Hong Kong To Spend $20 Million On Promoting The Beijing Olympics

November 11, 2007

Hong Kong is planning to spend up to US$20 million to stir up Olympic fever in the Chinese territory and abroad ahead of next year's Beijing Games, an official said Saturday.

Hong Kong, a former British colony on the southern edge of mainland... Read More


Australia Equine Flu Complicates 2008 Olympic Team Qualification

November 02, 2007

The 2007 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) regional Olympic dressage qualification event, which was scheduled to take place Oct. 24 through 28, is among the hundreds of equestrian events that have been cancelled as a result of the Read More


FEI Vets to Provide Guidance on Hong Kong Olympic Conditions

October 11, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) will host a workshop to provide guidance in preparing equine athletes for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. The event, organized by the FEI's welfare subcommittee, will take place in Lausanne,... Read More


Outbreak: Australian Olympic Horses Vaccinated against Influenza

October 01, 2007

Vaccination of the horses shortlisted to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympics has begun following a special allocation of up to 100 doses of horse flu vaccine for high-value horses used in equestrian competition.

"Vaccine has been... Read More


Olympic Test Event Complete; Horses Handled Weather Well

August 14, 2007

The Good Luck Beijing--HKSAR 10th Anniversary Cup Eventing Competition concluded Sunday with victory for rider Frank Ostholt and a wealth of information for veterinarians studying the effects of Hong Kong's heat and humidity on equine athletes.... Read More


Olympic Equestrian Test Event to Begin Saturday

August 10, 2007

A test event to discover any issues with the venue constructed for the 2008 Olympic equestrian competition will begin Saturday. This will be the first equestrian event hosted at the Olympic site in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club completed... Read More


Yearlong Countdown to Olympic Games Begins

August 08, 2007

The yearlong countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games was officially kicked off in host city Beijing with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square. More than 10,000 people attended the event, according to a statement released on the Games' official <... Read More


Olympic Equestrian Karen O'Connor to Appear on NBC's Today Show

August 07, 2007

Karen O'Connor, two-time Olympic medalist will appear on the Today Show in New York City on August 8.

Riding the amazing pony, Theodore O'Connor, the three-day event rider recently bested a field of talented horses and riders to lead the U.S.... Read More


Equine Comfort, Safety a Consideration in Olympic Facility Design

August 01, 2007

The equine athletes competing in the 2008 Olympic Games will be housed in special quarters during their stay in Hong Kong, said John Ridley, head of racing operations of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

While the majority of the 2008 Olympic Game... Read More


Key Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Facilities Complete

July 12, 2007

The Hong Kong Jockey Club said July 7 that it has completed all key venues for the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic equestrian test events as scheduled. The project had been achieved, from initial planning to completion, in less tha... Read More


FEI President Elected to International Olympic Committee

July 11, 2007

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI, the international body governing equestrian sport) was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) July 7. The election took place... Read More


FEI President Nominated to International Olympic Committee

May 02, 2007

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) President HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is one of four individuals nominated by the International Olympic Committee Executive Board for election as Committee members. The International Olympic... Read More


FEI: 2008 Olympic Games Progress Report

April 20, 2007

Delegates of the Hong Kong Equestrian Company have reported on the progress made thus far in the preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games. The presentation, which was followed by a question and answer session, covered key areas including venues... Read More


FEI Equine Veterinarians Provide Guidelines for Hong Kong Olympic Imports

April 07, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale recently released the following information about temporary importations into Hong Kong for the 2008 Olympics.

The importation schedule and quarantine protocols have been finalized. A 7-da... Read More


2008 Olympic Games: FEI Discusses Transport of Horses

April 06, 2007

The Veterinary Committee and the Welfare Sub Committee of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) had a meeting March 19 to discuss transport issues concerning the 2008 Olympic Games. The meeting was attended by Martin Atock, appointed... Read More


500-Day Countdown to 2008 Olympic Games Begins

March 28, 2007

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of five organizations participating in an "Olympics Countdown" exhibition from today (March 27) until April 1, following this afternoon's inauguration of a 500-Day Countdown Clock at Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui.... Read More


Queen's Granddaughter Has New Olympic Ride

March 25, 2007

A gift from the family of the late Sherelle Duke, who was killed when competing in a three-day event last August, gave Zara Phillips, Princess Anne's daughter, the 12-year-old gelding Glenbuck. This is according to an article by Camilla Rominey,... Read More


Farewell to Olympic Eventer 3 Magic Beans

March 24, 2007

Nina Fout's 2000 Olympic partner, 3 Magic Beans, was euthanatized on March 15 due to a degenerative spinal cord disease. He was 17.

"Beans" came to Fout "with a zero-dollar earnings record" from the racing string of her father, the late... Read More


Beijing Olympic Organizers Meet with FEI Board

February 15, 2007

The President and the executive board members of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) commended the efforts and progress made by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of 29th Olympiad (BOCOG) and the Equestrian Committee in... Read More


Horse Owners Contributing Prize Money to Hong Kong Olympic Fund

February 05, 2007

Racehorse owners in Hong Kong will now contribute part of their prize money to support cultural, educational, promotional, and community involvement programs related to the 2008 Olympic equestrian events, with the setting up of the 2008... Read More


More Than 7,000 People Apply as Olympic Equestrian Volunteers

January 18, 2007

Organizers of the equestrian events for the 2008 Summer Olympics will select their first batch of volunteers next week from more than 7,000 hopefuls.

Some 100 leader-volunteers will initially be chosen for the Hong Kong-based events, wit... Read More


HK and Netherlands Sign Travel Protocol for Olympic Horses

December 13, 2006

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Netherlands signed an operational arrangement today (Dec. 13) on the protocol for the import and export of Olympic and Paralympic equestrian event horses between the two places.

The... Read More


Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Facilities Progressing

December 10, 2006

The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported on the progress of its construction of new facilities for the 2008 Olympic equestrian events during the week of its Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. While the 2008 Olympic Games will be held in... Read More


1,800 Volunteers Sought for Olympic Equestrian Events

November 30, 2006

Around 1,800 volunteers are needed for the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Hong Kong, as well for test events to be held next year.

Those interested in applying to become a volunteer can now register at <... Read More


Public Invited to Design a Show Jumping Fence for the 2008 Olympics

November 29, 2006

A fence design competition was launched Nov. 27, aiming to promote interest in the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympics, which will be held for the first time ever on Chinese soil, in Hong Kong.

The fences should convey the themes of... Read More