Havana Equestrian Club to host horse auction in 2017

Posted: 16-Aug-16 12:31

The Havana Equestrian Club has been training elite horses for decades and since 2009 holds an auction featuring some of their best specimens for interested buyers. In February 2017, this event will repeat itself and the institution will auction 33 Dutch Warmblood horses, after showing visitors the physical condition and skills of each animal they will bid upon.

Havana Equestrian Club to host horse auction in 2017

Lenin Park, in the outskirts of the Cuban capital city, will be the venue of an elite horse auction to take place in the island. Located there, the Havana Equestrian Club will host the event showcasing all jumping horses from 12th-15th February 2017. This famed auction has been taking place since 2009, and now sees its eighth edition where 33 Dutch Warmbloods will go to the highest bidder.

Twenty trained and thirteen untrained Dutch Warmbloods will find a new home after the auction. The event organizers have stated that all possible buyers who visit the island will be able to assess the skills of the animals, which have been carefully trained by horsemen of the National Horse Riding School. Each specimen will be presented a few days before bidding begins so that visitors can knowingly choose judging on horses' appearance and physical condition after they perform in small test designed to show their quality.

This edition faithfully reflects the results of all the hard work Cuba has put into developing equestrian activity. Thanks to the efforts and dedication of many specialists and professionals, over seventeen horse breeds are now born and trained in the island. Some of the purest breeds include Arabian, American quarter horses and local species Cuban Pinto, Cuban Paso, Criollo de trote and Patibarcino, in addition, of course, to the excellent Dutch Warmbloods.

The Havana Equestrian Club has spent decades concentrating all their efforts on taking care of these excellent specimens and training them. The centre possesses ample stables with 115 horses and counts with expert staff and the nation's best jockeys. The grounds also comprise a comfy countryside motel, a shop selling equestrian articles and a restaurant offering typical Cuban cuisine.

In order to offer all attenders an amazing show, the Havana Equestrian Club counts with the assistance of several cultural programmes that will guarantee showings and sales of arts and crafts, horse riding souvenirs, Cuban music CDs and other typical national products. Sponsored by commerce company Alcona and travel agency Ecotur S.A., the auction will donate all the profits to the National Genetic Equine Programme, the development of horse riding for therapeutic purposes and other projects looking to preserve equestrian breeds in the country. The auction will once again show Cuba's potential in the equestrian field and be a testament to the growth of pure-blood horse breeding and development in the island.


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