CHENGDU, China, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — From November 3rd to 5th, the 2017 CRCC Cup Master Grand Prix was held in Chengdu. The top-level equestrian competition was launched in Chengdu for the first time, during which fantastic moments were captured. It injected new energy into the development of sports in Chengdu, thus becoming a highlight for the city. Equestrian sports have been highlighted in the national policy multiple times and are now taking shape in Chengdu.
An Epitome of Local Culture
2017 CRCC Cup Master Grand Prix a Great Success in Chengdu
As the equestrian jumping competition, the highest level and the largest scale held in Southwest China, the 2017 CRCC Cup Master Grand Prix attracted a cohort of top-notch Chinese equestrians, including national champions. The Competition was also favored by the Olympic champions from German, Italy and Luxembourg.
“I wasn’t expecting such a full house during the three-day event. The audience was perfect,” said Liu Tongyan, a renowned Chinese equestrian. The attention from the local citizens and their good manners went high above the expectations of the players. According to the sponsor, thousands of people attended the scene and millions of netizens watched it live.
To the surprise of the players and guests, Chengdu is no stranger to equestrian sports. The sportswear of royal polo athletes in Tang Dynasty was made using Shu embroidery, and some remnants of Shu embroidery suits were found along the ancient Silk Road. At that time, the military commissioner and Chengdu official Guo Yingyi also organized a female polo team. Having heard about the story, the German champion Eva Portser said she would visit Chengdu again as a tourist even when no game is held.
The domestic and overseas guests were very pleased, a testament to the charm of the city. Chengdu has already host many international meetings and sports events, including some very important equestrian events. The International Equestrian Forum of West China, the Chengdu Dubai International Cup and other relevant events served as engines for the promotion of equestrian sports in Chengdu, igniting passion for fans and the general public. Equestrian sports, known for being graceful, continues to catch on in Chengdu, it manifests the pursuit for better life by the local people.
Chengdu, inheriting the Ba-Shu civilization and also developing its own culture, is now devoted to building itself into a