Alex appears on the cover of Manual of Horsemanship in China
The Manual of Horsemanship, which has been the basic teaching material for generations of British riders, was published in China for the first time late 2009. It is the first foreign manual on horsecare to be translated for the the growing market of enthusiasts and professionals in China. Britain's leading equestrian publication Horse and Hound reported on its website:
"Published by China Agricultural University, the cover photograph features Horse & Hound blogger Alex Hua Tian competing at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials earlier this year, where he was placed 7th and 12th, and awarded the "Best U21" prize."I was thrilled to be invited to appear on the cover," said Alex, who trains in the UK. "The Manual of Horsemanship really is the bible of horsemanship — my mother still has hers which was published in the 1960s!" This year, Alex became the first Chinese rider to qualify for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. His success has created huge excitement in his home country, and is fostering a growing Chinese fan base for equestrianism."