Dubai Int’l Arabian Horse Championship and Fair opens

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Dubai Int'l Arabian Horse Championship and Fair opens

Dubai Int’l Arabian Horse Championship and Fair opens

(Dubai) – H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance inaugurated the 13th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship together with the 12th edition of the Dubai International Horse Fair, which have developed into core international events, supporting a thriving equine industry in the UAE and wider Middle East.
The events run until 19th March 2016 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Ziad Abdullah Galadari, Chairman, Higher Organising Committee of Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, said, ” We thank Sheikh Hamdan, for his ongoing patronage and support of the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship and Dubai International Horse Fair, which are now the ultimate arena for the equestrian industry. Over the years, Dubai has captured the world’s attention as one of the premier destinations for equine excellence with a rich history of Arabian horses, which goes back centuries. These events are highly anticipated fixtures on the annual calendar among horse experts, owners, breeders and the broader community.”

Held over three days, the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship is a showcase and competition of the heritage, beauty and agility of the world’s finest Arabian horses, with prize money of US$ 4 million (AED 15 million) while the Dubai International Horse Fair is firmly established as the region’s leading equine exhibition with more than 200 exhibitors and brands from 20 countries.
Dubai International Horse Fair brings together prominent brands and companies specialising equestrian equipment, services and care products as well as owners, breeders, stables, clubs, veterinarians, and professional and leisure riders.
This year the event welcomes exhibiting companies and brands from across the globe including Bahrain, Oman, Spain, France, Germany, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Egypt, Slovenia, Taiwan, Canada, United Kingdom and United States. New participating countries include Iceland and Kyrgyzstan.
Leading international and local companies and brands exhibiting a range of products and services to the burgeoning equine industry in the Middle East include: Ajman Stud, Al Hawajer Stud, Dubai Arabian Stud, Dubai Equine Hospital, Jebel Ali Racecourse, Mandara, Royal Cavalry and Shadwell Stud among others.
(Courtesy WAM)