Australian Stock Horse AUSTRADE Delegation to China 2004

China Group Leaders

Featured Image: Helen Xie & James Sun

Our soigné, erudite and urbane host for the first part of the visit was Mr. James Sun who as Executive Director of the Project Planning Department of the Ministry of Agriculture was responsible for local arrangements in Beijing. James also ‘doubles’ as editor of the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Equestrian Association: ‘The Chinese Horse Industry Journal’. There are about 8000 horses and nearly 100 riding [equestrian] clubs in the vicinity of Beijing. Many elite riders have made Beijing their training base obviously with a close eye on incipient events in 2008.