The Hong Kong Jockey Club equestrian team landed a bumper haul at the recently concluded FEI Asian Championships in Pattaya, Thailand. Team members Kenneth Cheng and Raena Leung clinched a silver and bronze medal, respectively, in the individual jumping competition on Sunday to cap off a fine week for the Hong Kong team. In addition to two silver medals in eventing and a gold in team jumping, the Hong Kong team won medals in every competition they participated in. The jumping individual competition was made up of 31 riders from 12 nations. Cheng and Leung rode superbly throughout the week and entered the final day in third and fourth place, respectively. The final was a 1.5m class and the duo scored clear runs in the first round of the competition with just one point deducted for going over time in the second round. Team Hong Kong have come in with a medal target of one medal so to come away with five medals really has been a dream come true Amanda Bond, Hong Kong team manager Cheng clinched the silver with 2.68 penalties while Leung won the bronze medal with 4.39 penalties. The gold went to Taizo Sugitani of Japan on 2.01 penalties. “Team Hong Kong have come in with a medal target of one medal,” said Hong Kong team manager Amanda Bond, “so to come away with five medals really has been a dream come true. “I’m so proud of the riders and the horses but also the support team,” Bond added. The inaugural FEI Asian Championships was the final event of the year. The next target for Hong Kong riders is to secure qualification for the Olympics next year. Cheng (jumping) and Thomas Ho (eventing) are thought to represent the city’s best chance of competitors in Tokyo.