Much of what keeps Baguio’s tourism alive and literally kicking are the different horses that tourists ride, keep company, and take pictures with. Thus, Panagbenga Festival pays homage to the gentle horses with their very own day of celebration.
This year, the annual Pony Boy’s Day takes place at Wright Park on March 9 and gathers around 50 horses and their ranchers from different horse clubs within and beyond Baguio for a day of exhibition and interactive activities with tourists. Through horse race competitions, horse pageants, and parlor games, tourists and riders alike celebrate the festival with the city’s beloved creatures.
At the end of all the month-long festivities is a fitting culmination of Panagbenga Festival 2019: a colorful grand fireworks display at the Baguio Athletic Bowl. Indeed, the flowers are blooming for Baguio’s biggest Panagbenga Festival to date, and the only thing left is you among the crowd!