CULTURE International equestrian festival kicks off in Northern China

CULTURE

International equestrian festival kicks off in Northern China

China Plus

06:51, June 30, 2019

71df87ce-5d38-421d-9191-1c2f0f3bb049.jpg

The 6th Inner Mongolia International Equestrian Festival kicks off in Hohhot on Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Photo: IC)

The 6th Inner Mongolia International Equestrian Festival, a four-month horse racing event, kicked off on Saturday in the autonomous region's capital, Hohhot.

Organizers say the equestrian festival will run from June to October and will feature various events, which includes 32 regular races such as equestrian games, polo matches, flat racing and endurance races.

"In addition to regular races, more than 1,000 traditional ethnic minority races will be held in 11 cities in Inner Mongolia. Jockeys and horses will participate in traditional skill competitions, handicap matches and other interesting races," said Li Zhiyou, the deputy director of Inner Mongolia Sports Bureau.

Horse racing is a popular sport in Inner Mongolia. As traditional sports of Mongolia, horse racing, wrestling and archery are regarded as "Three Games for Men".

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue