Dressage

Lee ready to be tested

Familiarity breeds confidence is the credo Jennifer Lee is living by as the showjumper-turned-eventer walks the 2.9-kilometre cross-country course built by the Hong Kong Jockey Club in Conghua, 40km north of Guangzhou.

Thursday, 18 November, 2010, 12:00am

Strong-arm tactics

This week we will work on our shoulders and triceps with pike push-ups and triceps dips. Remember to warm up before working out. For every move, try to do four sets of 10. If it is too challenging, start with fewer repetitions.

1 On all fours with arms and feet slightly wider than the shoulder. Remember to bring your hip up.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Man of La Mancha makes entrance on a white charger from Tuen Mun

You can say there's a bit of horsing around in the Mariinsky Ballet's presentation of Don Quixote. Its run of performances for the Hong Kong Arts Festival show began on Saturday night, and audiences at the Cultural Centre's Grand Theatre were happily surprised when, at a critical moment, the eponymous character arrived on stage on a live horse.

23 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Crowd warmed to equestrian events as tournament progressed, says chief executive

Hongkongers may have been slow to warm to equestrianism, but ended up embracing the Olympic events, says Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen.

Mr Tsang said he was very nervous on the first day over the apparent lack of interest, but detected mounting enthusiasm as the events wore on.

23 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Thursday Think-tank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Injury forces Liu Xiang to pull out of the 110 metres hurdles race... for national interest, they'll now replace him with someone younger and prettier

2 Michael Phelps wins eight gold medals... he has so much gold around his neck, even P. Diddy and Kanye West are jealous

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

FEI on defensive over scoring of Werth in freestyle dressage

International Equestrian Federation (FEI) officials have defended their decision to award Germany's Isabell Werth a high score, despite a major mistake by her horse, Satchmo, during the final round of the individual dressage competition on Tuesday.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Liu 'satisfied' with dressage first

She may not have advanced to tomorrow's Grand Prix Special, but Liu Lina, the first Chinese rider to compete in an Olympic dressage competition, was satisfied with her performance.

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Ryan's best days ahead

In dressage you are only as good as your horse. That is the verdict of Australian rider Heath Ryan, who believes his country can be a medal contender at the Olympics - the London 2012 Olympics, that is.

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

King's late burst puts Britain within striking distance of a medal

As the final rider to cross yesterday's finish line, Mary King put her black-gloved hand up to her face, briefly covering her eyes before bringing her hand back down to give Call Again Cavalier a well-deserved pat. King, who moved from ninth to fifth in the individual competition, beamed.

12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

No joy for Clementino and unfit Nilo

Brazilian dressage rider Rogerio Clementino's dream of becoming the first Afro-Brazilian rider to compete in the Olympic equestrian events was destroyed last night when his horse failed a veterinary inspection.

'I'm proud to be here and it shows it doesn't matter the colour of the skin. You must be honest and work,' he said.

12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Spanish hopeful withdraws

Spanish dressage rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat has withdrawn from the dressage competition which starts on Wednesday after her horse, Faberge, failed to recover from a leg injury.

Ferrer-Salat won Spain's first-ever Olympic dressage medals with a team silver and individual bronze in Athens.

11 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Carnival time at Sha Tin as a little research reaps dividends

Spectators enjoyed the Olympic atmosphere at the Sha Tin equestrian venue, where they watched the competition, shopped for souvenirs and took pictures with the Olympic mascots.

The three-hour dressage event yesterday attracted more than 11,000 people keen to get involved in the Games.

11 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Nightmare scenario for French team as Touzaint forced to withdraw

The French team were in shock last night after the last-minute withdrawal of their top combination, Nicolas Touzaint and his horse Galan de Savagere.

10 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Spectators at equestrian events warned to expect wet weekend

Bad weather is expected to plague the Olympic equestrian events in Sha Tin today and tomorrow.

The course builder said a little rain was good for both the horses and the footing of the track, but the Observatory said spectators should brace themselves for heavy downpours.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Tsk, tsk - the illegal click, high jinks, broken bones, officer-class snobbery and film-star nags

1900 Paris

The second Games included unusual one-off equestrian events: the high jump and the long jump.

1932 Los Angeles

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

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