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Tang Polo from China is crowned the champion of B.Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020
The much-anticipated grand charity equestrian event, Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 to win HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup, finally concluded. The search of 2020’s winner was held by B.Grimm, led by Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm and president of Thailand Equestrian Federation, long with Nantinee Tanner, the federation’s vice president for the 15th consecutive year. The final event was held of 18 January 2020 at Thai Polo and Equestrian Club Pattaya.
Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 is considered the most prestigious charity event that kicks start the season. Held annually, the event is hosted by Dr. Harald Link, president of B.Grimm and president of Thailand Equestrian Federation at one of Asia’s highest standard polo fields. This year, the four finalists included Thai Polo from Thailand, La Familia from Malaysia, Royal Pahang from Malaysia and Tang Polo from China after series of selection competitions during mid-January.
At the final event, Tang Polo from China beat Thai Polo from Thailand at 8 to 7, and won the prestigious winner’s cup from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The third and fourth runners up are La Familia and Royal Pahang from Malaysia respectively.
Not only Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 is the highest level of polo match in Thailand that searches for winners from international pool of contenders to win royal cup, it is also a charity event that raises fund for Chitralada Technology Institute. The star-studded evet was filled with colors, fun and joy from a string of elite guests and Thailand’s top celebrities that graced the charity gathering. Among them were Mark Thawin P. Seawtong, Pawee Somprasong, Jirapa Lakasanawisit, Yuwapa Banyongrakkul, Dr. Nattapat-Suppanat Meenchai, Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, Duangjai Po-in and Jantamon Yampan to name a few. Besides exciting polo match, Grimm – BMW Thai Polo Open 2020 also has activities and charity booths that included performances by Wat Suthiwararam School’s marching band, show jumping, feeding and riding miniature horses and fun games to win prizes where guests had the chance to have fun for a good cause.
Before the final match commenced, the spectators and celebrity guest witnessed tradition at polo match that has been carried on for centuries, which was called Stomping Divots. Horses pranced and stomped on the field to smoothen and harden the ground, while sophisticatedly dressed guests cheerfully conversed and greeted each other before the match started.
Highlight of the event also include best dress awards for ladies. Walking away with Best Hat Award was Praewpreeya Chumsai Na Ayutthaya while Duangjai Po-in wowed the crowd with her stunning outfit and won Best Dress Award. The event culminated in mesmerizing fireworks and exclusive barbecue dinner accompanied by soothing live music. The event concluded with smiles of happiness and victorious moments of the polo players and the guests that came together to support charitable cause.