The last batch of 14,000 Games-Time ticket coupons for the Olympic Equestrian Events have been sold out, the Equestrian Company has announced today (1 August 2008). A total of 120,000 tickets have been sold for the equestrian events in Hong Kong.

“We are delighted with the enthusiasm shown by Hong Kong people for the equestrian events,” said the Equestrian Company’s Head of Games Services, Mr Tang Ho-kong. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the Olympic Games. Hong Kong people have enthusiastically supported the event to make it a sell-out success.”

Mr Tang reminded spectators to redeem their ticket coupons for the actual entry tickets as soon as possible. A free shuttle bus services will ferry spectators from University Station to the Sha Tin venue, and from Fanling Station to the Beas River venue. Spectators are urged to arrive at the venues one to two hours before the start of competition to ensure adequate time for shuttle bus transfer and security screening at entrance gates.

Live commentaries of the events at Sha Tin would be available in both Cantonese and English on specially-designated (FM) channels. Spectators can bring along a small, pocket-size FM radio (without a loud speaker) and earpiece to listen to the commentaries. At Beas River, English commentary will be available via the venue sound system. Spectators will not be allowed to turn on radios with speakers, as this will interfere with competition.