Early Bird discount for HKEF End of Season Awards Ceremony and Celebration Dinner 2019 on 25 May 2019, Saturday

2019/04/10

End-of-Season-Awards-Ceremony-early-bird-discountDear Members,

The HKEF Horse of the Year Show this year was kicked off by the Eventing Horse of the Year Show on 30 March 2019 (Sat). Our second episode would be the Longines Jumping Horse of the Year Show (CSI1*) on 27 April 2019 (Sat) and the finale is the Dressage Horse of the Year Show on 18 & 19 May 2019 (Sat to Sun). Every year, we will host the End of Season Awards Ceremony and Celebration Dinner at the end of the Horse of the Year Show and present our Horse of the Year Awards.

Please be informed that our annual End of Season Awards Ceremony and Celebration Dinner this year will be held on 25 May 2019 (Saturday) at the Arena Room, New Club House, Beas River Country Club.

At the End of Season Awards Ceremony, the Horse of the Year Perpetual Trophies and the FEI World Jumping Challenge 2018 Overall Winners’ Awards will be presented.

The Horse of the Year Perpetual Trophies are as follows:

1.         Good King Cup (Jumping Horse of  the Year Award): the best-performing Jumping horse-rider combination in the season of 2018/19

2.         Dragon Hall Dressage Trophy (Dressage Horse of the Year Award): the best-performing Dressage horse-rider combination in the season of 2018/19

3.         Eventing Horse of the Year Award: the best-performing Eventing horse-rider combination in the season of 2018/19

4.         Helen Griffiths Memorial Trophy: the best-performing horse in the season of 2018/19 that has competed in all three disciplines (Jumping, Dressage and Eventing)

5.         LONGINES Grimshaw Plate: the winner of LONGINES Grimshaw Plate (120 cm) in the LONGINES Jumping Horse of the Year Show 2019

6.         Jose Remedios Memorial Trophy (Junior Rider of the Year Award) & HK$2,000 cash sponsored by LONGINES: the best-performing junior rider who is 18 years of age or under on 1 September 2019 in the season of 2018/19

7.         LONGINES Wrinklies Rice Bowl: the winner who is 40 years of age or above in the class named LONGINES Wrinklies Rice Bowl Competition (70 cm) at the LONGINES Jumping Horse of the Year Show 2019

On top of the above seven classical awards presented every year, there are two New Awards sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club in the 2018/19 season, namely The Hong Kong Jockey Club Best Retired Racehorse Award and The Hong Kong Jockey Club Best ‘Newcomer’ Retired Racehorse Award.

8.         The Hong Kong Jockey Club Best Retired Racehorse Award: the best retired racehorse that has competed in all three disciplines (Jumping, Dressage & Eventing) during the season with the highest combined HOY ranking according to the ranking lists of the three individual disciplines

9.         The Hong Kong Jockey Club Best ‘Newcomer’ Retired Racehorse Award:  the best ‘newcomer’ retired racehorse(s) in each of the disciplines (Jumping, Dressage or Eventing) during their first graded competition season in that discipline. A Best ‘Newcomer’ Retired Racehorse Award will be awarded to the ‘newcomer’ retired racehorse(s) which achieved the highest placing among the ‘newcomer’ retired racehorses according to the HOY ranking list before the end of its first graded competition season in the respective discipline

At the Ceremony, the FEI World Jumping Challenge 2018 Overall Winners’ Awards will also be presented.

Please be noted that the original cost of the buffet dinner per person this year is HKD$420. While winners of the Horse of the Year Perpetual Trophies will be invited to attend the Dinner for free, all competitors of the HKEF Horse of the Year Show 2019, including Eventing Horse of the Year Show, LONGINES Jumping Horse of the Year Show, as well as Dressage Horse of the Year Show shall enjoy a 50% discount on the original cost. In addition, to encourage early registration and preparation of this annual gathering and celebration, an early bird discount of $100 will be offered to participants who make reservation AND settle payment on or before 18 April 2019 (Thursday) 6:00 pm. Please be noted that all competitors of the HOYS this year are also eligible to enjoy the early bird discount on top of the 50% discount. Please find the below pricing examples for your reference:

  1. Winners of  Horse of the Year Perpetual Trophies 2019 = Free of charge
  2. Competitors of HOYS 2019 without early bird discount: $420*50% = $210
  3. Competitors of HOYS 2019 with early bird discount by 18 April 2019: (420*50%) – 100 = $110
  4. Parents of competitors or prize awardees/ other HKEF members without early bird discount: original cost at $420
  5. Parents of competitors or prize awardees/ other HKEF members with early bird discount by 18 April 2019: $420 – $100 = $320 per person

Please also be noted that since not all winners of the HOYS awards 2019 are determined at the moment, all participants should settle their payment first. After the confirmation of all award winners, refund on the buffet costs will be arranged.

Should you be interested in joining the Dinner and Awards Ceremony, please reserve your seats by taking the below steps:

  1. Make a reservation by sending an email to info@hkef.org and indicating the names of participants at the Dinner and their identities (competitors/ parents/ HKEF Members)
  2. Submit a cheque of the required amount, payable to “Hong Kong Equestrian Federation” to the HKEF Secretariat:  8/F., Central Complex, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Shatin Racecourse, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong

As seats are limited, reservations will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis. Should there be any questions, please feel free to contact us at 2966 5078 or by email to info@hkef.org .

Take your action and make the reservation now!

 

Best regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

 

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