EEM, the organiser of The Asia Horse Week, announced today that the event, originally scheduled to take place at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, from 13 to 16 February, will not take place. The decision is a precautionary measure and is in line with guidance from the Government of the Hong Kong SAR following recent developments in the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak currently affecting Hong Kong, the Mainland and other parts of Asia.
“The safety of our delegates, partners and stakeholders from Hong Kong, Asia and around the world is an absolute priority,” said Raphaël le Masne de Chermont, the Chairman of The Asia Horse Week. “With the uncertainty surrounding the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak, it is without hesitation that we are following the guidance of the Hong Kong government to not go ahead with this event. We would like to thank all our loyal partners, including The Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Longines Masters Series, the International Equestrian Federation, the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation, AsiaWorld-Expo, the Hong Kong Tourism Office and the Wall Street Journal for their unwavering support.”
Delegates who have already booked tickets will be reimbursed. For enquiries and further information, please call (852) 5984 9936 (office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm). The first edition of the Asian Arabian Horse Show, which was to be held as part of Asia Horse Week, will also not take place.
Launched by EEM in 2018 as an initiative of the Longines Masters Series (Hong Kong, Lausanne, Paris), Asia Horse Week brings together key leaders and stakeholders of the global equestrian industry. It aims to provide unique development opportunities in Asia, a region which has great and growing potential for equestrian sport. In 2019, Asia Horse Week and its conferences attracted several thousand guests, professionals, experts, riders, owners and key players in the international equine industry.