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Chinese show they are keen to get in saddle

(China Daily)

14:54, October 30, 2011

A youngster hops on a horse as his mother looks on at the China International Horse Fair on Friday in Shanghai. Gao Erqiang / China Daily

SHANGHAI - Horses are becoming increasingly popular in China, as evidenced by the number of participants to the China International Horse Fair 2011 doubling from last year.

About 80 companies in the horse industry from 18 countries and regions are taking part in the fair, which started on Friday at the Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall.

The event, in its second year, is a combination of horse show, business opportunity and conference. It also hosts games.

More than 200 horses were being exhibited and more than 30,000 visitors were expected over its three days.

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