Curtain Opens on the Equestrian Events of the 2008 Olympic Games
RELEASE: August 7, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Malina Gueorguiev
On August 5, the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games were presented to an array of distinguished guests gathered to honor the achievements to date and the sporting successes that will undoubtedly unfold with the Hong Kong skyline as the backdrop.
The FEI President HRH Princess Haya and FEI Secretary General Alex McLin attended the dinner at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Beijing Clubhouse where notable guests such as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge and former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch as well as former FEI President Doña Pillar and representatives from BOCOG, the Equestrian Company, the Hong Kong Government and the Hong Kong Jockey Club were also united to support the great endeavors and efforts which have characterized the lead-up and preparations for the events in Hong Kong.
HRH Princess Haya confirmed the great collaboration over the past two years. “This short timescale has made no difference to the preparations because of the close partnerships we have enjoyed working with such enthusiastic and dedicated associates," she said. "President Rogge has said that this Games is a historic moment for the Olympic movement, and so it will be for horse sport.”