Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thailand Equestrian :: 10 Best Highlights of 2011

Looking back over the past year, here we selected the 10 best highlights of 2011 just to wrap up for the year end. We wish you all the most wonderful year in 2012 and very much look forward to the upcoming season when Thai riders start to rise more and more in international scene! Good luck everyone & remember to Work Hard!!


Competition day is when the whole family enjoys the fun! Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

Eventing Intro class at Cross Country - Sky aka Woraphat Sittiju's determination catches our eyes. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

A Big Smile from Sand Nuttanich Buntavong after winning Show Jumping 50 cm class. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.


Thailand Equestrian Team for the Korean Trip. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

Mint Thanaporn Chavatanont placed 6th in Senior Individual (CSI 1star). Photo courtesy of Mint Chavatanont.

Jazz Nutnaree Manathanya placed 4th in  Junior Individual (CSIJ-B). Photo courtesy of Mint Chavatanont.


Galloping along the beach. Photo courtesy of Thitaporn Sukpracha/Rutzz Sukchai.

Endurance riders are ready to run! Photo courtesy of Thitaporn Sukpracha/Rutzz Sukchai.

The Endurance CEI* riders (80 km) against the back drop of Hua Hin beach in front of Dusit Thani Huahin Resorts in Prachuab Kirikhan. Photo courtesy of Thitaporn Sukpracha/Rutzz Sukchai.

Promton Kingwan won the B.Grimm Derby Show Jumping 105 cm on his latest horse Val 3. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

Supanut Wannakool and Daecha at the water jump; Judgebox at the far back. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

Paul Weier is the Head Course Designer of this Derby Show Jumping. Paul along with Col. Fuangvich Aniruth-Deva firstly invented and co-designed this Derby course at Thai Polo Club Pattaya in 2008. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.


Hans Staub is back again for coaching the Thai National Team. This time, he also provide a Dressage Clinic for any interesting riders. The clinic sponsored by TRUE and Thailand equestrian Federation. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

Pakjira Thongpakdi riding Lord Lester. Photo courtesy of Nicole Grunwell.

 Discussion & Evaluation after the Clinic. Photo courtesy of Nicole Grunwell.


Air Sea Land Games "The New Era of Thailand Championships"
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Group Captain Veerayuth Didyasarin (middle), Vice President of Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand & Representative of the Air Sea Land Games 2011, presented the trophies and ribbons to riders who competed in Dressage competition. Photo courtesy of Phakin Chirachinda.

The Winners of  King's Cup Thailand Equestrian Championships 2011; (left to right) Pakinee Pantapa for Dressage, Montakant Nuanmanee for Showjumping, Namchai Jantakad for Eventing, and Harald Link, the President of TEF. Photo courtesy of Phakin Chirachinda.

Matthew Namchok Jantakad took over the highlight fence in Cross Country at Thai Polo. See XC Photos here. Photo courtesy of Pal Prinksakul.

FEI World Cup SEA League, Malaysia "Akkara - The Champion" 

Akkara Konglapamnuay and Celine 80 won 2 out of 3 qualifiers at the FEI South East Asian World Cup League in Malaysia. The league includes 3 qualifying round at 3Q Classics, Malaysian Open and Merdeka Masters. Photo courtesy of Mary Kate Hassett.

Akkara Konglapamnuay on Celine 80. Photo courtesy of Daniel Chen

London Olympic Test Event "The First Olympic Trial for Nina" 
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Thai Flag at the London Olympic Test Event in July 2011. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

Ready for the Trot up with Jazz King! Photo courtesy of Nina Ligon.

Nina and Jazz King in Cross Country. Photo courtesy of Nina Ligon.

FEI Rising Star Award "Thailand's First Ever Award Winner - Nina Ligon"
<Time Line & Article of Nina Ligon's past achievements/competitions>

FEI Awards Winner for 2011; (left to right) Adelinde Cornelissen, Nina Lamsam Ligon, Lisa Wells (from Reem Acra), Alice Gaillard, Soraya Ourrais.  Photo courtesy oFédération Equestre Internationale.

Nina Ligon and the prestigious award of FEI HSBC Rising Star. It definitely makes the Thai fans proud! Go Nina!! Photo courtesy of Nina Ligon.

Pan, Nina & Nisha Ligon took photo with the world's most famous Showjumper Rodrigo Pessoa. Photo courtesy of Nina Ligon.


And the Best of 2011 Highlights of the Year is.... 
<Special Report from Indonesian SEA Games 2011 - All disciplines>

Andrew Hoy National Coach and the team before Cross Country phase. When we are united together, we surely can build a strong team! Photo courtesy of Namchok Jantakad.

Thailand Eventing Team - Winner of the GOLD medal in Equestrian for SEA Games 2011; (left to right) Supap Khaw-Ngam, Weerapat Pitakanonda, Namchok Jantakad, Thanaporn Chavatanont. Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

Another GOLD and SILVER for Thailand Eventing Individuals; (left to right) Anto Binarto (INA), Promton Kingwan (THA), Supap Khaw-Ngam (THA). Photo courtesy of HorseMove Thailand.

1 comment:

  1. It is so great to see the pictures of the Thai Team victory at the SEA Games, and see how beautifully "GOLD" goes together with the Thai Flag !

    Congratualtions Again !

    Austin Ligon