Striding on together - the HKJC and equestrian sport share the same spirit of partnership and commitment to excellence.
Amanda joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in June 2014 having previously been the CEO of British Dressage. During her five years at BD, Great Britain became Olympic and Paralympic Champions and amassed a total of 14 medals for dressage in London 2012.
She has a wealth of experience of major events, having been part of the organising team for the two previous Olympic and Paralympic Games, as well as event director for a number of international events. She is Vice Chair of the FEI Para Equestrian Technical Committee and will also be Foreign Technical Delegate at the 2015 European Championships and Rio 2016.
Amanda’s role of Executive Manager, Equestrian Affairs overseas all equestrian interests of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. She leads a dedicated team who run the three public riding schools as well as Beas River Equestrian Centre. She works closely with colleagues in racing to ensure that retired racehorses are retrained effectively and go on to lead useful second careers, either in Hong Kong or though the Club’s overseas donation program.
Amanda also collaborates with key partners including the HK Equestrian Federation and Riding for the Disabled Association with the aim of raising the interest and standards of riding and equestrian sport in Hong Kong.
Laura has previously been Chief Instructor, Singapore Polo Club; General Manager, Singapore National Equestrian Centre and Equestrian Manager, Bali Equestrian Centre, Indonesia as well as holding the post of Director, Sports Development for the Equestrian Federation of Singapore where she coached the Dressage Team to a silver medal at the South East Asian Games.
Prior to coming to Asia, Laura was an acclaimed international dressage rider, being six times national champion and representing her native country of Great Britain in four European Championships at Junior, Young Rider and Senior levels and the World Equestrian Games. During this time she was based in Germany training with gold medalists, Johann Hinnemann, Conrad Schumacher and Hubertus Schmidt. She has managed international competition and riding school stable operations in Europe and Asia and holds the BHS Stage 4 certification. Laura has responsibility for the stables man-power and physical resources, the administration team and manages the business matters of BREC including finance and HR.
Peter Sin joined the Club in 1986 as equestrian assistant. He was promoted to Equestrian Supervisor in 1990 and further to Senior Equestrian Supervisor in 2012. Peter works closely with other departments, riding schools and stables in managing the day-to-day equine operations. Peter is also responsible for supervising a team of equestrian assistants and supervisors in BREC.
Peter has gained professional qualification not only through the RDB Racing Certificates course by acquiring the Cert II, but also with the British Horse Society by achieving the BHS Cert III in stable management.
Raymond Li has worked at BREC since 1989 and is responsible to supervise equestrian assistants, offer training to new staff and take care of retired horses in BREC. He has gained professional qualification not only through the RDB Racing Certificates course by acquiring the Cert II, but also with the British Horse Society by achieving the BHS Cert III in stable management. Raymond is also a valuable member of the barrier and gate team at Shatin and Happy Valley since 2004.
Joysi Sin has worked at BREC since 2011 and is responsible for leading and managing a team of Equestrian Services Coordinators in serving Members and their use of facilities in BREC. She also coordinates with other departments, stables or riding schools in provision of services to Members and Club promotion activities. Apart from customer service provision, she is also responsible for supporting other administrative and procurement duties.
Karen Wu has worked at BREC since 2010, mainly works in BREC Stable Office to coordinate with Equestrian Supervisors & Equestrian Assistants in provision of service to Livery Horse Members and the riding school. She also responsible for assisting Senior Administration Officer to manage team of Equestrian Services Coordinator & support administrative duties.
Dino Law has worked in BREC since 2016 and is mainly responsible for serving Members and their use of riding facilities in BREC.
Irene Wong joined BREC in 2017. She is mainly responsible for serving member’s booking and enquiry about riding lesson, pony ride and stable tour.
Wendy Hung joined the Club as a Clerk in 1992. She was promoted to Administration Supervisor in 2012. She is responsible for the backup of operations in Beas River Equestrian Centre for Horse Riding, Pony Ride & Stables Tour Booking & Enquiry. Wendy is also the Show Secretary and organizing the entries and judges for the Horse Shows held at Beas River.
Stéphane is coming from Belgium and has been riding since childhood. After high school, he decided to continue his studies in Germany for 5 years and qualified as BEREITER FN Professional Rider and Trainer.
Back in Belgium, Stéphane started to teach and compete up to Grand Prix level and Small Tour on the FEI International circuit.
Before moving to the HKJC, he has been Director of the prestigious riding center Royal Etrier Belge in Brussels and also ran his own Riding Academy.
Alison has become one of Australia’s leading professional show jumpers having successfully competed internationally at Grand Prix events with ex-racehorses & warmbloods for many years. She is also a top coach, having been awarded the prestigious title of “Equine Australia Coach of the Year in 2012”.
Joss has 30 years of competing on the UK and the international eventing circuit. He has competed at CCI 4* level and has had placings at other premier show including a top 5 finish at Bramham CCI 3*.
Joss has been an international Coach and Chef D’Equipe at the last two Asian Games for two different countries. For Qatar at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon , South Korea and also for the home nation, Indonesia ,at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.
He has also been Coach and Chef D’Equipe at Regional Games winning team Silver and Individual bronze at the SEA games in Jakarta 2011 and team bronze at the SEA Games 2001 in Kuala Lumpur.
In July 2018 won Team Bronze at the Central American Games in Colombia with the Barbados Team.
Tracy has joined the Club since 2008. Tracy has the qualification of BHSAI and BHS stage 4 (Care) in 2013. She helped staff and members to achieved the BHS examination in different levels. She is teaching the novice level in School and she helps the arrangement of equestrian activities.
Anais holds the BPJEPS Equitation Qualification (Brevet Professionnel de la Jeunesse de l'Education Populaire et du Sport Equitation) from her native France, which is Internationally recognized as equivalent to the BHSII Qualification.
Her equestrian specialization is in Eventing, having trained and competed many horses from youngsters up to FEI1* level of 110cm. She has also Show Jumped up to 1.30m and ridden up to Medium level in Dressage.
Tommy joined the Club in 1982. He earned his certificate at Talland School of Equitation under Pammy Hutton FBHS in 1996. Tommy has worked on the retraining of retired racehorses for many years. He placed third in the Olympic Test Event in 2007. He won the FEI Show Jumping Competition in 2010. Tommy has an extensive experience in training young horses.
Debbie started her career as a member of the Racing Development Board's Racing Trainee Programme in 2000. After joining Beas River Equestrian Centre in 2002, she continued her training as a Trainee Instructor. She earned her BHSPI qualification in 2007. She enjoys sharing her experiences in horse riding with other riders. Debbie also assists in organising equestrian activities as well as teaching all levels of riding. Debbie earned her BHSAI qualification in 2013.
Yin joined the Club in 1996. He earned his BHSPI qualification in 2003. He has been a qualified riding instructor since 2007. Yin has been involved in the retraining of retired racehorses for ten years. In 2011, he also took the role of supervising and managing the daily duties and training of grooms in the riding school.
Tony joined the club in 2010 and he has the qualification of BHSAI in 2014. He is mainly to teach different level riders and assist the riding school to held other activities.
Martin joined the Club in 2009. He started the training of instructor in 2010. He got his qualification in 2013. Beside he teaches beginner class and working for Pony Ride. Martin is helping to train some jumping horses.
Peta is originally from Wales, and she was already riding before she could walk. She has competed successfully in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing competitions in the UK. She has taught in many countries around the world. Peta ran Pokfulam Public Riding School for ten years and was involved with Pony Club and Riding Club events.
Yumi has been riding since she was ten years old. She competed successfully in three disciplines in Hong Kong. She represented the Hong Kong Pony Club in overseas competitions. Yumi taught as a part-time instructor at various riding schools until 2007. She earned her PTT qualification that year. She worked full time at the Lo Wu Saddle Club and Beas River Equestrian Centre. Yumi was the Operations Manager of Riding for the Disabled Association in 2011 as well as a trainer for para-riders.
Alex joined the club in 2015 having previously been based in the UK, qualified as a Saddler in 1985. Alex started riding when 7 years old and has ridden and competed in eventing, dressage and show jumping which allows him to understand saddle problems both from a saddler's point of view but also from a rider's perspective.
Julia joined the club as an Equestrian Assistant in 2016. In 2017 she became the first Apprentice Saddler in Hong Kong. In 2018 she completed her Level 1 & 2 bridle making exams, taking the first step on the pathway to become a Master Saddler.
Liu Chun Kit is a Retraining Unit Officer. Kit oversees stable operations and helps in the conditioning and schooling of horses.
Martina Trommershausen was born in Germany and joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club as Riding Instructor in July 2010. She commenced her professional horsemanship in 1992. Martina Trommershausen successfully completed her Horse Manager and Riding Teacher Master Exams in 1997 after receiving years of professional equestrian training in different well-known stables. She competed in Germany up to Dressage Level "S". Martina Trommershausen is very experienced in schooling horses and teaching riders in fluent German and English.
Jessica has a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science and MSc by Research in Equestrian Performance. Jessica has worked with horses from a variety of equestrian disciplines including showing and racing and has spent time as a university lecturer teaching equine science at Hartpury University, UK. She has produced young horses through the levels to compete on the UK and international eventing circuit up to CIC 3*. She has also ridden at advanced medium level dressage and has showjumped up to 1.25m. Jessica has a focus on rehabilitating ex-racehorses with complex injuries and also enjoys training and producing horses for competition.
Kit joined the Club in 2009 and he has the qualification of BHSAI in 2013. Also he has been trained in Germany in 2016 and he enjoyed his retraining works in RTU.
Penny joined the club in 2008. He obtained his BHSAI in 2010 and BHS stage 4 in 2013. Hang has spent time training at Ingestre stables, UK under the supervision of Tim Downes. He has worked in the RTU since 2017. Hang enjoys producing horses for the riding schools and livery owners.
Erick Wong joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club as Equestrian Assistant in November 2009 and was elected to be a member of the Trainee Riding Instructor Programme in May 2013. He converted to Junior Riding Instructor in December 2016 after passing his BHS Preliminary Teaching Test. Erick Wong is currently responsible for conducting pony riding lessons in Cantonese and fun riding activities.
Natalie joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club as Equestrian Rider in September 2019 and she was born and raised in Hong Kong, having learnt to ride in Lei Yue Mun and Tuen Mun Public Riding School. She was previously a member of the show jumping JETS from 2013-2017, and competed in classes up to 130cm. Natalie has previously had experienced training and working in Australia, Belgium, England, and Germany. She enjoys producing young horses to compete in show jumping.”
Donal Dunne holds a license as a trackwork rider at Sha Tin as well. As a former jockey of flat and jump races in Ireland and the UK, his professional career has always been focused on the racing industry. At Beas River, Donal introduces newly arrived horses to equestrian tack and works on both reins in walk, trot and canter. Benefitting from his experience as a jump jockey, Donal also trains horses to jump.
Ismael is originally from Brazil. He has previously worked as Jockey in England and Norway and as work rider in Dubai. He joined the HKJC in March as an expert work rider at Sha Tin. Ismael rides the newly retired horses at Beas River and familiarises them with their new surroundings.
Tomas is originally from Czech Republic and he was a former flat jockey in Europe, Champion apprentice in Czech and coming from racing family. He was riding and working in England, France, Switzerland, Australia, Italy & Slovakia.
Alan joined the club in 1991 as an Equestrian Assistant. He has worked as an equestrian rider in Shatin Racecourse before. And he has decided returning Beas River and worked as an Equestrian Assistant.
Leung Man Fat joined the club in 2016 as an Equestrian Assistant and transferred to RTU from 2017 onwards. Also he has been promoted to Assistant Equestrian Supervisor from January 2019.
Douglas joined the club in 2009 as an Equestrian Assistant and he has been worked in different HKJC Public Riding Schools. Also he has been promoted to Assistant Equestrian Supervisor from March 2019.
The racehorses in Spelling and Rehabilitation are cared for by a specialist team of Equestrian Assistants. The Spelling Supervisor is Mr. Ho Chi Wah.
Mr. Ho has been working at BREC since 1995 and has been managing the Spelling stables since 2000. He holds both RDB Racing (Cert II and Cert III) and the British Horse Society (BHS Grooms Certificate in Stable Management) certificates. Mr. Ho is also a valuable member of the Barrier and Gate team at Sha Tin and Happy Valley.