(Final competition tomorrow!) Eight teams qualified to the final of HKEF Inter-school Equestrian Challenge 2019
The Finals of the HKEF Inter-school Equestrian Challenge 2019 will be held tomorrow (3 May 2019) and Saturday (4 May 2019) at Lo Wu Saddle Club.
Riders in the HKEF Inter-school Equestrian challenge had to compete in first round heats to qualify for the final. The five Lower Division heats were held at Lo Wu Saddle Club and the three Higher Division heats at Tuen Mun Public Riding School. Around 132 riders from 25 schools took part in the competition this year. The teams were selected using the aggregate of each team’s top three individual scores in dressage and show jumping.
The Higher Division finalists are Kellett School (BISHK) with a score of 493.8; Renaissance College (RCHK) and King George V (KGV A1) with an equal score of 487.22, and German Swiss International School (GSIS) with 444.07.
The Lower Division finalizes are: Harrow International School (HISHK B1) with a score of 409.18; Canadian International School (CDNIS B1) with 404.27; Renaissance College (RCHK B1) with 401.95, and Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong (NAISHK) with 397.05.
The competition will begin with the Lower Division dressage competition on Friday afternoon, followed by the Higher Division dressage on Saturday morning. The showjumping rounds for both divisions will take place on Saturday afternoon together with the awards ceremony. An Equestrian Fair, organized by the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation, will also be held at the competition venue on Saturday.
The finals will decide the winning teams from each division, as well as the top five individual riders from each division in both disciplines. Awards will also be given to the top six individual riders from each division and discipline in the heats. In addition to the competition prizes, one finalist team from each division will be awarded “Best Turned-Out”, a prize selected and presented by Lo Wu Saddle Club.
As in previous years, the winning team of the Higher Division will be offered one week of training at the renowned Ingestre Stables in the UK. The winning team of the Lower Division will be offered a free training session with Ingestre’s Mr. Tim Downes, FBHS, in Hong Kong and vouchers for 50% discount on training at Stonar School Equestrian Centre in the UK.
The HKEF would like to congratulate all the teams who have reached the Inter-School Equestrian Challenge Finals as well as all riders who have competed in this year’s event. We would also like to express our gratitude to HKJC Tuen Mun Public Riding School and Lo Wu Saddle Club for providing the venues and horses, and to the officials and volunteers who made the event possible.
Please visit: http://www.hkef.org/?page_id=14124 for results of the heats and information of the Finals and Equestrian Fair. We look forward to seeing you at the competition finals of the HKEF Inter-School Equestrian Challenge 2019!
Hong Kong Equestrian Federation