On behalf of Malaysia it is my privilege and pleasure to welcome the international polo teams, as well as officials and supporters who have come from around the world to the 2017 FIP World Polo Championship playoffs for Zone D.
It is the third time that Malaysia is organizing these World Cup playoffs. We are delighted that Malaysia has the generous support of Dato’ Harald Link and Khun Nunthinee Tanner that this tournament can be played at their spectacular Thai Polo & Equestrian Club, in Pattaya, Thailand. It is a unique collaboration between two countries, proving that the polo fraternity is indeed one family.
The Royal Malaysian Polo Association would like to thank the Federation of International Polo and its President Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers for entrusting Malaysia with this honour again.
I would also like to thank the tournament organising committee who have put the playoffs together, especially Peter Abisheganaden and his team.
Lastly, there would be no tournament without mounts. We are very grateful to all the owners who have lent their horses to make this tournament happen.
I hope that the visiting teams will have a safe and successful tournament.