Photos by Alisa Hubert
With the objective of mobilizing funds for the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer Association, B Grimm Group, led by Harald Link, along with Nunthinee Tanner—Thailand’s first female polo player and Chairman of the competition—held the 10th Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2018 at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya, on March 3, 2018, to win Her Majesty the Queen’s cup.
Players were divided into five teams:
- La Familia (Malaysia) – This year’s winner!
- Kuda Lari (Malaysia)
- La Esperanza (Singapore)
- La Tablita Polo Farm (Germany)
- Thai Polo (Thailand), led by Caroline Link
The event was filled with colorful guests who dressed up in chic attire and stylish hats in the pink-theme decoration in gorgeous contrast with the green field. Before the main match started, guests were entertained with horse-riding fashion show led by Nunthinee Tanner and superstar Aum Atichart Chumnanont, including leading young celebrities such as Jirapha Laksanawisit (Milky), Thitiwat Laksanawisit (Henry), Nasha Jungkarnkul, Tanyatorn Nokhong, Pimolmas Kitchaisawad, Pavarit Taweerutchana, and Pimchayapa Baholyodhin, among others.
Another highlight of the event, after the second chukka, was the Stomping Divots where participants stomped on the fields to cover the horse footprints which drew smiles from all the guests. The event ended with an awards presentation for Best Dress Awards and Best Hat Awards with loud cheering from guests and celebrities.
Nunthinee Tanner commented, “Pink Polo is a women polo charity competition which has been held consecutively for ten years to mobilize fund for the Breast Cancer Project. The goal is to help breast cancer patient battle cancer in an efficient way under the ‘Protect, Cure and Maintain‘ concept. It also aims to educate Thai women to be more aware and inspect breast cancer. As a woman, I would like to invite women to join us in supporting and promoting the association through this Pink Polo competition, which exclusively competed by female players as well as promoting polo sports among younger female generations in order to step up and compete in international level.”
Associate Professor Dr. Kris Chatamra, Founder and Chairman of the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer Association said that “breast cancer is a life-threatening disease and is the number one cause of death for Thai women. Therefore, we need to raise awareness for women to take care of their health to keep breast cancer at bay. The Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer Association was founded in 2007 as the country’s first charity organization to interestedly cure and take care of breast cancer patients with the best medical equipment and accommodations for underprivileged dying patients. There is also a Day-time Activity Center for patients and volunteers as well as a Learning & Training Center and Breast Diagnosis & Research center for all women, as a shelter for those that battle this deadly disease by helping them both physically and mentally, following Her Majesty the Queen’s intention.”
More info: www.thai-polo-club.com