Marwari horses exported for first time, to serve in Bangladesh President entourage

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Marwari horses exported

Six Marwari horses have been exported from Jodhpur to Bangladesh where they will be used for carrying the cart of Bangladesh’s President.

Important facts

  • This is the first time that this native breed of horse has been exported from the desert.

  • These horses have been brought by the Bangladesh Police for the horse carriage of the President of Bangladesh.

  • All six horses are registered as 'Marwari Horses' of Bal Samand Lake Palace, governed by Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur.

  • The Animal Husbandry Department of the Central Government gave No Objection Certificate for the export of these horses, in which the export licence was granted by the Director General of Foreign Trade.

  • This will pave the way for more exports for Marwari breed as its demand is increasing in Germany, USA, UAE and other countries.

About  Marwari horse

  • The Marwari horse breed originated in the Marwar region of Rajasthan, where hot dry desert conditions present a unique ecosystem.

  • These are one of the finest horse breeds and are considered to be the most graceful and enduring of all horse breeds.

  • These horses are known for their grandeur, beauty, gait and other characteristics that many have said to be incomparable with any other horse breed on earth.

  • In 2009, Spanish businessman Mario Calcagno fell in love with the breed and tried hard to take them to Spain but failed.

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