Thursday, 15th July 2010
38 horses, aged between five and 11 years old, for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Equestrian competition arrived in Singapore after travelling eight hours from Queensland, Australia by Air. This is the largest movement of horses in Singapore, the horses, after their arrival, were loaded onto trucks bound for the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC) - the equestrian competition venue. The horses will be under quarantine for two weeks from July 16 to 30. Some of the horses will remain in Singapore after the competition as part of the YOG legacy.
YOG Equestrian competition riders will be able to view and draw their mounts. According to the match organiser, there will be 30 horses put into the draw and each country will draw a horse from there. The balance of the horses will be marked as reserve horses. The assigned horse-rider combination will apply throughout the competition for both the team and individual events. It's the first time in Olympic history that the organisers are providing the horses. The arrangement is aimed at levelling the playing field.