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  1. Riders in plea for continued funding

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lam, the father of Samantha, said: 'Samantha is in the same boat as the other sponsored riders, which is that she benefits from the sponsorship to train and develop in Europe which ... are ongoing, and I believe we should come to a conclusion soon,' HKEF vice-president Michael Lee said. Lee refused to give details of whether the same riders would be sponsored again ...

  2. HK riders lose London Games bid

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is unclear if the Jockey Club will continue to back equestrian sports following this disappointment. Soon after the 2008 Olympic Games, the club invested HK$50 million in four senior riders- and a 10-team junior group- for a four-year period revolving around winning a medal at the 2010 Asian Games and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. Two of the senior riders took part in Aachen- Patrick ...

  3. HK rider dazzles crowd with flawless performance

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Patrick Lam tied for first spot in showjumping preliminary Hong Kong rider Patrick Lam shocked the equestrian world and a partisan crowd at a packed Sha Tin venue last night ... amazing. It is my dream come true,' said an ecstatic Lam, revelling in rubbing shoulders with some of the best riders in the world at the top of the leader board after round one. 'I came ...

  4. Riders jump at a clean slate

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... the individual showjumping medals will be contested on Thursday night as the top 35 riders from Monday's competition advance to the first of two rounds. 'I need a bit of luck,' ... the German rider said. 'It's a new game and from Thursday and I intend to be there. I feel I'm very close. I have to be better, but I'm very close.' Though Belgium's Jos ...

  5. Dutch rider and horse dance to dressage win

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Long-time rivals Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands and Germany's Isabell Werth danced the night away on their respective mounts, Salinero and Satchmo, at Sha Tin last night. In the end, after the music faded, it was van Grunsven and h ...

  6. Local riders revel in the moment

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... was right. She rode a blistering round on Gagnant over the jumps to beat Annie Ho on Super Bomb, with Kwan Kwok-ming and Perfect Gallant third in the HK-rider competition. 'I feel really sad it's over,' Delaney said. 'It's not something we get to do very often.' Local riders said they were pleased to have had the chance to take part in such a prestigious test ...

  7. Disabled rider hopes to be Games hero

    Posted Jul 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Mastering a horse is difficult even for an able-bodied person. But Nelson Yip Siu-hong, whose legs are paralysed, was not deterred by the challenge. He is the first person to qualify to represent Hong Kong in equestrian events at the Paralympic Games, to be held next year after the Olympic Games. He was also the city's first disabled rider to win an international ...

  8. HK's Olympic equestrian organisers can learn from rider tragedy

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The death of South Korean equestrian rider Kim Hyung-chil brings home all the risks and dangers involved in the sport- and a timely reminder with Hong Kong due to stage the 2008 Beijing Olympics equestrian events. Kim, an experienced rider who had taken part in two Olympics and also the last Asian Games in Pusan, was taking part in the individual cross-country ...

  9. Passion carries young rider from Inner Mongolia to England

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang Fujun used to charge across the plains of Inner Mongolia on a horse when he was five. In the two decades since, he has ridden as a stuntman, instructor and equestrian athlete. He talks to Alice Yan. Q: How did you become involved in equestrian sports ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - EQUESTRIANISM

    Jockey Club reins in support for Hong Kong showjumpers

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in support for senior riders Four leading showjumpers have been put on notice after the Hong Kong Jockey Club extended its multi-million-dollar sponsorship of the Hong Kong equestrian team for only ... years were dashed when the club announced it had decided to extend it until June 30 so as to also look at "other riders". A Jockey Club spokesman said: "We will make good use ...




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