Designed by Khun Nunthinee and encompassing an unrivalled vista over Pattaya and Ban Sarae, the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, opened in 2005. Supported by world-class management and an all embracing informality, it has earned the admiration of equestrian sport lovers worldwide as a welcome home for all their sports.
Host to two polo pitches and stabling for 200 horses, year-round international tournaments, a full-time farrier, two full time veterinarians and an equestrian physiotherapist, as well as one of the players these world class facilities have attracted international attention, players and instructors.
Rege Ludwig, world-renown Polo instructor, near the Thai Polo Field
Rege Ludwig, world-renowned instructor and high-goal coach, has started his second season of teaching at the club. Formerly a professional player, he first began teaching in 1983 focused on the foundations and technical disciplines of riding. His 26 years instruction has earned him a prestigious following in the polo world and he is consistently booked, but no booked out, up to two months in advance.
Equestrian events are exciting to watch at Thai Polo & Equestrian
The Thai Polo & Equestrian Club’s eventing facilities encompass Dressage, Cross-Country and Show-Jumping courses.
Rge Ludwig teaches children to play at Thai Polo Club in Pattaya
Competing across the three consecutive days, horses and riders are challenged on their speed, endurance jumping ability and discipline in the region’s only international standards, full grass dressage arena and Asian Derby Show Jumping with ditches, banks. Water jumps and fences in excess of six feet in height.
These world-class facilities have already met with resounding success and consummate international acclaim in the last three years.
The Cross-Country course, encircling the hills to the near of the club and now extended to 80km for endurance competitions, was chosen to host the Southeast Asian Games in 2007, wherein Thai-American Nina Ligon became both the youngest rider and the first woman to win an individual equestrian gold medal for Thailand.
Nina Lamsam Ligon
And, more recently, last November, the Club hosted the FEI-accredited ‘HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup - Derby Show Jumping’ that determined the finalists for Thai National Eventing Team competing in February’s FEI South East Asian Championships 2009 and the Guangzhou Asian Games.
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