||Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue is the place
where equestrian events for Beijing Olympics 2008 will be held.
Managed by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the venue is equipped with
world class facilities. All three events of the program, comprising
Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing will be organized at the venue. A
5.7-km temporary cross country track ten meters in width has been
Hosting of Events
The equestrian events will be hosted at the Hong Kong Sports
Institute and Penfold Park in Shatin, Beas River Country Club and
part of the adjacent Hong Kong Golf Club. The venue is made up of an
Olympic complex, main competition area, and training arena which
will hold the Dressage and Jumping events. The venue has been
converted from the Hong Kong Sports Institute and the Penfold Park.
The venue will be used for the cross-country test of the Eventing
competition. It is located at Beas River Country Club in Sheung
Shui. The venue has temporary stable block for 80 horses.
13 practice arenas have been made available for Jumping and
Dressage. There are two sand arenas, one grass arena, four jumping /
dressage practice arenas, one jumping practice arena, four dressage
practice arenas and one indoor air-conditioned practice arena.
The facilities include an air-conditioned building which will work
as competition management headquarters, VIP reception area, and
accommodation for the athletes. New stables have been constructed
having four blocks of air-conditioned accommodation for up to 200
horses. Warm-up facilities for the horses are also available. All
modern methods and techniques for waste recycling, combating the bad
weather, energy conservation and environment preservation have been
For cooling the Olympic horses after training or competition, four
equine cooling stations, including misting tents and plentiful
supplies of chilled water, are located around the venue. Mobile
cooling units, another unique feature, are also available.