Local Chiang Mai equestrian coaches received their certificate of completion for the FEI Coaching System in Bangkok. From left Wisaruth Tanpun of Pak Squadron, Dittagorn and Pakinee Pantapa of Ladda Land Riding Club and Jean-Paul Magnen.

Horeca, the food and beverage specialist, held the first ever Food Fair at the Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort and Spa after invitation by GM Marc Dumur (2nd right), and over 150 people attended. Horeca’s managing director, Rudy van den Berg (third from left) and sales and marketing manager, Patinya Srisuk (in front) brought Nestle, Unilever and wine sellers to Chiang Rai to enable the restaurateurs to sample the same products as hoteliers in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai arranged a traditional welcome for Wettstein Travel Agency from Switzerland. The agents came to Chiang Mai for a site inspection, to hopefully promote this fascinating city to the Swiss market.

“Chiang Mai Side views”, an oil painting exhibition at the Four Seasons Resort in Mae Rim, will run until August 21. At the exhibition opening were (from left) General Manager Andrew Harrison, Resident Manager Chompunut Isarasena, Amari Rincome’s General Manager Wim Fagel and his wife Pinkaew, artist Wattanpong Yothaitiang, and Sommai Lumduan from La Luna Gallery who made this event possible.

Wind & Fire Co. held a house-warming party at their new premises at Doi Saket, to introduce their new programs to Chiang Mai’s media and tour operators. From left Anchalee Kalmapijit (Maesa Elephant Camp), Wanassanan Krainara (operations director Wind & Fire), Yutakit Wanichanond (MD Wind & Fire), David, Wanna and Vachira Thomas (Wanna Tours), and Sirirat Chalermthai.

Exhausted Yorkshire pudding eaters were Claire, Tim, Carly and Dave, the finalists in the 2nd annual Yorkshire Pudding eating contest, held at The Pub on Huay Kaew Road last weekend. The Yorkshire pudding is to Yorkshiremen (and women) as the Haggis is to the Scots. Whatever, none of the four went home hungry!

The Ladies Lunch Bunch Group met in July at The Duke family restaurant. The Duke’s homemade cooking met universal approval. Dates and venue of the August Lunch Bunch will be printed in the Community Happenings section of Chiangmai Mail.