China Wuhan Equestrian Festival’ from 1st. – 7th. October 2004

Featured Image: Australian Stock Horses on Parade in Wuhan

The Orient Lucky City complex hosted the ‘China Wuhan Equestrian Festival’ from 1st. – 7th. October 2004 so coinciding with ‘National Week’ otherwise known as ‘Golden Week’ with obvious implications for commerce and trade. The ASHS mounted a trade stand at the exhibition with the ‘Ranvet’ Company also present. Three members of the delegation [including the author] were interviewed for local consumption on CCTV. The Australian and ASHS Flags were proudly displayed at the opening ceremony with two mounted visitors resplendent in Akubras, Drizabones, ‘RM’s’ and Moleskins performing the honours. We were royally entertained by local Orient Lucky City employee ‘Jenny’ and enjoyed the ‘run of the place’. Orient Lucky City is located at the Gold-Silver Lake of Wuhan. It covers an area of 1 million square metres and includes an International Racecourse, the Jockey Club, the Equitation School, the Equestrian Exhibition, the Amusement Park, a 5-star International Convention Centre Hotel, Luxurious Houses and Apartments, the Intelligent Office Complex and the Mega Store. The total investment to date is US$200 million.