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15:04 Lima to host National Horse Competition
 
Lima, Apr. 14 (ANDINA). Lima will host a new edition of the National Horse Competition Caballo de Paso Peruano, which brings together the finest Peruvian specimens in different contests seeking to assess the current state of that species as well as promote its knowledge.
Peruvian horses. Photo: ANDINA / Rubén Grández
Peruvian horses. Photo: ANDINA / Rubén Grández


The National Horse Competition will be carried out from April 19 to 26 in Mamacona Exhibition Field in Pachacamac, a province 30km from Lima.

The competition involves the horses being paraded around the field by their proud owners, the equally elegant chalánes, traditionally dressed all in white, with an embroidered poncho, a white straw sombrero and a red handkerchief tied at the neck.

The event’s official judge will be Juan Manuel Rizo Patron Barua. Anibal Vasquez Nacarino and Jose Miguel More Alva will act as alternate judge and general commissioner, respectively.

The Peruvian "Caballo de Paso", is a sub equine breed, originate of Peru, descending of the barbican Cordovan horse that the Spaniards brought in the conquest of Peru (1532).

They were breed when crossing the Peruvian deserts, originating not to have a characteristic walk like the common horse, moving simultaneously the front and back paw of the same side (to amble).

The finest ones are those that are able to have a four-step timing.

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Date: 14/04/2009
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