There is a really awesome video out by PSY, a Korean Pop artist. The first KPop artist to really do well in North America. The video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 shows a gorgeous barn in the Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea.
What the video doesn't show, is that this is a dressage barn, and only by watching the out takes would you ever know.
Fast forward to 6:22 to see it, one of the dancers almost gets kicked by one of the horses.
My manager used to show Paints but sold her horse when she and her husband moved to Singapore. She was at the office for a visit a couple of weeks ago and we were talking about how her son is showing major interest in horses. I asked her if they were planning to start riding over there... She said it was just too insanely expensive so they were going to wait until they come back stateside. Apparently most/all of the barns are private and work like country clubs. It is outrageously expensive but many of the facilities are jaw dropping. She made it sound like most of the facilities in Asia worked the same way. DEFINITELY an elite sport over there