Shanghai, China – May 03, 2019 – Before the main competition today dignitaries and officials took part in a ceremony in the arena to official unveil a model of the spectacular new Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Center. The significant development comes after the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) first debuted top-level international show jumping in China with international horses back in 2014 and since then the popularity of equestrianism has soared.
Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Center at the Expo Cultural Park
The new architect-designed Equestrian Centre will cover 3.32 hectares of the Expo Cultural Park and will feature a 90m x 60m competition arena. It will also include seating for 5,000 spectators, world class VIP facilities and will be a permanent equestrian venue for 5* events and with a focus on develop future equestrian talent among young Chinese riders.
Speaking at the ceremony Jan Tops, President of Longines Global Champions Tour, said: “This important and exciting development highlights the commitment of China to growing equestrian sport for the future. We have been proud to bring top-level show jumping to China since our first event in in 2014 and each year we welcome more fans to enjoy this fantastic sport. And I am sure the future new Equestrian Park will be an important catalyst to a strong future for China in equestrian sport.”
Source: Press release from LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
Photos: © LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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