Raena Leung : Set to compete against the world’s leading riders !
Thursday 15th January 2015
Top Hong Kong rider Raena Leung has been selected to represent Hong Kong, competing against the world’s elite riders, at Asia’s largest five-star international in-door show jumping event - The Longines Hong Kong Masters 2015 (LHKM), contending for a total prize money of USD 1 million.
Hong Kong’s hope of victory, Raena Leung, was chosen for her recent performances and increased regularity at top competitions like Incheon 17th Asian Games and her passion, dedication and skill needed to compete at the top level in any sport. For a second participation at the Longines Hong Kong Masters, she will be competing with her horses Lalik 2 and Orphee du Granit against the world’s best riders including Scott Brash, currently number 1 on the Longines World Ranking, equestrian legend and world number 2 Ludger Beerbaum from Germany, last year Grand Prix winner Henrik von Eckermann and World Champion Jeroen Dubbledam from the Netherlands.
Raena started riding at the age of six in Hong Kong and has now made show jumping her lifelong career. In 2006 while she was in college, she decided to take her interest one step further by participating in the European circuit. Since then, Raena has ridden in numerous world-class five-star level competitions and has attained international placing in the Puissance of Dobrock, Germany by clearing 2.05m, taking home her first Grand Prix victory in Beijing. One of her biggest achievements was qualifying for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games with her horse Orphee du Granit; the first time a jumping rider from Hong Kong competed in what is the biggest equestrian event in the world. She also represented Hong Kong with her horse, Lalik 2 in the Incheon 17th Asian Games in April 2014. Raena made the Hong Kong Team proud by finishing 6th place in the Jumping Team Competition.
“I am thrilled to be competing against the world’s best riders and horses and doing it on home turf makes the experience even more significant and important to me,” said Raena. “I am also proud to represent Hong Kong in the third edition of Longines Hong Kong Masters, and I am making use of my experiences in different international competition for preparation.”