As the UK Polo Awards event approaches its tenth year anniversary, a few days ago the inaugural South East Asia Polo Awards took place at the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club.
Kindly hosted by Harald Link with the support of Nunthinee Tanner who brought the event together, the evening combined celebrations with the final of the Thai Polo Open. This collaboration provided a perfect opportunity to applaud and celebrate the successes of the teams who won the 2014 South East Asian equivalent of the Victor Ludorum Series, The Royal Malaysian Polo Association Polo League.
Having supported the UK Polo Awards for many years, Harald Link commented: “Having been a sponsor and supporter of the UK Polo Awards since its conception and inauguration 10 years ago, I was delighted to welcome the South East Asia Polo Awards to Thai Polo, to celebrate the teams’ achievements as our International League continues to grow and develop. With the final of the Thai Polo Open taking place last weekend, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to host the Awards with so many players and visitors already at the Club. I very much look forward to continuing to grow the event in years to come.”
The RMPA Polo League is divided into three categories – high, medium and low goal – with teams from across South East Asia competing to win the league at their chosen level. Replicating the format of the UK Polo Awards, a representative from each of the winning teams from the 2014 series was presented to on Saturday evening.
Winner of The International League – Thai Polo (High Goal, 14 – 16 goal)
The International Award was presented by Dato Mohammed Moiz
The Award was accepted by Dato Harald Link on behalf of the Thai Polo Team
Winner of The National League Award – Windhorse Team (Medium Goal, 6 – 8 goal)
The National League Award was presented by HH Prince Amir
The Award was accepted by Mr Yasir Moiz on behalf of the Windhorse Team
Winner of The Merdeka League Award – La Sarita Team (Low Goal, 0 – 2 goal)
The Merdeka League Award was presented by Mrs Nunthinee Tanner
The Award was accepted by Mr Ameer Jumabhoy on behalf of the La Sarita Team