Review of China Horse Industry 2011

Presented by HORFA Research Center

 February 3, 2012, China~The Beijing Olympics provided a significant boost for the Chinese equestrian industry, resulting in a sharp increase in the number of horses imported from 420 in 2007 to 1,782 in 2008.  Two years later, the Guangzhou Asian Games and the first HORFA Equestrian Trade Show in Shanghai provided further impetus to this trend, resulting in another 10% rise.  In 2011, the market became even hotter.

2011  Events

Dec. 31, 2011
The Sports Bureau of Shanghai announced that Shanghai will host over 30 international events in 2012, including the Global Champions Tour (Equestrian).

Aug. 27, 2011
The 2011 China League of FEI World Cup Jumping Competition opened in the Beijing International Equestrian Club. Thirty-three riders from China, Hong Kong, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, the Philippines, Korea and Holland competed in the games.

May 19-21, 2011
2011Equestrian Beijing International Grand was held in China National Stadium (the Bird’s Nest) from 19 -21, May. It is the first FEI 2-star event in China.

• Construction of Meydan Tianjin horse City

Dubai-China International Horse City (Meydan Tianjin horse city) will start construction in 2012 in the Pan Qilihai District, Tianjin, China. The project covers over 330 million square meters and costs 14 billion RMB. It is expected to finish in 5 years and provide 10,000 jobs.

In Guangzhou, the first project suitable for competition of foreign horses will be initiated this year. The project signals the first venue invested, managed and operated by Hong Kong Jockey Club in mainland China after the Asian Games. It also marks that HKJC will start providing technical support for competition ground and equipment in Asia.

Chabei, a district of Zhangjiakou City, Hebei, is intended to build the world’s biggest horse theme park based on the No.3 National Military Horse Ranch. The park will consist of a horse culture museum, an equestrian performance center, a racecourse, a riding area, a research center and a horse trading center.

2012 HORFA China (Shangahi) International Horse Fair

Sep.7-9, 2012 (Fri.-Sun.)


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