May 25, 2008

Four Hong Kong showjumping riders have achieved the Olympic Minimum Eligibility Standard, paving the way for a team to compete at this year's Games.

The Hong Kong Equestrian Federation announced that Kenneth Cheng Man Kit, Samantha Lam, Patrick Lam and Jennifer Lee achieved the standard at a special qualifier in Hagen, Germany.

Together with the Hong Kong Riders, there were three riders from China, one from New Zealand and one from Australia who participated in the qualifier.

The qualifier was at 5 star level with fences up to 1.6m high and 2m wide. Kenneth was qualified with his Jockey Club sponsored horse, Jockey Club Can Do and Felton Lee owned by Raymond Lee. He was placed 1st with Felton Lee in the event. Samantha qualified with her Jockey Club sponsored horse, Jockey Club Tresor and Coco. Patrick Lam qualified with Urban while Jennifer qualified with Mr. Burn.