Festival of Borderland Cultures - 'Hucul horse in the culture of East Carpathian Mountains'

2013-07-26

On 7 July a Festival of Borderland Cultures - "Hucul horse in the culture of East Carpathian Mountains" was held in Rudawka Rymanowska in podkarpackie voivodeship. The event inaugurated the "Polish - Ukrainian Center of Breeding and Promotion of Hucul Horse" project being implemented by Experimental Division of the Institute of Zootechnics - The State Research Institute Odrzechowa (Poland) - the lead partner, the Science-manufacturing Association „Plemkonecentr" in Sołoczyn (Ukraine) and the Regional Association of Horse Breeders in Rzeszów. Film about the event at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMjzu4QQrdw

The festival promoted common, Polish-Ukrainian program of protection and reconstruction of the Hucul horse population in border regions. The programme of the event included a presentation of pastoral culture of Lemkos, Bojkos and Huculs as well as display of hucul horses. In addition the festival was made atractive by music performances of groups from Poland and Ukraine.

More about the project and the festival photo gallery at www.huculy-polska-ukraina.eu

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