The Thai Polo & Equestrian Club is recognised as the largest multi-functional polo and equestrian facility in all of Asia and Australasia. Situated just outside the resort city of Pattaya, on the Gulf of Thailand, it is about 90 minutes dive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, and is set on 240 hectares. It includes three full-size international-class polo fields and two practice grounds, eventing and cross-country courses, a unique thatched-roof Chukka Bar and spacious clubhouses, stabling for about 250 horses, polo coaching and a training school…
The veterinary and quarantine facilities at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club are second-to-none in the region, with a leading Argentinian vet acting as general manager of the complex, overseeing Argentinian, French and British as well as local farriers, trainers, and stable staff.The horse hospital was opened in 2013, and features one fully-equipped treatment room, four intensive care stables, and is capable of analyzing digital x-rays and offering PRP treatment for tendons.
Rege Ludwig is an international polo instructor who has coached high goal polo players such as Memo and Carlos Gracida, Clemente and Julio Zavaleta, Sebastian Merlos, Julio Arellano, and Andre Weiss. Rege Ludwig’s teaching career began in 1983 when he was contacted by the United States Polo Training Foundation to conduct the Virginia Polo Clinic at the University of Virginia. Rege Ludwig coached the 26-goal Isla Carroll Team (Memo and Carlos Gracida, John Goodman) to victory in the 1999 Gold Cup Tournament in West Palm Beach, Florida…
Thai Polo Club has truly become a World-Class Polo and Equestrian centre of Asia!
The finals of the Thai Polo Open 2016 took place on Saturday at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, Thailand. Polo fans also enjoyed equestrian activities, a firework show and the chance to savour local dishes. HLF Polo and Royal Pahang for the EFG Bank Polo Cup took to the field first. The match was well played and very tight, but in the end the victory went to Royal Pahang, who won 5.5-4. Next, La Sarita and The Next Level/Macau fought for third place. It was meant to be an even game, but a great performance by Tomas Fernandez Llorente, La Sarita’s number 3, was too much for The Next Level/Macau. La Sarita won 8-4. Finally, it was time for the grand final. The match between locals Thai Polo and 22BR. The teams had faced each other a week before, which resulted in a 5-1 win for Thai Polo. But 22BR had the key player of the tournament, Agustín García Grossi, who showed that he was capable of winning as 22BR beat Thai Polo 7-6 and claimed the Thai Polo Open title.