King's Cup Elephant Polo

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King's Cup Elephant Polo
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The King's Cup Elephant Polo is making a return to the riverside pitch next to Anantara Riverside Resort. First launched in Hua Hin back in 2001 by Minor Group, the Elephant Polo charitable tournament has raised more than 46 million baht to support a number of elephant-related initiatives around Thailand. 

A total of 30 unemployed former street elephants will take part in this year’s festival during which they will be given full veterinary checks and care, much-needed food and drink and essential vitamin supplements for the duration of the event.

The event is open to the public. Entry fee is B200. More information at www.anantaraelephantpolo.com

 

The 16th King’s Cup Elephant Polo Programme

 

THURSDAY 8 MARCH - GRAND OPENING & KIDS’ DAY

8:00 AM                      Blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Family fun day & school activities

9:00 AM                      Traditional Thai dance performance

10:00 AM                    Breakfast fruit buffet for elephants

11:00 AM                    Opening of Thai food village

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM     Tournament matches

7:00 PM                      *Charity gala dinner at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

 

FRIDAY 9 MARCH - RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL

12:00 PM – Onward      Thai food village

2:00 PM – 10:00 PM     Tournament matches

2:00 PM – Onward        Beverage tents & lounges

7:00 PM – Till Midnight  Mini concert by Singto Numchok, DJs, entertainment &

riverside festival

 

SATURDAY 10 MARCH - RIVERSIDE FESTIVAL & LADIES’ DAY

12:00 PM – Onward       Thai food village

Beverage tents & lounges

1:00 PM                        Tournament matches

3:00 PM                        Historical elephant parade & Thai warrior show

5:00 PM                        Fashion show & best dressed awards

7:00PM – Till Midnight    Live music, DJs, entertainment & riverside festival

 

SUNDAY 11 MARCH - GRAND FINAL DAY

6:45 AM                        Riverside morning yoga

8:00 AM – Onward         Thai food village

Beverage tents & lounges

9:00 AM                        Tournament matches

Sunday morning jazz

4:00 PM                         Grand final match

5:00 PM                         Royal award ceremony

6:00 PM                         Fruit buffet for elephants & closing entertainment

 

*By invitation

 

 

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