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“Polo is growing in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia”.

Saying King Power is saying polo, and saying that they are just a family who plays polo would be selling them way too short.

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“Polo is a big part of my life,” said one Top Srivaddhanaprabha. His family has done a lot for polo. Thanks to the actions of one memorable Vichay, King Power has transcended their bond with the sport to a worldwide scale. King Power's first step was developing local polo in Thailand, their country. After that, they promoted the sport throughout Southeast Asia, with many different tournaments. Then they started participating in the English season, achieving very important titles. The most important ones were the 2015 Queen's Cup, including Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddhanaprabha, Hugo Lewis and brothers Gonzalo and Facundo Pieres, and the Gold Cup three times between 2015 and 2017, with a very similar team, though in 2016 Tal replaced his brother Top, and in 2017 Hugo Taylor and Jimbo Fewster split time replacing Hugo Lewis. Could there be more? Yes! King Power have also sponsored the Gold Cup, a very important investment that helped one of the most important tournaments in the world, played at the historic Cowdray Club. “I started playing late, when I was 18, following my father's love for horses,” said Top during this exclusive interview with CLICKPOLO ASIA where he speaks about one of his biggest passions: polo.

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-How did you start playing polo? "I first started with dressage but soon moved to polo and since then, I have never stopped." -What place does polo occupy in your life? "Polo is a big part of my life. My father loved polo! My brother and I followed in his footsteps. We play a lot back home in Bangkok and here in the Uk." -What do you like the most about polo? "I like polo as a combination of player and horse. It's a great way to connect with nature. I also like the fact that polo is a team game where the group needs to work together."

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-It's your return to English polo, how do you feel? "I never really stopped playing. Only stopped during lockdown and missed the last UK season but could play at home in Bangkok last year and this one. It's nice to be back in England!" -How do you see polo in your country? "Polo in Thailand has suffered due to COVID like every other country, but we’ve been having busy seasons before that. Polo is growing in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia."

“Polo is a big part of my life” Top Srivaddhanaprabha is part of one of the most active families in Asian polo, and his team King Power is playing in the English season once more; “Polo is growing in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia," he said about Asian polo

-What do you need to keep improving? "I will have to get the rhythm of high-goal again after a year of missing it, but I am confident I will add my grain of sand for the team!"

Photo: The Art of Polo


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