the sponsors’ booths sited under the shade of the palm trees.

Thai Polo take on Maple Leaf in the final.

A polo day would not be complete either without the traditional stopping of divots by spectators and this gave everyone in attendance a chance for one last photo op.

The final match fittingly saw the home team Thai Polo outlast Maple Leaf 5 goals to 3 in an entertaining encounter, earning them Her Majesty the Queen’s trophy and bringing a fitting end to another hugely successful and enjoyable Pink Polo tournament.

BMW showcased its new pink range of automobiles.

Prapatsarin Sriprariyawat won the Best Hat award and Onchuma Durongdej (right) took the Best Dress award.

Traditional divot stomping at Pink Polo.

The youngsters had a great day with the ponies.

Runner-up team Maple Leaf.