Open for Application – HKEF Training Support 2017/18


Dear members,

One of HKEF’s key objectives is to support the development of our talent pool; riders who demonstrate they have the potential to represent us in major international competitions and championships. Based on previous competition successes and the potential of our sport, HKEF receives funding support from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Hong Kong Sports Institute (HKSI) to support these objectives.Therefore we would like to invite members to submit their training and competition plans so that we can assess whether we are able to provide some financial assistance. For guidance some assessment criteria are listed below, noting that this list is not definitive and HKEF will assess each application on its individual merits.

Selection Criteria

  1. Applicants must be members of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation and preference is likely to be given to riders who are eligible to represent Hong Kong in international competitions
  2. Priority is likely to be given to riders who have the potential to compete in the following:
  • Asian Equestrian Federation Junior Championship (Show Jumping)
  • Asian Eventing Championship
  • FEI Children’s International Classic Final (Showjumping) Juniors (18 or under) who will compete in the FEI World Jumping Challenge Category A
  • Juniors who are eligible to compete in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (see attached QUALIFICATION SYSTEM – YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018)
  • We will also aim to support riders who are entering competitions that would score points under the Hong Kong Sports Institute Evaluation criteria for Elite Vote Support for equestrian sports(table attached)

Each applicant is required to submit a proposal (in word and excel format) that includes the following:

  1. Detailed training and competition plan with measurable objectives that has been endorsed by a recognized instructor or coach
  2. Detailed budget noting that any funding grant will be in the form of a reimbursement of incurred expenses
  3. Letter of support from parents/guardian for riders under 18
  4. Current competition record and results (Hong Kong and overseas)
  5. Details of the horse(s) available to you to support your objectives

Examples of the types of expenditure that we may be able to help with include:

  • Flights (economy class only)
  • Accommodation
  • Horse rental
  • Meal expenses
  • Training fee
  • FEI registration fee and guest license fee
  • Competition entry fee
  • Horse transportation
  • Administration charge
  • Livery/ stabling fee
  • MCP fee



The application period is from 31st May to 9th June 2017 and TSSC will notify members of the results by 23rd June 2017 (Friday).