Special message from FEI president
Welcome to our Youth Olympic Games blog from Nanjing. I am sure it has already been an incredible journey for the thirty riders and thirty nations qualified to compete here and over the next fortnight we will be following their every move so that all the fans and aspiring riders out there can see just how unique the Youth Olympic Games are. Competing for your country is one of the greatest honours you can have and to do so at such a young age, alongside athletes of all nationalities and within a huge multi-sport event, it’s definitely going to be an unforgettable and life-changing event for all the participants. To all the riders, may your experience over the coming days be a stepping stone on the road to a long and enjoyable career in the sport and may your families, friends and supporters enjoy every moment of the journey – I know I will!
HRH Princess Haya