Equestrian Heavy Hitters in Hong Kong for Asia Horse Week
A glittering night of horse racing at the iconic Happy Valley Racecourse this evening officially welcomed in Asia Horse Week 2019 which begins tomorrow at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.
The brainchild of EEM’s Christophe Ameeuw, Asia Horse Week provides a forum for some of the highest ranking and most influential people from the global Equestrian industry to share their valuable views, experiences and insights.
A formidable line up of speakers will present during the next two days of Asia Horse Week including the President of the world governing body for Equestrian sport, Ingmar De Vos, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Anthony W K Chow SBS JP, Chairman, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Secretary General of the German Equestrian Federation Soenke Lauterbach, Chief Executive of the British Horse Society Lynn Petersen and the Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare Roly Owers.
The guest speakers, who hail from all over the world, gathered together at an official dinner tonight hosted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to see in the next important few days of discussion and sharing of ideas that they will lead.
Key topics at Asia Horse Week 2019 will include ‘Horse Welfare and Clean Sport. One Goal’, ‘Chinese Milestones in Equestrian Sport’, ‘Sport Development in Asia’ and ‘The Sports to Breeding Connection’.
On Friday, the FEI Clean Sport Seminar will take place. And, in what is a first for the Asian region, French racehorse auction house ARQANA will present for sale a unique collection of embryos that combine some of the best jumping bloodlines in the world.
20 embryos will be auctioned online on Friday afternoon with the aim of injecting into sport horse auctions the professionalism and transparency that is customary in Thoroughbred sales. Go to www.theauction.online for more information.
The Auction will bring Asia Horse Week to a close before the focus switches to all the action in the competition arena for the seventh edition of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong.