Horse Polo in Thailand

August 24, 2011

The first time I watched horse polo was in Gilgit in Pakistan. I always thought that it was only played in the Indian sub-continent and by the old colonial powers. I didn’t realize that Thailand also has an active polo team. Apparently polo was first introduced to Thailand during the reign of King Rama VII. But it was only recently that the Thailand Polo Association was formed. This picture was taken at the King’s Cup 2010 at VR Sports Club in Samut Prakan.

One Response to Horse Polo in Thailand

  1. Spike Tennyson on August 25, 2011 at 10:04 am

    As well as the club near Bangkok, there are three polo fields near Pattaya. I take the photos at the Polo Escape club and find it is a fantastic sport to photograph, if a little scary at times when there is a bunch of polo ponies heading straight into the lens.

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