Olympics
Here is information about Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue for Olympics 2008. It is located at Sha Tin of New Territories in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue (Sha Tin)

Location Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong
Event Equestrian
Seating Capacity 18,000


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 constructed here.

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.

Cross-country Venue
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.

Practice Arena
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.

Facilities
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 used.

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.