China’s modern pentathlon team will be based at Bishop Burton College in the run up to the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

The team — which includes current world champion, Qian Chen — will use the training grounds at the college, near Hull, next year.

Since H&H reported that none of the official Pre Games Training Camps had been booked (news, 11 August), eventer Alex Hua Tian — China’s first Olympic rider — announced plans to to relocate to Shardeloes, Bucks.

Venues have had more luck with para dressage, with Canada booking Hartpury College, Glos, and Israel going to the Quainton Stud, Bucks.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (15 September, 2011)