Horse riding in China: The process of introduction and development (part 2)

Horsemanship magazine also emphasized that China lacks the team of experts, trainers and veterinarians serving this sport. China has seen a huge increase in the world in equestrianism and its market in general. Interest in horses and related sports over the past 10 or 5 years has also increased dramatically. The competitions open up so much, people can participate and prove their skill.

Horse sales have increased, especially horses imported from abroad. Despite the real fascination of horse racing in China, business deals between European sellers and Chinese buyers have dented confidence in the international market. Typically buyers in China try to bargain to buy, at the last minute cancel the deal and the contract even lost interest after the horse was on its way to China. The seller paid thousands of dollars for shipping.

In favor of the American Quarter, a horse that specializes in a quarter mile race to China, the market for these horses has grown over the years, particularly Saddlebred and Standardbred. Those varieties have had a steady increase over the past 3 or 4 years. But the general direction is that the market will not expand unless there is more training and help for the clubs and more races from which there will be more horse shows, making it easier for everyone to participate. And this is fun, not just money. Horse dealers say the market will only expand as tastes on the sport increase.

The County Down Club in the suburbs of Shanghai was the first exclusive member club in China devoted to horse riding and fox hunting. The club takes its name from a county in Northern Ireland. Here, horsehoes were lined up neatly on the carpet, pictures of the hungry hounds on the fox hunt hung on the walls, fountains radiating from the mouths of the stone horses. County Down has dozens of horses and is at the forefront of promoting equestrian sports in China. Clubs are not only a place for entertainment but also for socializing. County Down has around 80 members with an annual membership fee of 58,000 yuan ($ 8,400). One of the benefits of the club is that its members can leverage each other. This allowed the members to interact outside of China, such as sending the members hunting foxes with European nobility.

Another event is the establishment of Wonder Horse, which provides horse-related products and services in Shanghai. This industry is growing for two main reasons. Chinese parents consider horse-riding a subject for the elite. It will help their children stand out more in highly competitive Chinese society. For adults, participation in equestrian sport can help them expand into broader aspects such as ownership, investment, travel, leisure, and social activities. More than just a sport, it’s been a new experience for the Chinese in recent times.

The water town of Pegasus with hotels, art galleries and shopping centers with Venetian-style gondolas all features a horse theme. There is also a horse riding club and the Horse Culture Museum. The town has more than 400 horses of dozens of breeds imported from around the world. Tourists line up long for horse-cart trips at a resort in Jiangsu, west of Shanghai. Once a week, purebred horses will parade and perform in front of a crowd in a luxurious arena designed in the Austro-Hungarian style. Including the repertoire, the girls sat in a white carriage, dressed in white robes and in a sparkling tiara that looked like the scene at an English royal wedding.

Top 10 most famous horse racing schools in the world (part 1)

In England, horse racing attracts the audience after football. Each year, an estimated $ 100 billion is poured into sports betting activities.

Horse racing is a long-standing sport and entertainment and very popular in many countries such as England and America.

1. Santa Anita Race Course (USA)

Built in the American city of Arcadia in 1924. Dubbed as the most splendid, most modern race track in the world with a track of 1.6 km long and accommodating more than 26,000 seats. sit. Not only the racetrack, the Santa Anita is also a park complex, a 1.3-hectare amusement park and picnic area right inside the track.

2. Aintree Racecourse (England)

Built in 1829 in the port city of Liverpool, England, Aintree is one of the oldest horse racing schools in the world with a life of nearly 200 years. The track owns 6 racetracks, the longest track is 6 km. Photo: BDP.com.

Aintree complex also owns a large motor racing track, a golf course, entertainment facilities such as squares, restaurants, theaters, spas with a total area of ​​up to 3 hectares.

3. Flemington Race Course (Australia)

Built in 1840 in Melbourne city, Flemington Racecourse is the most modern race track in Oceania and has a record capacity of up to 120,000 seats.

The track has a total of 6 racetracks and the longest track up to 3.2 km. This past March, the racetrack just built a new spectator area with a budget of 128 million USD.

4. Tokyo Race Course (Japan)

Built in 1933 with a capacity of about 233,000 people. This is one of Asia’s largest and most modern racecourse.

Tokyo Racecourse has a total of 5 tracks and the longest track is about 3.2 km. Tokyo Racecourse is also famous for its record-breaking HD screen, approximately 750 m2.

America’s horse racing industry faces a big challenge

When the North American Triple Crown season (including three Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont – ND) approaches, the focus of attention should be on the winning candidates of the Kentucky Derby. Instead, Santa Anita racetrack must suspend activities due to the mass death of horses, causing people to ask questions about the safety of the race.

A young horse named Lets Light the Way has recently been killed after breaking a sesame bone in the ankle joint. Since December 26 last year, there have been a total of 21 racecourse deaths when competing or practicing at Santa. Earlier in 2017, 20 deaths occurred within 122 days of racing, according to data from the Jockey Club racehorse company.

“The safety, health and welfare conditions of horses and jockey are our top priorities,” said Tim Ritvo, executive director of Stronach Group, which owns the track, said in An announcement. “While we continue to conduct tests to ensure the safety of the track, the closure decision is a must at this time.”

This is the second time in eight days that the famous racetrack under the San Gabriel Mountains is closed.

Since the 2008 Kentucky Derby race, when the young Eight Belles was killed after finishing second, officials of the entertainment industry were concerned that a similar incident might make the sport become lost.

In a series of incidents in 2012, 24 racing horses died each week at tracks across the United States, many of them in shock or lack of regulatory protection. This prompted regulations to help protect racing horses across the country and reduce the number of deaths.

For example, in 2017, the ratio of horse racing to death is only about 1.61 / 1,000, compared to 2/1000 in 2009. In California, the number of dead horses has decreased by 60% in the last 13 years, with most of the decline occurring over the past few years, according to the California Horse Racing Council.

The Grand Slam Rolex horse riding contest

The Grand Slam Rolex is a new challenge in history created in 2013 from the merger of the three largest horse racing disciplines in the world including CHIO Aachen International Horse, CSIO Spruce Meadows round-robin competition ‘Masters’ and events CHI Geneva.

In 2018, the Dutch Masters horse show became the Rolex Grand Slam’s fourth race in Show Jumping, with the participation of the world’s best riders, adding the opportunity to win the coveted prize in this sport. Known as the world’s leading horse jumping competition, the Rolex Grand Slam horse jumping tournament awards athletes who win consecutively in these three categories.

This is a great dream of athletes, a symbol typical of enthusiastic and passionate people. This has a strong charisma that makes them unite together on the solemn stage, with the same dedication and passion. With skillful dance steps, elegant slow trotters, wonderful smooth movements, the Aachen tournament simulates unexpected events that no one can predict.

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Canada, the event takes place in a wonderful setting, as well as the perfect facilities for the best horses and riders in the world, competing with the best of their abilities.

Since 1996, Rolex has become the main sponsor of the CHI Geneva event, a preeminent competition held for the first time 58. Voted as the world’s best horse riding event for the past 9 times, The Geneva International Horse Show event offers great performances by veteran athletes at the world’s largest indoor racecourse for four days with fierce competition.

Born in 1966 and held in the ancient Dutch city of S-Hertogenbosch, the Dutch Masters event – previously known as the Indoor Brabant – attracted a combination of top horses and riding athletes in the world. The combination of amazing obstacle performances and clever horse control techniques has enhanced the location of this event at the height of the indoor sports show.