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POLO

THE GROUNDS

 

Field One

The first field is often compared with a billiard table since the grass is so smooth the ball runs absolutely straight and true. The grass used is the same variety found on the golf fairways of Thailand. In 2014 subsoil drainage was installed under the field and this has meant games are able to be played very quickly, even after the heaviest downpours. One of the great attractions of this field are the sunsets, which provide a wonderful backdrop to any late afternoon polo match.

 

Field Two

The second field was designed by the famous polo and golf course designer Alejandro Lavista Llanos. Mr Llanos was responsible for many years for the maintenance of the well-known Palermo polo field in Argentina. This is where the Argentine Open is played. M Llanos is noted for designing courses all over the world.


This field is completely flat and has Tifton 419 grass, which is what is used on the Palermo field. This gives local players an idea of the kind of surface they are likely to encounter on overseas competitions, especially those played in Argentina. The view from this field is of the waters of Pattaya Bay and the Gulf of Thailand.

 

Field Three

The third field is, arguably, the workhorse of the Club. Set at the base of rolling hills, the way it is sloped and with its subsoil drainage, it allows games to be played within hours of rain. It is almost a rarity to have games cancelled on this field. This field has shown it can support a lot of polo, having seen more than 14 chukkas in a day and yet still remain in great condition when you arrive to play the next day.

 

Thai Polo CLub Player Handicaps

If you would like to view the Pro and Club Members handicaps for 2019 please go to this page.

Thai Polo Club Player Handicaps 2019

 

THAI POLO TEAM

 

The first field is often compared with a billiard table since the grass is so smooth the ball runs absolutely straight and true. The grass used is the same variety found on the golf fairways of Thailand. In 2014 subsoil drainage was installed under the field and this has meant games are able to be played very quickly, even after the heaviest downpours. One of the great attractions of this field are the sunsets, which provide a wonderful backdrop to any late afternoon polo match.

 

Ladies Team

When the THAI POLO & EQUESTRIAN CLUB was founded in 2005, joint club owner Mrs Nunthinee Tanner wanted to encourage young female riders to discover the joys of playing polo. Being famous as the first lady polo player in the Kingdom, Mrs Tanner has since become a patron of ladies’ polo in Thailand, with the annual Queen’s Cup Pink Polo Tournament one of her most outstanding achievements.


Every weekend, a small group of young ladies join the Thai grooms for practice sessions at the THAI POLO & EQUESTRIAN CLUB, where they enjoy riding and manoeuvring together, hitting balls and pursuing their polo dream. They keep coming back because they all say they find polo exciting, fun and different from their normal riding routines.


Mrs Tanner oversees these weekend practice sessions, providing encouragement and coaching. Sewing the seeds for new teams of ladies to perform in the region in the coming years, our careful training is raising polo playing standards among ladies in Thailand to international levels.

 

POLO SCHOOL

 

Rege Ludwig

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. In 1998 he was the coach of the U.S. Team which competed in the F.I.P. World Championship Tournament in Santa Barbara, California. Rege Ludwig’s polo clinics offer a great introduction to polo as well as a refresher course for experienced players. For many years, Rege Ludwig has operated primarily out of the Eldorado Polo Club located near Palm Springs, California and run the annual Virginia Polo Clinic during the month of June. It is exciting to know that Rege’s future training credits will include his work with Thai Polo & Equestrian Club.

 

Polo School

As a premium service Thai Polo & Equestrian Club is proud to offer special training opportunities with world renowned polo instructor: Mr. Rege Ludwig. Rege Ludwig will be stationed at the THAI POLO & EQUESTRIAN CLUB throughout the polo seasons, from November to April every year to hold regular lessons, clinics and conduct junior program aiming to upgrade the standard of polo players in Thailand and Asia region. The polo training caters to all ages from youngsters with small ponies to experienced players.

 

Stick & Ball Lesson with Rege

Together with Rege Ludwig we offer the following:
1 to 3 day Clinics: the program focuses on riding for polo, polo shots, game strategy and playing polo each day
Lessons: Individual hitting and/or riding for polo purposes.


Stick-and-ball sessions - If you are interested in having Rege Ludwig come to your polo club, this is also possible.

 

Rege Ludwig Instructions

REGE LUDWIG INSTRUCTION ONE HR LESSON - 4,280 THB
ONE DAY CLINIC (HORSES INCLUDED) - 12,840 THB
THREE DAYS CLINICS (HORSES INCLUDED) - 34,240 THB
Included 7% VAT