6 riders went clear at the 1st Qualification of the 2nd Asian Equestrian Federation (AEF) Junior Jumping Championship 2017 Hong Kong
The 2nd Asian Equestrian Federation (AEF) Junior Jumping Championship 2017 Hong Kong hosted by Hong Kong Equestrian Federation (HKEF) kicks off with the 1st Qualification today at Beas River Equestrian Centre, Sheung Shui. 18 riders from 17 countries and regions including Australia, Cambodia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, Malaysia, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan participated at the event. We have Nathaniel Chan and Natasha Lee as our Hong Kong representatives.
In the 1st Qualification, a total of six riders achieved a superb clear round, including Madeline Sinderberry with Friend Support, Arjuna Alagendra Sen with Auspicious Start, Mahira Sharif Furniturewala with Fun Faster, Anna Alicia Khiem with Acceleration, Kamil Sabitov with Korona and our Hong Kong Natasha Lee with Queen Dragon, in the order from 1st to 6th.(See attached result sheet) .They were also the top six presented rosettes by the foreign judge Mr. Kazuya Hirayama as well as the show director and secretary general of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation, Ms. Angela Kong.
In addition to the exciting jumping competition,1200 school students and general public have attended the event with the support of the Home Affairs Bureau. Today was a good day with nice weather and overwhelming support from the general public. All of them enjoyed a wide range of activities at the games area, including Fun Fun fishing Game, face painting, DIY & Game booths, bouncy ponies, meet-and-greet with Shetland ponies and photo corner.
The 2nd Qualification will be held in the reverse order of the 1st Qualification result tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. while the Final competition over two rounds will be in the reverse order of the total of both 1st Qualification and the 2nd Qualification results in the afternoon at 16:30 p.m..
Chinese martial arts performance with diversified elements including Tai Chi Boxing and Sword Play, Team Southern-Style Boxing and Cudgel play, Nunchaku, Fancy Flag Drill and Traditional Dragon Dance will take place during lunch and before the prize giving ceremony.
Hong Kong Equestrian Federation wishes all the riders all the best of luck at tomorrow competitions!
Hong Kong Equestrian Federation