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Baotou given title of China Horse City

Updated: 2023-09-20


Baotou is named as a China Horse City. [Photo/Baotou Daily]

The prefecture-level city of Baotou – located in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – was awarded the title of "China Horse City" by the China Horse Industry Association on Sept 19.

It's expected that this will serve as a new starting point for Baotou. It will now aim to benchmark itself against internationally renowned equestrian cities and promote the wide-ranging development of its modern horse industry.

Efforts will be made to accelerate the establishment of a complete horse industry chain integrating product development, biomedicines and sports leisure in the city.

Additionally, Baotou will strive to build itself into a national core area, demonstration area and leading area for the development of the modern horse industry.

Emphasis will also be placed on promoting the integration of industries and creating a nationally influential horse-themed cultural tourism brand.

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An equestrian event takes place in Baotou. [Photo/Baotou Daily]

Baotou has made great progress in the equestrian industry in recent years. It boasts ample resources, a favorable geographical location and a rich equestrian culture. It is said that the conferring of this prestigious title recognizes Baotou's potential to become a hub for horse-related activities and industry development in China.

The local government is known to be committed to providing support and creating a favorable environment for the development of the horse industry. This includes implementing policies to attract investment, foster talent and enhance infrastructure. The expectation is that by capitalizing on its strengths and embracing innovation, Baotou will aim to become a renowned equestrian destination, attracting enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world.