Open for Entries – FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019 1st Competition (2 – 3 March 2019)


Dear Members,


The 1st competition of the FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019 as well as the HKEF Local Jumping Competitions organized by HKEF, subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club are now open for entries. For its 41st edition, the FEI JUMPING WORLD CHALLENGE series continues to provide less experienced Jumping Riders with an opportunity to compete in an International setting without having to leave their country. This year, the course plans were designed by Mr. Rakshan Radpour from Iran. Mr. Radpour has been involved with the FEI Jumping World Challenge for many years both as a Course Designer and Technical Delegate during past Finals and as the appointed Course Designer for the series course plans back in 2001.


In 2017, the FEI reviewed its branding strategy and a new corporate identity was developed. Consequently from 2019 onwards, the name of the series has slightly changed in order to stay in line with the FEI’s new corporate identity. The series will now be referred to as the FEI Jumping World Challenge and no longer the FEI World Jumping Challenge and a dedicated logo has been created.



Event details are as follows:


FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019 Hong Kong
1st Competition Information

Date 1*, 2 & 3 Mar 2019 (Fri to Sun)
*Horse Inspection on Friday 1 March 2019
Location Beas River Equestrian Centre, Hong Kong Jockey Club
Course Designer Mr. Rakshan RADPOUR (IRI)
Judges Mr. James Pearson, President of Ground Jury (HKG)

Ms. Alice Mak, member of Ground Jury (HKG)

Ms. Jennifer Ho, member of Ground Jury (HKG)

Important Messages


50% subsidy on horse transportation

In order to encourage more riders to compete in the Challenge, the HKEF will provide a 50% subsidy on horse transportation for all HKEF members competing at the FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019. Reimbursement for the 50% horse transportation cost will be processed upon receipt of the original invoices to HKEF office on or before 6:00p.m., 22 March 2019 (Friday). Any late submission will not be accepted.


Horse inspection
Horse inspection will be conducted on Friday, 1 March 2019 at the Beas River Equestrian Centre Competition Paddock at around 4:15PM (TBC). Any riders who are not able to attend the horse inspection should obtain prior approval. The HKEF is delighted to share with you our trot-up video starring Hong Kong rider Patrick Lam and demonstrating a correct trot-up at horse inspection of FEI event.

YouTube link:


Best-presented Award

Best-presented Awardwill be selected by the Judges and the Veterinarians during the horse inspection. A cash prize of HK$200 will also be granted to the groom as a token of encouragement on competition dates.


Minimum participation

As stated in the show schedules, ungraded classes may be cancelled if less than five entries are received.


Essential Documents

  1. Show schedules of FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019 Hong Kong 1st Competition
  2. Show schedule of HKEF Local Jumping Competition
  3. Entry forms for both FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019 Hong Kong 1st Competition and HKEF Local Jumping Competition
  4. Course Plans for FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019 Hong Kong 1st Competition
  5. Rules for FEI Jumping World Challenge 2019 (Mark-up version)
  6. 2019 Guidelines for Course Builder for FEI Jumping World Challenge Courses


Entries should be submitted by fax or by email on or before 26 Feb 2019 (Tue) 6:00 p.m. to the Federation’s secretariat. Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at 2966 5078.


We look forward to seeing you at the captioned event! Thank you for your support in advance.


Best regards,


Hong Kong Equestrian Federation