Official Reveal of Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Center
Photo: LGCT / Stefano Grasso
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 Longines Global Champions Tour first debuted top-level international show jumping in China with international horses back in 2014 and since then the popularity of equestrianism has soared.
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.”