On Saturday, February 16, the equestrian range at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club was once again filled with an exciting sense of happening, as polo competitors, enthusiasts and good-doers alike gathered for the Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2019. Held annually, the Pink Polo stands out amongst other events of Thailand’s polo season as both a polo match for female competitors, as well as an event in support of a good cause.
This year’s event was jointly organised by Dr Harald Link — president of B.Grimm Group and the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF), Thailand’s first female polo player Nunthinee Tanner, along with BMW Thailand and official apparel supplier U.S. Polo Assn. As usual, proceeds went to a charitable cause, going to The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer Foundation to support women in their fight against breast cancer. See our recap of the event highlights here.
What Happened at the Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2019?
Marking the 11th year of the ladies polo match in Thailand, the Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2019 was, as expected, more than just a polo competition. Along with exciting matches that kept the audience intrigued, there was also the ever-popular Vintage Flea Market, the Lampang Horse Carriages, and a Horseback fashion show, featuring celebrities and the young generation of horse riders. There was also a Fancy Dog fashion show by Yorkshire Terrier Club Thailand — led by the adorable Khun Perfume, owned by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana.
The event opened with a match between Thai Polo Team, and China’s 1003 Polo Team — a thrilling tournament that lasted four chukkas long, after which the Thai Polo Team claimed the championship with a score of 7-3.
Who was there?
As with all polo tournaments at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, the affair was well-attended by both prominent faces in the polo scene, as well as socialites, celebrities and A-listers who both wanted to enjoy a good match and play a part in making a positive difference. Siriyos Devahastin Na Ayudhya, ML Ubolwadee Jayankura and Lee and Pattharapol Puengboonpra were spotted at the event, along with HE Georg Schmidt, German Ambassador to Thailand among many others.
Who were the other winners?
Those who weren’t competing in the heated polo matches show their skills on a different front — a friendly fight for the ‘best dress’. This year, the ‘Best Hat’ award went to Marie Nicole Roy, while ‘Best Dress’ went to Angel Zhang.
For more memorable snaps of the event, swipe through our gallery of images, or visit the official Facebook Page.