Equestrian at the 2008 Summer Olympics

HK to host elite US$1m contest

The world's top showjumpers and their prized horses will battle for prize money of US$1 million at the inaugural Hong Kong Equestrian Masters at AsiaWorld-Expo in March.

Tuesday, 4 October, 2011, 12:00am

Jump event puts China on map

In an ambitious move to develop its medal-winning prospects at the Olympics, China will host its first-ever international equestrian event in Beijing this weekend.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The show must go on for our riders

Equestrianism is a complex endeavour. Usually in sport, the outcome depends on an individual or a group of individuals working together. One's fate is still in your hands, or in the collective hands of a team. In equestrianism, a large part of performance depends on the horse - and who knows how a horse feels?

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Trainer targets eventing at Asian Games

Tommy Kwan Kwok-ming, a riding instructor at the Jockey Club's Beas River Country Club, is hoping to become the first eventing rider to represent Hong Kong at the Asian Games.

7 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A job well done, but city misses on Games' legacy

If there was a gold medal for an Olympic supporting role, Hong Kong would deserve to win it. Hosting the equestrian competition in some ways stood out from all the organisational challenges Beijing took on by hosting the Games. The fact that it involved priceless equine athletes as well as the riders and their equipment is what set it apart most.

23 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Horse sense - a bluffer's guide

Three-day eventing

In a nutshell: This combines dressage, showjumping and cross-country, with each one contested on separate days over, you guessed it, three days - or four days in some cases. Demonstrating courage and endurance, riders train their horses to excel in three specialties.

Where and when?

8 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

'Ineligible' Lee sets sights on Games

Showjumper clears Olympic qualifying hurdle, but passport issue remains

Olympic-qualified showjumper Jennifer Lee 'intends' to compete in the equestrian events in August, despite still being ineligible because she does not hold a Hong Kong passport.

9 May 2008 - 12:00am

Reality bites for Ridley & Co at the enormity of the equestrian project

Last Sunday at Beas River, 11-year-old Clarissa Lyra and her friends sat along a metal bench bordering the main competition arena, watching horses go around a set of jumps. In less than three months, that bench will no longer be there.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Horses for courses as cross-country builders make final push

Course builders have begun the 'final push' to have the cross-country competition ready for the Olympic Games in August.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Riders reassured over heat concerns at HK's Olympic facilities

Early into his presentation, International Equestrian Federation (FEI) veterinary committee chairman John McEwan posted a slide with a big proclamation: 'Facilities, Best Ever.'

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

'People have got to prepare'

The record cold spell, the summer typhoon threats or the coming humidity - weather has always made the best small talk. In recent weeks, however, talk of the weather has been anything but trivial, as the climatic predictions for the Olympic equestrian events have emerged as one of the most salient topics in the lead up to August's events at Sha Tin and Beas River.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Riders' snub 'no cause for concern'

German federation pledges team will compete in Olympics despite pair's fears over heat

Hong Kong's Olympic equestrian event is facing a confidence crisis after top members of the German squad hinted they could pull out of the event because of safety fears.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fok dismisses Swiss withdrawal as 'just an isolated case'

Equestrian events will be success, insists HK chief

Olympic equestrian organisers yesterday ruled out the likelihood of any more withdrawals from the event to be staged in Hong Kong after the sudden snub by the Swiss team.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Anderson proves age no barrier at qualifier fences

In the competition ring at Beas River, Kelly Anderson can pick out the same fences she faced during the Olympic test event in August. They are also being used in this weekend's International Equestrian Federation World Cup qualifier, part of the ongoing series of Hong Kong international horse shows.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

A pass with distinction

As rain pelted Beas River last Saturday, you might have expected those involved in the Good Luck Beijing-HKSAR 10th Anniversary Cup to be casting worried eyes towards the heavens. Not so one man, at least.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am