On September 19th, ‘2015 Beijing International Polo Open - Expo of China & Argentina Horse Industry’ ended perfectly in Yan Qing, Beijing. The Expo was held by Beijing Qi Ji Times Tourism and Culture Development Company (Qi Ji Company) which is a subsidiary company of Beijing BeiAo Group Corp., Ltd. (BeiAo Group Corporation). China won against Argentina by the heavy score of 6 to 1and got championship of this Polo Open. Mr. Aiqing Li, Chairman of Beijing State-owned Assets Management Co., Ltd. (BSAM); Mr. Yinghui Guo, Vice Present of BSAM; Mr. Xiaonan Wu, Vice Present of BSAM and Mr. Haifeng Xia, General Manager of BeiAo Group Corporation presented the above-mentioned activities.
Before the final, a signing ceremony about ‘The settling of Chinese Polo Horses Fostering and Training Base in Beijing International Horse Culture Industry Park’ was held by Beijing Horse Industry Association and Qi Ji Company. Mr. Gaofeng Yue, Sectary-General of Beijing Horse Industry Association and Mr. Haifeng Xia, both General Manager of BeiAo Group Corporation and Chairman of Qi Ji Company signed documents on behalf of both parties. Mr. Aiqing Li, Mr. Yinghui Guo and Mr. Xiaonan Wu witnessed the signing ceremony.
From September 14th to 19th , ‘2015 Beijing International Polo Open -Expo of China & Argentina Horse Industry’ was hosted by Yan Qing People’s Government, organized by Yan Qing Sports Bureau and Beijing Sun Shine Times Polo Sports Company (Sun Shine Times Company), co-organized by Beijing Horse Industry Association and Qi Ji Company, supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of China, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries of Argentina, Embassy of the Republic of Argentina in China, Beijing Sports Bureau and Beijing Tourism Development Committee.
Qi Ji Company was founded by BeiAo Group Corporation and Sun Shine Times Company in 2012. As the operating and managing organization of Beijing International Horse Culture Industry Park, Qi Ji Company is committed to create the Park to be the first creative and comprehensive industry center which is with the theme of horse culture and includes culture, tourism, sports and commerce. At the same time, for the sake of expanding new domain of horse culture, with the brand advantage of six-year ‘Beijing International Polo Open’, Qi Ji Company creates a brand new industrial type which is in highlights of Polo and with a theme of horse.
Polo, originated from Han Dynasty and thrived in Tang and Song Dynasty, was called ‘Cuju’ during that time. Afterwards, it was introduced into the U.K. from India and then spread to the whole world. Nowadays, there are more than 80 countries developing Polo. ‘Beijing International Polo Open’ was introduced by Beijing Sports Bureau in 2009 and enjoys great honor in global Polo community. It was the first international Polo event held by government and treated as the weathervane of China’s Polo event development.