World Equestrian Sports Fair – “Equitana 2013” was held in the city of Essen (The Federative Republic of Germany) in this year’s March. To participate in the grand sport show, which biannually brings together the professionals of world’s horse industry, in pursuance of the Order of President of Turkmenistan, a delegation of our country was sent to Essen.

The main goal of our delegation’s participation in such a reputable exhibition is to form exchange of experience in the branch-associated spheres, to make familiar with innovations and achievements of the branch, to present Turkmenistan’s horse industry to the broad international audience and establish new business contacts in horse industry. From the beginning of the current year, the exhibition was the third in succession large horse show in Europe (the second one in Germany), in which Turkmenistan took part.

The “Equitania” exhibition is considered to be the most significant event in the equestrian sports world, which demonstrates the present-day conceptions of the horse industry and equestrian sports development. During nine days, the 17 pavilions (about 100 thousand sq m total area) of the exhibition complex of Essen were host various measures – meetings, ideas and proposals exchanges, negotiations, the contract-making processes, and ultimately, the evening horse shows in several riding halls with participation of renowned jockeys.

Some 850 exponents from scores of countries – producers of horse husbandry equipment, sport facilities, equipage, accessories, veterinary products, special transport vehicles, various, various groom-related goods and other high-acclaimed – took part in the show.

Of no less importance was the information constituent of the event, which was represented by wide selection of cognitive and training literature, assigned for nonprofessionals, and scientific and specialized publications – for professionals. At the same time, the exhibition has become a large trading floor of the branch. Major goal of “Equitana” – to unite these two trends and demonstrate vast potential of the horse industry and equestrian sports future development.   

Besides, the “Equitana” agenda included the issues of horse-breeding and grooming, horse training, organizing of hippodrome tests, and other equestrian sport events. Special section was devoted to the tourism industry. In this respect, there are sources in our country to be proud of, to attract experts, to delight the most exacting connoisseurs and worshippers of horse races.

In the frames of exhibition Turkmen specialists will conduct a series of meetings and consultations with foreign representatives of horse business on a broad range of issues related to cooperation in the sphere of improving the material-technical base of Akhalteke horse-farming, organizing equestrian sports, competitions, and horse travels.