China searches for horseback heroes
China has begun a worldwide recruitment of horse owners, riders, trainers, veterinarians and commercial partners in an effort to boost the equestrian team’s chances at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Individual, group and corporate owners have been invited to provide horses, while overseas Chinese riders who meet the International Olympic Committee’s entry requirements will be considered for selection. Application forms can be obtained at equestrian.sport.org.cn.
“China has pinpointed team showjumping as a possible breakthrough event, and we’ll strive to make history in Tokyo in 2020,” said Zhang Xiaoning, chairman of Chinese Equestrian Association.
The recruitment process will end at the end of October, with the team to be finalized in early November. on Thursday.
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