British-based Chinese eventer Alex Hua Tian has won an individual silver medal at the Asian Games today (26 September).
The Games, which are taking place in Incheon, Korea, are held every four years in the even years between the Olympics. Equestrian was first held at the Games in 1982 and eventing is held over a one-star course.
Alex was riding Edwina Qu Ye’s eight-year-old gelding Temujin.
“Temujin is one of those horses who had to be brought on slowly. He is lovely to ride and tries harder than any horse I have ridden. He is such a lovely character, and is everyone’s favourite on the yard,” said Alex.
Gold was taken by host nation rider, Sang Wuk Song, was riding FRH Fantasia.
“The standard and quality here is unreal at this level. It was a shame that Bertie made a ‘trying to hard’ mistake at the beginning of his test by breaking in his medium trot,” Alex added.
Team gold went to the Korea, with Japan in silver and Hong Kong in bronze.