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This year, the Riding High Together Festival is celebrating arts and culture, with over 70 games and activities to enjoy. So why not join us and spark your creativity by looking at things from a different perspective!

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FIVE KEY AREAS

HORSE ENCOUNTERS

HORSE ENCOUNTERS

Seize the rare chance for a close encounter with horses. Activities include show jumping and cross country demonstrations, pony rides for kids, and photo opportunities with Shetland ponies.

Cross Country Demonstration
Bouncy Horses
Grooming and Horse Care Demonstration
Dressage Demonstration
Pony Rides
Snapshot with Shetland Ponies
Show Jumping Demonstration
Kiddiepillar
INSPIRATION & FUN

INSPIRATION & FUN

Be inspired to get creative and see things from a different perspective with Virtual Reality games and DIY workshops. You can also learn more about the history of The Hong Kong Jockey Club and its contribution to the development of arts and culture throughout the years.

Riding High Together Exhibition
Family Love and Care
Virtual World
Master Classes
DIY Together
LET'S BE ACTIVE

LET'S BE ACTIVE

Young football lovers can take part in a tournament for the chance to win an exchange trip to Manchester United’s UK training ground. Other sports lovers can also challenge themselves with inflatable games.

Kiddiland
Pursuit of a Football Dream
Let's Play Mini-Soccer
Freestyle Football Performance
Inflatable World
SNAP & SHARE

SNAP & SHARE

Face painting and cartoon caricatures are just two of the many fun things in store. You can also take photos with the “Loving Hearts” installation created by a renowned artist, and check out the 3D trick art and mini sculptures.

Dance with  the Fire Dragon
Share Your Loving Heart
Let’s Take 3D Photos
Drawing and Face Painting Fun
Let's Admire Mini Sculptures
Snapshot with Shetland Ponies
LIVE PERFORMANCES

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Prepare to be amazed by equestrian and rope skipping performances, plus the setting of a new Guinness World Record! There will also be a special appearance by a Manchester United legend.

Freestyle Football Performance
Riding High Together for a World Record - Largest Sculpting Lesson
Skip and Sing Performances
Cross Country Demonstration
Dressage  Demonstration
Show Jumping Demonstration
Unicycling Encounters
Puppet Theatre
African Drum Jam

Cross Country Demonstration

Cross Country Demonstration

Inside Penfold Park, 6 local equestrian riders will demonstrate their cross-country skills on a specially-designed, 1200-metre-long course. Duration: about 20 minutes. See Performance Schedule.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Bouncy Horses

Bouncy Horses

A fun game for kids. Saddle up, hold tight, and see who is the fastest to "bounce" to the finish line!

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Grooming and Horse Care Demonstration

Grooming and Horse Care Demonstration

Watch and learn as the Club’s professional farriers demonstrate the art of hoof care and share their equine knowledge with horse lovers.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Dressage Demonstration

Dressage Demonstration

The dressage show features horses and riders in a synchronised routine set to music - a stunning display of concentration, co-ordination and teamwork!
Duration: about 15 minutes. See Performance Schedule.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Pony Rides

Pony Rides

Once you've purchased your festival ticket, be sure to register for the pony ride lucky draw on or before 31 March for your chance to win a pony ride. (Trade Promotion Competition Licence No.: 048449-51).

Please note:

  • All pony-ride passes will be distributed through lucky draw prior to the Festival. No passes will be available on-site.
  • Confirmed riders must pass the pre-riding assessment by HKJC staff prior to their ride.
  • For safety reasons, riders must be aged 3 or above, have a minimum height of 85cm and weigh no more than 110lbs (total weight including clothes, accessories, etc.). Riders should wear sports shoes/sneakers or leather shoes with heels of about 1 inch.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Snapshot with Shetland Ponies

Snapshot with Shetland Ponies

Parents and children can pose for pictures next to our super-cute Shetland ponies!

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Show Jumping Demonstration

Show Jumping Demonstration

Hong Kong's equestrian athletes will present a fabulous show jumping demonstration at a venue originally used as the warm-up ground for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Equestrian Events. Duration: about 20 minutes. See Performance Schedule.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Kiddiepillar

Kiddiepillar

Kids can show their athleticism as they bounce through the giant Kiddiepillar tunnel in Penfold Park.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Riding High Together Exhibition

Riding High Together Exhibition

A showcase of the HKJC's history, major race trophies and its contribution to arts and culture in Hong Kong. Learn more about Hong Kong's intangible cultural heritage through our games and photo booths.

Games and photo booths*:

  1. Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance – take a photo with the Tai Hang Fire Dragon
  2. Bun Scrambling Game – scramble up the mini bun tower and grab a bun
  3. Tai O Mini Dragon Boat – launch a mini dragon boat and watch it float

*Individual games may have age or height requirements.

Family Love and Care

Family Love and Care

Interact and bond with your family members while playing 9 different games.

  1. ART-mazing Challenge
  2. Unleashing Creativity
  3. Applauding Shakespeare
  4. Bringing Sculptures Home
  5. Solving the Mystery of Art
  6. Knowing Chinese Culture
  7. Celebrating World Festivals
  8. Choosing Traditional Costumes
  9. Learning the Seven Wonders of the World

Virtual World

Virtual World

Meet the "Tongue Twister Challenge" for access to virtual reality games!

Immerse yourself in virtual reality and expand your creative horizons.

  1. Audioshield – hit the beat with this rhythmic game
  2. Tilt Brush by Google – create colourful 3D art as the world becomes your canvas
  3. The Night Cafe: An Immersive Tribute to Vincent van Gogh – explore the world of van Gogh and appreciate his art in a new way
  4. Hat Trick Header – all the fun of football headers without the trauma
  5. Jockey Training – get a taste of horse riding

Master Classes

Master Classes

Under the leadership and guidance of master artists, create different works of art – from local traditional art to modern Western creations. It’s the perfect chance for you to explore and develop your artistic potential.

Three types of Master Classes will be offered on each day during the Festival*:

14 April (Friday)
Fire Dragon miniature
Creative acrylic painting^
Western calligraphy
15 April (Saturday)
Floral plaque
Creative acrylic painting^
Graffiti tote bag
16 April (Sunday)
Dough figurines
Creative acrylic painting^
Traditional paper cutting

*Master Classes are suitable for children and young people aged 15 or below. Participants are required to register and redeem tickets in advance at the Registration Area in "DIY Together" Zone. All classes are available on a first-come-first-served basis and tickets will be distributed in sequence.
^Creative acrylic painting workshop participants will reproduce one of the masterpieces of the Louvre collection - "Venus de Milo" in bas-relief using acrylic colour and other mixed media.

DIY Together

DIY Together

This large-scale DIY workshop offers children and young people aged 15 or below the opportunity to explore their creativity through arts, sports and Easter-themed classes.

DIY Activities:
Art Themes Holiday Themes Sports Themes
1. Sand art bottle
2. Fabric flower
3. Umbrella drawing
4. Dream catcher
5. Leather animal
6. Wristband
7. Kaleidoscope
8. Alphabet decoration
9. Ladybug windmill
10. Easter egg
11. Animal party crown
12. Fingerprint drawing
13. Happy tambourine
14. Candle holder
15. Beeping Owl
16. Pop-up Card
17. Maraca
18. Mini basketball
19. Fingerboard
20. Handmade Soap

*DIY workshops are for children and young people aged 15 or below. Participants are required to register in advance at the Zone. DIY workshop sessions are available on a first-come-first-served basis and tickets will be distributed in sequence.

Kiddiland

Kiddiland

Seven different bouncy and skills games invite kids to explore their sporting potential while having lots of fun!

Mini games*:

  1. Jurassic Park
  2. Kid 'z' Fit
  3. Kiddiestriker
  4. Air Shooting
  5. Giant Bowling
  6. Mini Golf
  7. Inflatable Maze

*Individual games may have height requirements.

Pursuit of a Football Dream

Pursuit of a Football Dream

Exciting footballing activities for families and friends. Inspired by the team spirit of "Riding High Together", let’s have fun and enjoy football together.

Activities*:

  1. HKJC Soccer 4^ – a tournament for young football enthusiasts. Outstanding players will be invited to take part in a short training course and 4 players will have the opportunity to train at Manchester United's training base in the UK
  2. Family Football Fun^ – parents will join their children as coaches and show what teamwork is all about
  3. Let's Play Mini-Soccer - Learn and enjoy playing football with coaches from the Manchester United Soccer Schools. Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel will play football with children on 14 and 15 April
  4. Free Kick Challenge – test your free-kick skills in a challenge that emphasises power and accuracy

*Individual games may have age or height requirements.
^Enrolment is necessary

Let's Play Mini-Soccer

Let's Play Mini-Soccer

Learn and enjoy playing football with coaches from the Manchester United Soccer Schools.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel will play football with children on 14 and 15 April.

Freestyle Football Performance

Freestyle Football Performance

Lyson Sze, a former Hong Kong representative in the Freestyle Football World Cup and Hong Kong's first professional freestyle football performer, turns the pitch into a stage - not only demonstrating his considerable talent, but also interacting with you! See Performance Schedule.

Inflatable World

Inflatable World

Different inflatable games give parents and their children the chance to show off their skills and courage!

Inflatable Games*:

  1. Bouncy Worm
  2. Blue Wave Slider
  3. Happy Land
  4. New Bouncy Castle
  5. Sea World
  6. Blue Curve Bouncy Slider

*Individual games may have height requirements.

Let's Take 3D Photos

Let's Take 3D Photos

Arts and culture is the theme of this year's 3D Trick Art, and we invite you to get creative in coming up with the best angles for your souvenir photos.

Let's Admire Mini Sculptures

Let's Admire Mini Sculptures

Be inspired by the display of close to 1,000 mini sculptures made during the setting of the Guinness World Record for “The Largest Sculpting Lesson”. In addition to admiring the creativity of the students who made them, you can also take photos with the sculptures.

*The zone is available on 15-16 April only.

Drawing and Face Painting Fun

Drawing and Face Painting Fun

Face painting and caricature artists will showcase their talent with fun caricatures on paper and aesthetic designs on your face.

*Quota for face painting and caricature drawings is limited.

Share Your Loving Heart

Share Your Loving Heart

Renowned cross-media artist Simon Ma's large-scale "Loving Hearts" installation will warm the heart! All are welcome to interact with the different-sized inflatable hearts and share their snaps with loved ones.

Snapshot with Shetland Ponies

Snapshot with Shetland Ponies

Parents and children can pose for pictures next to our super-cute Shetland ponies!

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Dance with the Fire Dragon

Dance with the Fire Dragon

The Tai Hang Fire Dragon normally only appears at Mid-Autumn Festival, so don't miss this chance for a picture.

Manchester United Legend Sharing Session

Manchester United Legend Sharing Session

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel shares his thoughts and gives advice to parents on "How to Become the Positivity Backing for Your Children".

Freestyle Football Performance

Freestyle Football Performance

Lyson Sze, a former Hong Kong representative in the Freestyle Football World Cup and Hong Kong's first professional freestyle football performer, turns the pitch into a stage - not only demonstrating his considerable talent, but also interacting with you! See Performance Schedule.

Riding High Together for a World Record - Largest Sculpting Lesson

Riding High Together for a World Record - Largest Sculpting Lesson

Over the past 2 years, we have successfully broken the world record for "Largest Fingerprint Painting" and "Longest Paper Chain of Cheering Messages". This year, we're striving even harder to promote arts and culture. Nearly 1,000 participants from non-governmental organisations, primary and secondary schools will attempt to set another Guinness World Records title for "Largest Sculpting Lesson". Under the tutelage of renowned sculptor Mr. Johnson Tsang, participants will work with clay to create their own sculptures. All are welcome to witness this amazing feat! See Performance Schedule.

Rope Skipping World Champions Performance

Rope Skipping World Champions Performance

The Hong Kong Rope Skipping Team, medal winners of gold, silver and bronze of various disciplines in the 2016 World Rope Skipping Championships, will showcase their skills in a thrilling performance. Duration: 20 minutes. See Performance Schedule.

Cross Country Demonstration

Cross Country Demonstration

Inside Penfold Park, 6 local equestrian riders will demonstrate their cross-country skills on a specially-designed, 1200-metre-long course. Duration: about 20 minutes. See Performance Schedule.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Dressage Demonstration

Dressage Demonstration

The dressage show features horses and riders in a synchronised routine set to music - a stunning display of concentration, co-ordination and teamwork!
Duration: about 15 minutes. See Performance Schedule.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Show Jumping Demonstration

Show Jumping Demonstration

Hong Kong's equestrian athletes will present a fabulous show jumping demonstration at a venue originally used as the warm-up ground for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Equestrian Events. Duration: about 20 minutes. See Performance Schedule.

*Activities in Penfold Park will close 1 hour before the Festival ends, so please plan your Penfold Park visit earlier.

Unicycling Encounters

Unicycling Encounters

A daring mix of athleticism and art, this performance by members of the Unicycling Association of Hong Kong, China is not to be missed. You can also try out a unicycle for yourself – riding high together with your friends! See Performance Schedule.

Puppet Theatre

Puppet Theatre

Melodia, a creative "geeky" teenager, sets off an adventure accompanied by her friends. To find out what happens next, don’t miss this family show featuring a giant 4 metre puppet. Presented in Cantonese by The Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation - Jockey Club "Melodia" Theatrical Experience & Outreach Art Educational Programme. See Performance Schedule.

African Drum Jam

African Drum Jam

Packed with rhythm, song and dance, the "African Drum Jam" presented by the Jockey Club Street Music Series is a thrilling experience that will appeal to all ages. There will also be chances to join the drum circle and feel the power of the beat for yourself. An unforgettable experience! See Performance Schedule.