Invitation for Expression of Interest to represent Hong Kong at 2nd National Youth Games Equestrian Events in August, 2019

2019/02/01

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). For Group B, there are Jumping Team, Jumping Individual, Dressage Team and Dressage Individual events. While for Group A, there is also Team and Individual Eventing (without cross-country phase, i.e. combined training).

Please find below the likely standards:

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 will not be ‘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 extending an invitation for expression of interest to Hong Kong junior riders who are keen to participate in the Games.  The minimum criteria for eligibility are:

1) Aged 12-15 (Born between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2007) or 16-19 (Born between 1 January 2000 – 31 December 2003)

2) Holder of HKSAR Passport AND Mainland Travel Permit(回鄉証)

Please note too that selected riders will need to be available to travel to China for some training sessions ahead of the Games (likely to be weekends during June and July)

Please send your expression of interest to us via email with a deadline of 6:00 p.m. Monday 11th  February 2019.

We will organise a briefing session for riders who have expressed interest in the coming weeks to explain the training and selection processes.

Best regards,

Hong Kong Equestrian Federation

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