Equestrian Sport

Newsletter # 20 (434) July 5, 2011
On July 12, 2011 the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of the Republic of Belarus is issuing 3 stamps and a souvenir sheet from the series Equestrian sport.
Historical reference: Equestrian sport began to develop in Belarus after the creation of the first horse-riding school in Gomel in 1957. In 1958 its branch was opened in the village of Ratomka in Minsk region.
Equestrian sport includes jumping (overcoming obstacles), dressage (training of a horse to a high level) and a three-day event (dressage, cross-country riding and show jumping). In 1997 a new equestrian sport — endurance riding and in 2008 — equestrian vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) appeared in Belarus. Horse racing is the equestrian competitions for the fastest riding on a racetrack.
The republican equestrian championships are held in Belarus every year, from 1994 — also World Cup round of dressage and horse jumping and from 1995 — International three-day event competitions.
In 2004 at the Olympic Games in Athens the Republic of Belarus for the first time was presented as an independent state in classical equestrian event — dressage.
Designer of the stamps: Anna Starovoitova. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: comb 14: 141/4. Size of the stamps: 40x28 mm. Sheet composition: 8 stamps & 1 coupon. Size of the sheets: 150x110 mm. Print quantity: 104.000 stamps each.
Letter H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
No. 882
Horse racing
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No. 883
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No. 884
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Souvenir sheet No. 83
No. 885
Dressage. Half-pass
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Designer of the souvenir sheet: Anna Starovoitova. Printing: offset. Colour: multicoloured. Paper: chalk-surfaced, gummed. Perforation: frame 141/4: 14. There is 1 stamp in the souvenir sheet. Size of the stamp: 28x40 mm. Size of the souvenir sheet: 90x60 mm. Print quantity: 20.000 souvenir sheets.
Letter P is equal to the air-mail tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad.
Colour of the postmark — black.
Special postmark and FDC designed by A. Starovoitova.
Special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the post office of Ratomka (Minsk region) on the stamps and the souvenir sheet issuing day.
Maximum cards will be issued too.

 # 18 (432) 29.06.2011 | Postage stamps of 2011# 22 (436) 18.07.2011

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