Invitation for Expression of Interest as Team Manager and Team Coach for the 2nd National Youth Games Equestrian Events (August 2019)

2019/02/25

Dear Members,

The Hong Kong Equestrian Federation is pleased to have received an invitation from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to take part in the 2nd National Youth Games in August 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed) in Shanxi, China. Organized by the General Administration of Sport of China, these Games are one of the biggest sports competitions involving young athletes in the world.

There are a total of 49 sports disciplines at the 2nd National Youth Games. For the first time, equestrian events will be included in the Games with two age groups: Group A (16-19 years old) and Group B (12-15 years old).

Please find below the age groups and tentative competition content of the 2nd National Youth Games:

Group A: aged 16-19 (Born between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2003)

No. Competition Level/content
1 Jumping Team CEA Test (100cm)
2 Jumping Individual CEA Test (110cm)
3 Dressage Team FEI World Dressage Challenge Test (TBC)
4 Dressage Individual FEI World Dressage Challenge Test (TBC)
5 Eventing Team Dressage phase:

FEI World Dressage Challenge Test (TBC)

Jumping phase: CEA Test (TBC)

6 Eventing Individual

 

Group B: aged 12-15 (Born between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2007)

No. Competition Level/content
1 Jumping Team CEA Test (80cm)
2 Jumping Individual CEA Test (90cm)
3 Dressage Team CEA Test (TBC)
4 Dressage Individual FEI World Dressage Challenge Test (TBC)

 

These are not ‘borrowed horse’ competitions and due to equine travel restrictions between HK and China, we will not be able to take our own horses to the Games, therefore HKEF intend to lease horses from a riding club in China for our riders.

We are now looking for one Team Coach and one Team Manager to lead our Hong Kong equestrian team to the 2nd National Youth Games. To be a Team Coach or Team Manager, applicants should show commitments to Hong Kong equestrian sports with tracked record of participating in local or overseas competitions. They should also be prepared to shoulder the responsibility of leading our riders in trainings and competitions before and during the Games.

Please be noted that all eligible candidates should be holding a passport with at least twelve months of validity. Please also be noted that the selected Team Coach and Team Manager will need to be available to travel to China for training with riders ahead of (likely to be weekends during June and July) and during the Games.

Should you be interested in the above two positions, please send us an email indicating:

1)    The position you would like to apply (Team Coach and/or Team Manager)

2)    CV or profile

3)    Any previous experiences in being a Team Coach/Team Manager in local or overseas events in the past 12 months

with a copy of your passport to info@hkef.org by 5 March 2019 (Tuesday).

 

Thank you for your attention and we look forward to receiving your applications.

 

Best regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

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