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Shrapnel
Jul. 30, 2008, 10:53 PM
They were supposed to leave EARLY this morning from England, like 5 A.M.(English time). And then have atleast a 12 hour flight to Hong Kong.

Anyone have any updates? Or better yet, does anyone have the "inside scoop"???

vineyridge
Jul. 30, 2008, 10:58 PM
Is it yesterday or tomorrow in Hong Kong? I never can remember which way the International Date Line goes.

Shrapnel
Jul. 30, 2008, 11:00 PM
Is it yesterday or tomorrow in Hong Kong? I never can remember which way the International Date Line goes.

It's already tomorrow there I think....

Balista
Jul. 30, 2008, 11:03 PM
12 hours ahead

US.....8PM July 30
Hong Kong......8AM July 31

Threedaydream
Jul. 30, 2008, 11:12 PM
Super cheesey but a good way to remember is that China is the "land of the rising sun" So the sun "rises" there "first" so they are ahead.
As far as the actual question though... I have no idea, I was wondering the exact same thing today!:lol:

retreadeventer
Jul. 30, 2008, 11:15 PM
How about other horses from other disciplines, and other countries? German, French? Anyone reading the blogs know anything from the other countries?

JER
Jul. 30, 2008, 11:15 PM
Super cheesey but a good way to remember is that China is the "land of the rising sun" So the sun "rises" there "first" so they are ahead.


Um, Japan is the "land of the rising sun." :)

(But it's the same idea, Asia's ahead of the US.)

Chiniko
Jul. 30, 2008, 11:15 PM
I know 2 are back on US soil and in quarantine at LAX. Don't know names, just one of the receiving vet for the international horses at LAX.

Threedaydream
Jul. 30, 2008, 11:18 PM
Um, Japan is the "land of the rising sun." :)

(But it's the same idea, Asia's ahead of the US.)

Ok sorry my bad, but Japan is right off the coast there.

Dressage62
Jul. 31, 2008, 09:22 AM
"After a half-day journey from Amsterdam, the first batch of 13 horses arrived remarkably well this morning (July 26) at their six-star stable accommodation in Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Venue (Sha Tin).
During the course of the day another 19 competing horses arrived from Europe and the United States. And over the next few days a total of 229 horses from across the globe will arrive at Hong Kong.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Equestrian Company, Mr Lam Woon-kwong, showed his delight with the arrangements of the transfer of the horses after their arrival when he told the assembled media that all involved in preparation for the competition had gone into Olympic mode as of today.
"I am so pleased with the reports of our veterinarian staff when I visited the stables that all 13 had travelled well," he said. "Our experience from last year's trials has been useful as we are prepared for all conditions.... periods of heat or wet weather conditions."
Mr Lam was accompanied by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, the Veterinary Services Manager, Dr Christopher Riggs, and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's quarantine officer, Dr Thomas Sit, for a tour of the stables when the horses arrived from the airport.
"The accompanying grooms have told us that they behaved well during the 11-hour flight from Amsterdam," Dr Riggs said.
"I am sure that all horses will enjoy a good roll in the shavings, have a small feed or light exercise before settling in," he added.
Dr Sit said he was also pleased with this batch of arrivals as all documents on their behaviour during quarantine were in order. "
Source: Hong Kong's Information Services Department

Jealoushe
Jul. 31, 2008, 09:31 AM
I'm pretty sure the Canadian horses are there...

CookiePony
Jul. 31, 2008, 10:57 AM
Yes, they are now-- how exciting! http://special.equisearch.com/blog/maxcorcoran/2008/07/we-made-it.html

Shrapnel
Jul. 31, 2008, 02:40 PM
Glad to hear they got there well!!! Hopefully someone will have pictures up soon!! :D