Kenneth aims for Beijing glory
Name: Kenneth Cheng Man-kit
School: Sha Tin College
Grade: Year 12
Sport: Show jumping
Achievements: With his four-legged partner Jay Bee Schultz, Kenneth, 18, claimed the Asian Classic category title on the final day of events at the equestrian World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last month.
He plans to train in Europe this summer, and compete on the continent's grand prix circuit.
With the support of his parents and trainers, Stuart Mitchell and Dermott Lennon, Kenneth has been able to develop both his horses and riding skills.
Last week he was selected for a sports scholarship programme, which will help fund athletes aiming to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Soundbite: 'Show jumping is a special sport because you're working with an animal to try and win. Training is a big commitment and you have to be passionate about it. The top riders train 12 hours a day with their horse.
'Winning the Asian Classic was a such a good day, and a great way to finish the competition. I knew it was my last day, so I had to try my best.'
From his coach: 'Kenneth is a naturally talented rider who is very dedicated,' said Mitchell, equestrian manager at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. 'He hasn't jumped at the highest level yet, but has natural ability, and can keep on improving.'
Ambitions: Kenneth's main targets are to compete again at the next World Cup (held every year), World Championships, and the 2008 Olympics on home soil.
He is planning to go to university in the United States, possibly in California, and continue training there.