Mr. Sura-At Narongrit, the Secretary to Hua Hin Mayor, has informed us that Horse Riding Association is cooperating with Hua Hin Municipality, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Hua Hin Horse for Rent Club to hold 1st Hua Hin – Cha am Horse Festival 2009, Endurance Classic on the beach during July 11-12, 2009.
This horse festival is to promote local tourism and it is the first time in Hua Hin that horse riding festival is held. In the festival will participate over 100 horse riders who will attract many equestrian spectators and tourists. Moreover this event is regarded as the festival for families doing activities together, promoting local tourism. Hua Hin – Cha am beach is said to be unique place for horse riding on the beach, and it can be promoted as international racing as well.
In the races will participate 3 groups of horse riders; 1) local group consists of Thais and foreigners living in Thailand, 2) regional group consists of riders from Malaysia including neighboring countries, 3) international countries group including riders from EFT. The competition will be divided into 4 types; 1. Endurance 80 km, 2. Endurance 40 km, 3. Endurance 20 km, 4 VIP 3 km. (on the beach). The route for racing is 20-80 km. long with beautiful panorama of Hua Hin on both sides, beginning from the beach in front of Dusit Thani Hotel along the beach. During the event, there will be other activities such as horse jumping, child’s polo on horse’s back demonstration, sport cars show, booths for selling and other games. Please call Horse Riding Association of Thailand tel. 0-2615-0351 for more information.
Reported by Khun Tuck Dechapanya
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