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  • 18 Oct 2021 10:33 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    Hong Kong Pony Club is very fortunate to be part of a fantastic network of alumni and other former instructors/ volunteers who are doing amazing things with horses around the world. We are doing our best to help keep this network alive and connected through our Get to Know... sessions.

    Last Saturday, Kendall took time out of her busy schedule to chat over zoom about her experiences coming up through the public riding school, Pony Club and Junior Equestrian Team training system in Hong Kong and then transitioning to the UK, where she has established her own breeding, livery and competition yard.

    It was fascinating to get a glimpse into Kendall's new life with a virtual tour of Kruger Equestrian. And it was especially amazing to see Sticky (aka Mountain Treasure) and Orange (aka Titanium Alloy) looking so well in their new home.

    While Sticky, aged 20, is clearly enjoying semi-retirement, Orange continues to demonstrate how versatile our wonderful Hong Kong ex-racehorses can be. He has clearly not yet reached his limit show-jumping over 1.40m in the UK. We wish him and Kendall all the best for the future.

    Can't wait to see what the next chapter in this lovely Hong Kong racehorse love story will entail.

    Orange on the track in Hong Kong; and now soaring to new heights enjoying his second career as a show-jumper with Kendall in the UK.


    Sticky and Kendall eventing at Penfold Park back in 2011; and now enjoying semi-retirement at home at Kruger Equestrian in Lincolnshire UK.

  • 11 Oct 2021 09:26 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    Thank you Alex for generously spending time on zoom from your quarantine room in Beijing last night to allow our members to 'Get to Know' you and some of your beautiful horses. Hong Kong in the 1990's was a special place to grow up. You are not alone in remembering those years very fondly.

    It was especially lovely to hear you speak passionately about the wonderful animals that have carried you thus far in your career. Each and every one a very special individual. We wish you all the best for the future... and will continue following your progress with keen interest.

    Please keep in touch!

     

    "Monkey" (Alex's mum's ex-rachorse from Hong Kong) and "Chico" (the stunning grey who made Alex's Olympic debut possible in 2008)

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    The kind and generous "Maggie" and the feisty "Pye" who gave Alex experience and confidence in his formative years over many iconic tracks, including Lexington, Hickstead, Samur and Badmington.

    "Spike" - the champ who stepped up to bring home Bronze in Jakarta (Asian Games 2018) and "The Don" - an ironic name for a gentle soul who has represented Team China proudly at not one but two Olympics (Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021).

  • 1 Oct 2021 16:33 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    So pleased to share the terrific news that eleven candidates received C+ Tests from Nicola Craven today. This is the first cohort in many years to be awarded this level of efficiency. Well done!

    Anita Qian, Evie Sum, Kate Lui, Sarah Broderick, Fenella Millen, India Gray

    Oskar Boekhorst, Naomi Khaira, Ella Legere, Lilly Hirth & Alexis Shie


    Thank you Nicky for examining and to Beas River Equestrian Center and LoWu Saddle Club for hosting. None of this would be possible without the invaluable support of Christian Allderidge and Laurel Cooke.

  • 11 Sep 2021 11:44 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    In our excitement over the summer, we failed to document the fantastic results of our members who completed Efficiency Tests at various levels during Camps held at Tuen Mun Public Riding School and LoWu Saddle Club

    Congratulations all!

    D Test
    (August 2nd & August 11th)

    D+ Test
    (August 2nd)

    C Test
    (August 11th)

    Cayley Ngan
    Annabelle Zhao
    Alova Nablu
    Oliver Stapleton
    Taylor Shu
    Siobhan Doherty
    Anise Walker
    Bori Gibb
    Ashley Gale
    Vicky Evrard

    Maisie Woolcott-Brown
    Bree Udell
    Bo Udell

    Oliver Stapleton
    Taylor Shu
    Siobhan Doherty
    Anise Walker
    Bori Gibb
    Ashley Gale
    Vicky Evrard


    Siobhan Doherty
    Hermes Iu



    Thank you to our esteemed examiners, Jo Eling, Joelle Scott and Megan Godek.




  • 11 Sep 2021 11:26 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    We are excited to learn that Kenneth Cheng, an alumni of Hong Kong Pony Club, will be competing as an individual in show jumping at the upcoming 14th China National Games taking place in Shaanxi September 15th - 27th.

     

    Kenneth back then at Pony Club and now.

    TVB will be broadcasting the games locally so hopefully there will be some good coverage of Kenneth's jumping rounds. Don't miss out!

    • Showjumping Qualifiers: Thursday 23rd September
    • Showjumping Final: Saturday 25th September


  • 10 Sep 2021 09:18 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    “The Olympics was never in my targets with this horse or within myself, but it just kind of fell in place.”


    We've just discovered this lovely article about Tom Ho and his road to Tokyo published in The Chronicle of the Horse (a US magazine) in July.

    Tom Ho story.pdf

    As we've said before, we couldn't be more proud of our alum who is a fantastic role model for Pony Club. We are also forever thankful for his late father Fred, who encouraged many young riders, not only Tom and his brothers, in his role as District Commissioner of HKPC.

  • 14 Aug 2021 18:30 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    Thank you to Christian, Gary, Luci and Laurel for pulling off another awesome Summer Eventing camp for 24 seniors at Lowu Saddle Club. There was substantial rain over the three days (August 9 - 11) but we didn't let it stop us ... including hacking out towards Shenzhen and competing in an Arena Hunter Trail on the final morning.

    Congratulations to the winners of our camp prizes:

    • Best at Camp - Lyndsay Son
    • Most Improved at Camp - Kate Lui
    • Stable Management Awards - Siobhan Doherty, Fenella Millen, Sarah Broderick & Charmaine Ip

    Arena Hunter Trial Results:

    • 1st - Oskar Boekhorst on Elsa
    • 2nd - Sophie Bater on Chopsticks
    • 3rd - India Gray on Happy Eagle
    • 4th - Anita Qian on Fun Faster
    • 5th - Jemma Quinn on Paddy
    • 6th - Jessica Yiu on Rocky
    • Judge's Box Commendation - Gemma Duncan on Dora & Ella Legere on Ace


    Thank you LWSC for hosting us and to all the volunteers and supporters who made it possible. We are so grateful to be able to offer these fantastic experiences for our members.




  • 1 Aug 2021 14:28 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    Hope you've managed to catch some of the Tokyo Olympics Eventing because it's been incredible to see Alex Hua and Tom Ho representing us so proudly on the world stage.


    Alex and Don Geniro extending beautifully into 3rd place after the dressage phase. Alex is riding in his third Olympic Games as part of the first team to represent China in Eventing at the Olympics..

    After the dressage, Alex and Don Geniro were lying in third place with only 23.9 penalties. They completed a beautiful clear round on the cross-country course this morning, incurring 12 time faults which puts them in 18th place individually before the final phase tomorrow. Alex's strong performance has also helped put the China Eventing Team in 9th place moving forwards.

    Tom and Tayberry. The first pair in history to represent Hong Kong in Eventing at the Olympics.

    Tom and Tayberry (who at 20 years old is apparently the oldest horse in the competition) also jumped a lovely clear round cross-country this morning. Combining penalties incurred in the dressage phase and time faults from the cross-country they move forward in 46th place with 102.3 penalties to the final phase tomorrow. This is already an amazing achievement for the first pair ever to represent Hong Kong in Eventing at the Olympics. We are so proud!

    Don't miss the Eventing show-jumping finals tomorrow afternoon/ evening!

    Updates on the Olympics Equestrian Schedule & Results are available here.

    The (remaining) Schedule

    • Mon 2 Aug 15:00 HKT: Eventing Jumping Team Final
    • Mon 2 Aug 18.45 HKT: Eventing Jumping Individual Final
  • 24 Jul 2021 08:22 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally underway! Did you know that there are two former Hong Kong Pony Clubbers competing in Eventing?

    Alex Hua Tian is riding for Team China and Thomas Heffernan Ho is riding as an individual for Hong Kong SAR. Both HKPC alums from the 90'/ 00's will be competing in Dressage, Cross-country and Show-jumping next Friday 30 July to Monday 2 August.

     

    Alex (front row 1st on left) wins Best in Ride at Pony Club Camp.

      

    Tom in fancy dress (in red) and receiving an award from his dad (Fred Ho, former District Commissioner)

    Updates on the Olympics Equestrian Schedule & Results are available here.

    The Schedule (Tokyo local time)

    • Sat 31 July 8.30 - 11.00: Eventing Dressage Team & Individual  (1)
    • Fri 30 July 17.30 to 20.10: Eventing Dressage Team and Individual (2)
    • Sat 31 July 8.30 - 11.00: Eventing Dressage Team and Individual (3)
    • Sun 1 Aug 7.45 - 11.10: Eventing Cross Country Team and Individual
    • Mon 2 Aug 16:00: Eventing Jumping Team Final
    • Mon 2 Aug 19.45: Eventing Jumping Individual Final
    Five local television stations, including TVB, ViuTV, Hong Kong Open TV, Cable TV and NowTV, will hopefully be live streaming these events. Don't miss out!

    Learn more about Thomas and Alex

    You may remember Tom from the get to know you session we did with him a few months ago. If you missed that, here's a short video that he made when he was in Hong Kong earlier in the year.

    You can also check out this short video in which Alex speaks about his journey to Tokyo and even introduces his horses!

     

  • 4 Jul 2021 13:48 | Elise McAuley (Administrator)

    The results are in! Team Hong Kong has delivered a very respectable performance at the inaugural Pony Club International Alliance Virtual Dressage Show.

    The competition was very tough with Team United Kingdom in particular setting a very high standard and riders from Team Australia, Team New Zealand and Team South Africa also achieving some very impressive test scores. Nonetheless, Team Hong Kong has done us proud.

    Here is a summary of individual placings achieved by our riders:

    Class

    Prize

    Name

    Centre

    Class 2a

    6th

    Alexis Shie

    Beas River Equestrian

    Class 2b

    6th

    Sarah Broderick

    Lowu Saddle Club

    Class 3

    5th

    Charli Haddican

    Lowu Saddle Club

    Class 3

    6th - tie

    Ashley Gale

    Tuen Mun Public Riding School

    Class 4

    3rd

    Sarah Broderick & Charmaine Ip

    Lowu Saddle Club

    Class 4

    5th

    Sophie Bater & Charli Haddican

    Lowu Saddle Club

    Team Hong Kong is also overall Team Winner for Class 4 Pas de Deux Freestyle to Music. Congratulations to all team members:

    • Sophie Bater & Charli Haddican
    • Sarah Broderick & Charmaine Ip
    • India Gray & Kamila Wilson
    • Kate Lumsden & Alexis Shie

    Check out full results for all classes and watch videos for 140 entries in the show on our padlet!

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