Hanwha’s youngest son, let’s draw a line in the equestrian world… “Players bear 100 million won when participating in AG”
It has been confirmed that the Korea Equestrian Association asked the players to decide whether to participate on the premise of ‘paying their own expense’ for the transportation cost of the horse in the process of selecting representatives for the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG).
On the 17th, an official from the Horse Riding Association said, “Through the board meeting on the 15th, it was decided to set the condition that the players must pay at least 100 million won for expenses such as transportation in order to participate in AG.”
This is due to the fact that the cost of 토토사이트transporting horses has increased more than before due to the nature of this event.
According to the association, the total cost of the event is estimated at up to 1.3 billion won, including transportation costs for horses. It has more than doubled from the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, which were about 500 million won.
This is because the Hangzhou AG Organizing Committee has entrusted the exclusive contract for air transport of horses to a German agency, so it has no choice but to use the route between Europe and Hangzhou to move horses to the competition venue.
The Organizing Committee does not allow the plan to first move the horses to Shanghai or Hong Kong, where there are flights that can transport horses, and then to Hangzhou, due to quarantine reasons.
An official from the association explained, “We looked into charter flights, but they say that the cost of charter flights alone is close to 900 million won.”
He added, “I will try to arrange it somehow even if (security) is only for the Jakarta and Palembang tournaments, but it is a difficult situation in reality.”
In addition, the association explained through a separate statement that financial difficulties were aggravated by Kim Dong-seon, the third son of the Hanwha Group, who is famous for his love for horseback riding, and distanced himself from the horseback riding world after a media report in March.
The association said, “After Chairman Park Seo-young was elected last year, a large number of executives from Hanwha Next were dispatched to the association, so the equestrians had high expectations.” , the Hanwha Group level also drew a line saying that it would not support it.”
In this regard, Hanwha Galleria said, “It is true that Kim has expressed a deep love for horseback riding, but he has never publicly disclosed or promised to support the association.”
Hwang Sun-won, president of the Korea Equestrian Association, said, “The Asian Games set the highest realistic goal for athletes while exercising.
He said, “I should have looked into this situation in advance, but the association announced it too late,” he said. “I hope the association will take a responsible attitude.”