Polo, charity and especially pink: those were the keywords on December 8th at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club in Pattaya. For the fifth time the “Queen’s Cup St. Regis Pink Polo” took place to support breast cancer research at “King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital’s Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer.”
Nunthinee Tanner, chairman for the ‘Pink Polo 2013’ organizing committee: “I have been aware of the danger of breast cancer as one of the most serious causes of suffering for women nowadays and have learned that there had been a large number of women out there who lack knowledge about the disease and the opportunities for treatment. So, now in its fifth year, the polo ladies’ tournament is a showcase of the prowess of women polo players who come together annually not only in a bid to display their skills but also to raise funds for the Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. The theme of pink has been chosen because that’s the colour that symbolizes the fight against breast cancer.”
According to the dress code the guests wore pink and there was pink decoration throughout the clubhouse and the booths. The matches between the teams St. Regis, Thai Polo and La Boheme were held in Round Robin style and the audience was delighted with fast-paced polo action and thrilling fights. In the end team La Boheme won and made it to the top of the winner’s podium.
The supporting programme off the field included a special fashion show on horseback with models wearing Burberry, Mango, Azona, Mezzo Piano and Catimini.
The Queen’s Cup St. Regis Pink Polo was co-organized by Harald Link, Chairman of B. Grimm Group, Nunthinee Tanner, managing director of LBG Limited and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. The tournament is the opening event of the 2013/2014 polo season at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club.