THE Longines Masters of Hong Kong has been cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus which is currently affecting the city of Hong Kong, mainland China and across the APAC region.
Organisers of the event, EEM, and its founding partner, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, announced the news today (Thursday). The five-star show was scheduled to take place from February 13th to 16th at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.
“The safety of our delegates, partners, stakeholders as well as the welfare of the horses from Hong Kong, Asia and around the world is an absolute priority,” said Raphael le Masne de Chermont, the Chairman of Asia Horse Week.
“With the uncertainty surrounding the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus outbreak, it is without hesitation that we decided not to hold the event from 13-16 February 2020. Our loyal partners, which include the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Longines Masters Series, the International Equestrian Federation, the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation, AsiaWorld-Expo, the Hong Kong Tourism Office and the Wall Street Journal, who have already been informed, showed their understanding and support.”
Delegates who have already booked tickets will be reimbursed. Ticket holders can contact Cityline’s customer service hotline at (852) 2314 4228 (Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm) or visit www.cityline.com.
The first edition of the Asian Arabian Horse Show, which was to be held as part of Asia Horse Week, is also cancelled.