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Equestrian Sports

Saddle up for a fun day out for the whole family

If you have not yet decided how to celebrate Mother's Day, why not take the family for a fun day out with some horses?

On Sunday, Tuen Mun Public Riding School will hold an Open Day when everyone can get up close and personal with some horse friends.

Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 12:00am

school news

South Island School

South Island School in Aberdeen looks like any other busy, thriving international school, but below the surface is a huge community of students passionate about all things equestrian.

Hundreds of students have been involved in this horse-riding element of the curriculum, and the numbers are rising.

10 Oct 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

Stuck in peak-hour traffic? Just call out 'giddyup'

More than 1,500 people in 19 mainland cities will ride horses to work over the next week to mark World Environment Day on Sunday.

The participants will saddle up for their morning's commuting along planned routes in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Qingdao.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The new kids at the stable block

Earlier this year, five talented young riders were recruited to the Hong Kong Junior Equestrian Team by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

10 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Jockey Club celebrates Lunar New Year and anniversary

A carnival at the Jockey Club marking the Year of the Tiger will feature spectacular gymnastic shows on horseback by a world champion and appearances by Hong Kong's equestrian team members.

The Equine Fun Fest will take place at Penfold Park in Sha Tin on February 19 and 20.

21 Jan 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

Alvin Sallay

What a huge shame. The chance to rub shoulders with royalty in Sha Tin this summer was lost after equestrienne Zara Phillips was forced to withdraw from the Beijing Olympics.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Success rests with riders, insists Lam

Competitors urged to be prepared

We're ready - now you're responsible for Hong Kong's Olympic success.

That was the blunt message yesterday to riders planning to attend the Olympics at Beas River from the Hong Kong Equestrian Company's (HKEC) CEO Lam Woon-kwong.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Olympic equestrian carnival

Happy Valley will host a festival of horse-riding highlights this weekend

An Equestrian Spring Carnival will be held this Saturday to encourage the public to tune in to the Olympic vibe.

The Beijing Olympic Games and the horse-riding events to be held in Hong Kong are just four months away.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

All about horse riding

Horses have been part of the modern Olympics since 1900. Chariot races and horse riding were an important part of the ancient Games, but not everyone thought that horses had a role to play in the new Olympics.

4 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Alice Seghier

'Three times a week, I wake up in time to exercise all the horses at 9am. One rider leads from the front, about a dozen horses gallop behind and another rider closes the herd. Other days, I wake up later, around 8.30am.

My five-year-old daughter is in Hong Kong with me.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Jockey Club opens new pavilion

Facilities at Penfold Park to help equestrian fans get better idea of sport

With Hong Kong hosting next year's Olympic equestrian events, the Hong Kong Jockey Club has opened an equestrian pavilion in Sha Tin to help the people gain a better understanding of the sport.

The pavilion at Penfold Park will be open until the end of April 2008 and admission is free.

21 Nov 2007 - 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