Mr. Harald Link
& Mrs. Nunthinee Tanner
Owners of Thai Polo & Equestrian Club
Greetings from Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya city of Thailand. We are delighted to be the Official Venue for hosting the inaugural FEI Asian Championships Pattaya 2019 and would like to welcome Equestrian riders and friends from all over Asia!
Set in more than 2,000 rai (or about 250 hectares) of picturesque grounds to the east of Pattaya, just 90 minutes or so drive from the capital, Bangkok, the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club is arguably a unique facility in all Asia and Australasia.
Boasting three full-sized, international-standard polo playing fields as well as two practice grounds, and stabling for more than 250 horses, the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club opened in 2005, although it was initially called, simply, the Thai Polo Club. This changed a few years later when the equestrian facilities were added to the mix.
The brainchild of polo enthusiasts Harald Link (President of the South-east Asian Equestrian Federation) and Mrs Nunthinee Tanner (considered the first female polo player in Thailand), the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club has grown in size and stature in recent years. The number of enthusiasts has grown steadily over the past decade or so, and the Club now has around 80 horses available for members and guests. The clubhouses were designed by Nunthinee Tanner, while the Chukka Bar is an exact replica of the famed polo bar in the Langham Hotel in London.
In 2007, renowned Australian designer Wayne Copping was given the task of establishing an international standard Cross Country course which would be suitable as a venue for international events, such as the South-east Asian Games in 2007. An eventing course was designed by New Zealander John Nicholson, and this has been used for the FEI Asia Eventing Championships from 2013 onwards. With the addition of a Dressage Indoor Arena, Endurance Course, Reining Arena and an International Derby Facility, the club is now recognised as the largest multi-functional polo and equestrian operation in all Asia.
The veterinary and quarantine facilities are second-to-none in the region, with a leading Argentinian vet acting as general manager of the complex, overseeing Argentinian, French, British as well as local farriers, trainers, and stable staff.
Over the years the club has attracted many local and international players. The Thai Polo Open, sponsored by B. Grimm, takes place every January and attracts between six and eight teams.
The noted American-based polo coach Rege Ludwig hosts a polo school at the club. His clinics cater to all skill levels and age groups. Rege Ludwig spends more than six months a year at the club, imparting his renowned knowledge to a new generation of polo enthusiasts.
The veterinary and quarantine facilities 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 Thai Polo Equine Clinic opened in 2013 and has one treatment room, four intensive care stables, pharmacy, and is capable of analyzing digital x-rays and offering PRP treatment for tendons.
Santiago Bachmann - General Manager
+66 81 83 52 419 (EN)
+66 88 34 08 840 (EN TH)
Surapol Puthapitak - Thai Manager
+66 81 61 74 744 (TH)
111 Polo drive, Moo 9 Pong
Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
N 12.89130 E 100.99340
Use Motorway route 7 from Bangkok heading towards Chonburi / Pattaya.
Reaching a Junction (left to Rayong, right to Pattaya), turn left towards Rayong on Route 36.
Make a U-turn at the Km 13 marker
Turn left as soon as you pass the Bira Racing Circuit
Drive straight ahead, following the signs for about five minutes and you will see the entrance.
BANGKOK – PATTAYA ON SUKHUMVIT ROAD
Turn left before Pattaya Klang into Pornprapha –Nimit Road (better known as Soi Siam Country Club).
Drive straight towards the Siam Country Golf Club and Mabrachan Reservoir.
Continue straight past the reservoir towards the Siam Country Club, and turn right after the temple and follow the THAI POLO CLUB signs.
Drive another five to six more minutes following the THAI POLO CLUB signs.