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PRIORITY 3 - Networking and people-to-people cooperation

Creation of Polish-Ukrainian Center of Breeding and Promotion of Hucul Horse

Lead PartnerExperimental Division of the Institute of Zootechnics – The State Research Institute Odrzechowa (Poland)

Partnership Science-manufacturing Association „Plemkonecentr” in Soloczyn (Ukraine)
The Regional Association of Horse Breeders in Rzeszów (Poland)

Total budget1 708 332,93 €

Programme Contribution1 537 499,64 €

Duration24 months

Measure3.1. Regional and local cross-border cooperation capacity building

Project ref. numberIPBU.03.01.00-18-751_11-00

The project is based on the Polish-Ukrainian cooperation in the area of raising and breeding the hucul breed horses which face extinction and the Polish - Ukrainian Center of Breeding and Promotion of Hucul Horse (PUCHiPKH) will be established. The project includes many different supporting activities, for example renovation of infrastructure (stables, paddocks), training of qualified personnel on methods and principles of conducting breeding of hucul breed horses, preparation of hucul trails to train horses and test their features, inventory headcount of hucul horses to provide new „fresh blood" specimens and many other.  "Polish-Ukrainian strategy of restitution of hucul horse in its natural habitat" shall be also elaborated and based on earlier common study. 

Project will also help to promote the common natural and cultural heritage of the East Carpathian nations, right breeding of hucul horses and their predispositions to the recreational, touristic and hypotherapy aims, as well as to promote touristic values of the area mentioned in the project. Thus some festivals are also planned within the project including Festival of Borderland Cultures - "Hucul horse in the culture of East Carpathian Mountains".