With a three thousand seat stadium being built and entrance to watch the games free of charge, this year’s event promises to be the biggest ever.
New editions such as the Chang Noi Children’s Day, an opening parade with army brass bands, Thailand’s last elephant spirit men, and traditional dancers will entertain the crowds. To celebrate a different perspective, a worldwide search for a ‘Roving Elephant Reporter’ aged between 7 – 15 years old has also been launched.
The winner of Anantara’s hunt for a ‘Roving Elephant Reporter’ will become a star of the elephant polo circuit, delivering international coverage of the captivating games from a VIP pitch-side seat.
Lastly, fifteen celebrities have also been invited to paint and decorate an elephant replica which will be auctioned off for charity at the final gala dinner.
The event will also see a number of teams go trunk to trunk to win the coveted King’s Cup trophy. The tournament was introduced to Thailand in 2001 by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and is a charitable event that raises money for the benefit of all Thailand’s elephants. To date the tournament has raised over US$300,000 primarily for the National Elephant Institute.
For more information on King’s Cup Elephant Polo, please visit www.anantaraelephant polo.com
Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa is a distinctive Thai village-style resort located on the sunrise coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Hidden amidst 14 acres of luxuriantly landscaped mature gardens and lagoon pools, the picturesque resort enjoys a beachfront location at the quiet end of Thailand’s historic royal seaside town. For more information please visit www. anantara.com