By The Nation
Tourism and Sports Minister Pipat Ratchakitprakan, as the chief organiser of the event, said that HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendira Debyavati will preside over the opening ceremony, while HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya will demonstrate her horseback riding skills as well as initiate a light-and-sound multimedia presentation.
This year the competition is being organised at an international level with competitors from Thailand, other countries in Asia, and the Middle East entering the fray in five categories – dressage, jumping, eventing, best farrier and best groom.
The dressage, jumping and eventing categories will be contested under the rules and regulations of both the International Federation for Equestrian Sports) and the Thailand Equestrian Federation. Rules and regulations for the best farrier and best groom competitions are set by the event’s organising committee.
Spectators can savour food and a variety of products from a market, which will be open from November 22-24.
The event will be held from November 19-24 from 8am to 9pm at the Royal Stable Unit and the Royal Horse Guard in Bangkok.
Officials said those interested in witnessing the events should use public transportation, especially the BTS Skytrain to Sanam Pao Station, to avoid traffic jams.