Equestrian skills stun visitors in Shanxi
Jockeys go full out to win in a horse race staged during the equestrian events of the 2nd National Youth Games in Shuozhou city, Shanxi province on Aug 9. [Photo/sxrb.com]
A total of 192 riders in 22 teams from across the world competed for 18 gold medals during the equestrian events of the 2nd National Youth Games in Shuozhou city, in Shanxi province from Aug 2-9 – in an equine extravaganza that dazzled enthusiasts.
The equestrian events, a major part of the 2nd National Youth Games, included four competitions such as horse racing, the steeplechase and show jumping.
Local medias said that hundreds of horses from around the world gathered in Shuozhou for the competitions.
Ren Shiwen, a rider from Zhejiang province, said that the cool weather in the city made it particularly suitable for horse races, adding that their horses were in good condition during the nine-day competition.