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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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