2008 Beijing Olympic Equestrian Events

2008/02/03

2008 Beijing Olympic Equestrian Events

The 2008 Olympic Games were held at Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, from 8th to 24 th August 2008 with the equestrian events held at Hong Kong from 9th to 21st August 2008.
The Hong Kong Equestrian Team to the 2008 Olympic Games, consisting of Samantha Lam, Kenneth Cheng, Patrick Lam, together with the Chef d’equipe, Sacha Eckjans, made Olympic history as the first-ever equestrian team from Hong Kong to participate in the Olympic Games. The Hong Kong Equestrian Team competed in the show jumping events at the Games.
Patrick Lam riding Urban had a clear round to take the first place in the first qualifier in the individual competition. Hong Kong people were thrilled to see his outstanding performance. In the team competition, the Hong Kong Team was eventually ranked in 15th place .
Cerebral palsy sufferer Nelson Yip represented Hong Kong to compete in the paradressage events at the 2008 Paralympic Games which were held from 7th to 11th September 2008 in Hong Kong.

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