Irish International Stand at China Horse Fair 14-16 October 2015

14th October 2015

China Horse Fair
L-R: Bing Zhu, Horseware Products; Xiaojing Yue, Enterprise Ireland; Elaine Hatton, Horse Sport Ireland; Ambassador of Ireland to the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Paul Kavanagh; Jennifer Zhou, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, Beijing; Charles O'Neil, CEO, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing; David Byrne, Enterprise Ireland.

Enterprise Ireland supporting Irish Equine Industry Links with China

A group of leading Irish equine companies supported by Enterprise Ireland will attend the China Horse Fair in Beijing from 14-16 October, 2015 following the success of last year’s event. 

Over 2,300 trade buyers from China’s top breeding, horse sports and leisure facilities attended the fair in 2014 and Irish companies are keen to establish a strong presence in the market.  The horse industry contributes in excess of €1.1 billion annually to the Irish economy and China is viewed as having major market potential with significant purchasing power. 

Home to 124,000 Irish sport horses, Ireland has an international reputation as an expert leader in the equestrian world.  This expertise has been harnessed by Irish equine companies to supply the whole spectrum - from nutrition, biotech and engineering to equipment, apparel and medicines.  Trade buyers from across China will have access to the comprehensive product range and services on offer from Irish suppliers, catering for the needs of horse owners, trainers, breeders and service providers.      

Enterprise Ireland companies participating at the China Horse Fair in Beijing include Connolly’s Red Mills who manufacture and brand performance horse nutrition and horse feeds; Horseware Products produce horse rugs, equestrian clothing and accessories; Bimeda develop and manufacture animal health products for horse owners and vets; Thoroughbred Remedies Manufacturing develop and manufacture nutritional feed supplements for horses.

Along with Enterprise Ireland, other participating state agencies include Horse Sport Ireland (HSI), the national governing body for equestrian sport in Ireland; Irish Horse Gateway (IHG), connecting the world to the Irish Horse Industry and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM), promoting Ireland as a centre of excellence for thoroughbreds.

To find out more, visit our website: www.enterprise-ireland.com

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China Horse Fair Irish Participant Websites

Connolly’s Red Mills www.redmills.com

Horseware Products www.horseware.com

Bimeda www.bimedaequine.com

Thoroughbred Remedies Manufacturing www.trm-ireland.com

Horse Sport Ireland www.horsesportireland.ie

Irish Horse Gateway www.irishhorsegateway.ie

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing www.itm.ie

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