The horse shares a special relationship with its master. It's grace in movement and distinguished characteristics have led to the development of a unique one-on-one sport - equestrian riding.
The sport emphasises the harmony between man and horse rather than speed; therefore, a distinct set of difficult movements are performed by the horse and rider as a team. To bring out the best in such an intelligent and graceful animal , one must have both a strong mind and body. A good performance of the horse will bring unlimited satisfaction and sense of success to the rider.
Although still quite relatively small as a popular leisure activity in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Jockey Club actively promotes equestrian riding and has funded the establishment of four riding schools. These schools are located in Chai Wan and Pokfulam on Hong Kong Island, Tuen Mun and Sheung Shui in the New Territories (Beas River Riding School in Sheung Shui is for Jockey Club Members' use only). The schools are professionally managed by the Racing Operations and Equestrian Department of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. They are the only riding venues in Hong Kong that are recognised by the British Horse Society.
Various equestrian activities are held in the schools to promote the sport, including group training classes, horse hiring, taking a horse at livery, visits and competitions.