China’s first Olympic rider
Learn why Chinese athlete Alex Hua Tian loves competing in Britain, share his passion for London and find out why he likes to get out of town and explore the British countryside.
Chinese Olympian Alex Hua Tian is the one to watch at the London 2012 Eventing where he’ll compete against the world’s best riders at historic Greenwich Park in London. With its spectacular riverside setting, World Heritage Site buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the famous Prime Meridian Line marking zero degrees longitude, it’s a special place to visit at any time.
Alex loves the hustle and bustle of the capital with its celebrated restaurants and nightlife, but he’s a country boy at heart. England’s rolling hills, the dramatic Scottish Highlands and Wales’ rugged coastline are all a short journey from London and the UK is packed with varied landscapes to explore. Visit Badminton House in Gloucestershire, where Alex competes at the Badminton Horse Trials and discover thousands of castles, stately homes and historic houses across a land where the scenery is varied, the culture is fascinating and the welcome is warm.