Aug 3, 2011

Myanmar introduces first equestrian tour

Myanmar Equestrian Federation (MEF) introduced the first-ever equestrian tour starting this month for locals as well as for tourists by selling the tickets, a local media reported Wednesday.

Aimed at attracting more tourists into the country, MEF and Ayeindamar Travels and Tours, the only local company that specialized in horse riding tour, signed the MoU for the move in March, the Yangon Times said.

The tour will cover Hmawbi in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, Aung Pan and Pintaya where tourists can take equestrain tour with tourist guides, horse trainers, extra horses provided.

A total of 10 tourist guides are being trained for first aid.

Tourists are mainly interested in culture tour, adventure tour and trekking tour in the country.

Foreign visitors especially those from Malaysia and South Korea have much interest in joining horse-riding clubs in Myanmar's Yangon and Mandalay for the purpose of taking relaxation.

The federation has arranged tame horses for fresh horse-riders.

The event helps create opportunity to revive horse-riding tour which is vanishing in Myanmar.

MEF, which was founded in 1991, has grabbed 15 medals -- five golds, five silvers and five bronzes -- from the international competitions since 1998.

Source: Xinhua