Show Jumping

Mania steers Auroras Encore to National glory

Winner Auroras Encore, ridden by Ryan Mania, and Teaforthree, ridden by Nick Scholfield (front), take a jump yesterday. Photo: AFP

Big outsider Auroras Encore won the Grand National Steeplechase yesterday, cruising to a nine-length victory in the world's most famous jumps race.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 4:18am

Delaveau a true Master with three on the trot

Frenchman Patrice Delaveau is greeted by an enthusiastic crowd after he captures his third win in three nights at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

In an unprecedented display of dominance at an international five-star show-jumping competition, Delaveau won four of the six competitions including the two majors to sweep away the opposition, which included seven of the world's best riders and their horses.

3 Mar 2013 - 4:00am

Katharina Offel blitzes field to win Speed Challenge in 64.61 seconds

Marc Bettinger of Germany on Phenix Royal clears an obstacle at the Longines Hong Kong Masters last night at Asia-World Expo in Chek Lap Kok. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Watched by her six-year-old son Leopold, Katharina Offel drew first blood at the Longines Hong Kong Masters when she won the bigger of the two events on the opening night - the Speed Challenge - upsetting many more fancied names, mostly men to boot.

1 Mar 2013 - 2:05pm

Show jumper Ben Maher aims to dazzle in Hong Kong Masters

Ben Maher. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The dazzling lights of Hong Kong were the only bright feature in Maher's stay four years ago as he ended 20th in the individual show jumping competition at the Beijing Olympics and Great Britain failed to break into the medals in the team event too.

1 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

World's top showjumpers eye big prize in Hong Kong

London Olympics gold medallist Ben Maher in action. Photo: EPA

Longines Hong Kong Masters, the biggest equestrian show in town since the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games equestrian competition, is the first step of an ambitious plan to create a grand prix series offering big bucks - a minimum of US$1 million in prize money for each leg.

28 Feb 2013 - 4:51am

Leung Hou-ling, Kenneth Cheng with world's best showjumpers

Kenneth Cheng aboard Jockey Club Caballo yesterday in a warm-up session ahead of the Hong Kong Masters showjumping. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The two riders are in the mix with the world's best riders at the Longines Hong Kong Masters thanks to invitations from organisers who are keen to give something back to Hong Kong.

28 Feb 2013 - 3:29am

Crowdfunding gives city's worthy causes a chance

Lai Jing-man, show jumper

Hong Kong's entrepreneurs and creative types have a new way of getting funding for their projects. The recently launched website FringeBacker has brought the growing trend of crowdfunding, where individuals decide to contribute money towards a project, to Hong Kong.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am 1 comment

British fans show their love for royalty and horses

A good brolly is a much-needed accessory in London as I discovered after nearly 10 days without any mishap. But the famous weather finally caught up with me and I returned to my hotel drenched to the skin.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Saddle tales: appearances can be deceiving

As a true city boy who grew up in New York City and Hong Kong, horses are foreign animals to me. I'm more used to animals such as pigeons, rats and cockroaches, and more comfortable riding on a metal snake (otherwise known as the subway) than a horse. So when I was shown a dressage competition on YouTube, my first question was how that was possibly a sport; and an Olympics sport at that.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HK riders go head to head to clinch World Cup ticket

Patrick Lam will head into the last leg of the China League this weekend knowing he must beat fellow Hongkonger Samantha Lam to clinch the solitary ticket for the FEI World Cup finals in the Netherlands next year.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK riders in strong finish at FEI Nations Cup

Hong Kong's bid to qualify for next year's Olympic Games in London got a shot in the arm when the showjumping team finished 12th, in their first outing this season, at the FEI Nations Cup in Copenhagen.

25 May 2011 - 12:00am

Whitaker out of showjumping

Great Britain's Michael Whitaker has withdrawn from the showjumping competition as his mare, Portofino 63, was declared unfit to compete. The horse arrived in Hong Kong in good condition, but became lame earlier this week for reasons that are still undetermined. Whitaker and Portofino 63 will now be replaced by reserve horse Russel, ridden by Nick Skelton.

14 Aug 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

Blistering pace earns Cheng victory

Hong Kong's Kenneth Cheng Kit-man and Kin Fortune put in a blistering jump-off round to stay ahead of Jennifer Chang Ren-hui and Luxor 91 and secure victory in the FEI World Cup qualifier at Beas River yesterday.

The crowd that made the trip out to Sheng Shui got their money's worth with great weather, entertainment for the kids and some white-knuckle action.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Cross-country site wins plaudits from competitors

Riders impressed by Beas River

Anna Junkmann unhooked the strap on her helmet and exposed her neck. On proud display was a temporary tattoo - a black horse with a red rider drawn in sleek elegant strokes.

'I quite like this,' the German rider said of the logo for the Good Luck Beijing - HKSAR 10th Anniversary Cup.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am