Very popular after a two-year hiatus, which is a direct result of Covid-19 restrictions Intercontinental-B. Grim Asian Beach Polo Tournament Returning to the coastal resort town of Hua Hin on April 9, the Thai team was awarded the coveted HRH Princess Vajra Kittyyaba trophy and ultimately received the highest honor.
This year’s tournament was hosted by the Thai Equestrian Association and hosted by the presidents of B.Grimm Dr. Harald Link, Proud Real Estate Company Limited and InterContinental Hotel Hua Hin Resort, with teams from Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia competing. .. .. This event was also the official start of the polo season in Thailand.
The main attraction was the field (or “beach”), but the last two games between the Thai (6) and Hong (4) and Singapore (6) and Malaysia (4) teams provided a lot of high speed. -Fast-paced, nail-piercing action-This event is also a major highlight of Hua Hin’s annual social calendar. Fun activities include a grand parade of over 60 horses, food stalls, lucky draws, a fashion show on horseback, awards for the best dressed people, and tropical Havana-themed outdoor dinners and auctions. Included, Broadway hits were performed. Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (RBSO).
All proceeds from this year’s Asian Beach Polo Championship will be donated to the Nava Foundation, a royal initiative under the HRH Princess Vajra Kitty Yavanarendira Devyavati, which provides training, support and social welfare to the underprivileged. ..
According to former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Swat Liptapanrop, who chairs the Tournament Steering Committee, the event is Asia’s most spectacular and first held 11 years ago. “This tournament not only promotes Thai Polo internationally, but also helps to raise Hua Hin’s valuable recognition as a major tourist destination.”
Harald Link, president of the tournament and president of both the B. Grimm Group and the Thai Equestrian Association, states that the event demonstrates Thailand’s ability to host international polo tournaments. “The unique challenge of the Beach Polo event is to monitor the ebb and flow of the tide to determine when the water has dropped to a level suitable for competition. In addition, the polo ball has changed, similar to a soccer ball. Made of rubber and smaller than a regular polo ball. Other than that, all other competition rules according to international standards will continue to apply. “
Ekaphop Detkriangkraisorn, Vice President of the Nava Foundation, is pleased that the Foundation has continued to receive support from the organizers of Beach Polo and is grateful for the opportunity for former prisoners, disadvantaged people and persons with disabilities. Said that. “It’s great to see the organizers working with the Foundation to encourage society to recognize the importance of creating a society of opportunity.”
With Hua Hin’s most stylish rallies, many social favorites from Bangkok also participate in trekking to Hua Hin. Not surprisingly, Asian beach polo tournaments have been very popular for many years. Not only is InterContinental Hua Hin Resort one of the best resorts in the area, but the large beaches in front of the hotel are perfect spots for beach polo games. Prestige and sister magazine HELLO! It is also a longtime media sponsor of this world-class event and has its own booth to interact with visitors, guests and polo fans.
For more information on InterContinental-B.Grimm Asian Beach Polo Tournament, please visit: Official Facebook event page..