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Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue
    2008-07-15 22:57:25     Beijing 2008

There are two venues for the Equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games: the Jumping and Dressage events will take place at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue (Shatin); the Cross-Country test of the Eventing competition will take place at the Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue (Beas River).

Venue Information:

The core venue for the Jumping and Dressage events is a 100-meter x 80-meter all-weather sand arena, with a capacity for 18,000 spectators. This venue will be converted from the Hong Kong Sports Institute and the Penfold Park. Apart from the main facilities, there will also be warm-up facilities for the horses. Other facilities include: an air-conditioned building on the side of the core venue, which will be used as the competition management headquarters, VIP reception area, and accommodation for the grooms; newly constructed stables making up four blocks of air-conditioned accommodation for up to 200 horses; a separate stable block for reserve horses.

Competition Events: Jumping; Dressage

Address: 25 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin, New Territories.

Cross-Country Venue

Venue Information:

The Cross-Country venue will be converted from the Beas River Country Club and the adjacent Hong Kong Golf Club. A 5.7-km temporary cross country track 10 meters in width will be constructed here. The venue will also include warm-up and cool-down areas and a temporary stable block for 80 horses.

Competition Event: Cross-Country test of the Eventing competition

Address: Beas River Country Club, Sheung Shui, New Territories

Hong Kong Golf Club, Lot No.1, Fan Kam Road, New Territories

Practice Arena

Venue Information:

A number of training arenas will be converted from the Hong Kong Sports Arena and Penfold Park.

Venue Facilities:

There are 13 practice arenas for jumping and dressage, including: 3 general practice arenas (2 sand arenas and 1 grass arena); 4 jumping/dressage practice arenas; 1 jumping practice arena; 4 dressage practice arenas; 1 indoor air-conditioned practice arena.

There are three training facilities for cross country, including: one 800-meter turf cross country training track; one 800-meter riverside galloping track; one 1,000-meter all-weather bridle path.

Address: Sha Tin Racecourse, Sha Tin, New Territories.



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