Wednesday Video: The Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Center

Here’s an awesome between-the-ears tour of an incredible venue.

The first weekend of May isn’t just a Derby weekend. It also marks the highly anticipated return of the Longines Global Champions Tour to China. The third stop of the 2024 season will take place from May 3rd – 5th at the Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Centre , along the Huangpu River.

The Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Centre is a purpose-built stadium that covers an area of 34,000 square meters and spans a sprawling 84,600 square meters over five floors. It’s located in the city’s EXPO Cultural Park, is China’s first permanent professional equestrian venue, and has some really incredibly amenities. According to Longines, “At the center of the venue is an Olympic sized main arena with over 4,000 seats in addition to a media center, live broadcasting center, horse clinic, and more. The venue also features an indoor arena and permanent stables. In addition to competition areas, the Shanghai Juss International Equestrian Centre is home to the International Equestrian Academy, featuring 8,000 square meters for teaching, meeting, and exhibition as well as the International Horse Art Centre. The venue is also home to the International Jockey Club which features fine dining, a library, beauty centre, kids centre, and recreation facilities.”

The venue will host the top show jumpers and horses from across the globe. Needless to say, it’s pretty freaking rad. Check out this between-the-ears view from Instagrammer @edwinatopsalexander: