Ireland is to help China establish its first billion dollar national equine facility in a deal that is expected to be worth US$50m to the Irish economy within next three years.
The project to develop a Tianjin-based horse racing and breeding industry was announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, who is in China on a trade mission.
It will be the first Chinese Government involvement with an overseas joint venture in horse racing and breeding.
About the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association ®An Authentic Kentucky Tradition
For over 200 years, the saddle horse has lived in the hills and valleys of many parts of Kentucky. Bred primarily by the mountain people for the demanding needs of farm life, the horse which had been secluded for many years became noticed and domesticated in the late 1980s. Originally known in the 1800’s in many parts of Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee as the “Kentucky Saddlin’ Horse”, for its smooth and quick ride around the plantations and settlements.