Global and regional players in the equine industry are set to converge at the 10th Dubai International Horse Fair and 11th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, which kick off tomorrow (Thursday 20th March). Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the events run until 22 March 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
As the region’s most lucrative platform for the Arabian equine industry, the Dubai International Horse Fair will bring together leading equestrian equipment companies, owners, breeders, stables, clubs, veterinarians, services and care products, professional and leisure riders and horse enthusiasts. The event will also provide several exciting activities for families and the general public including polo demonstrations, an equestrian-themed Art Gallery, Heritage Village and Horse Auction for Arabian Purebred Horses (Saturday 22nd March) among others.
The Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, which takes place alongside the Dubai International Horse Fair, is the most prestigious beauty competition for Purebred Arabian horses, from the very young to the elderly statesmen of the Arabian equine world. With prize money of USD4 million (AED15 million), the international Championship is set to attract strong attendance from equestrian enthusiasts. The event takes place over three days culminating in the Championship classes for the most exquisite horses.
Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “As the Dubai International Horse Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary it once again brings together major players in the region’s equine industry who will engage in significant trade. Additionally, the Dubai International Horse Fair and the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship has huge appeal for the general public, families, leisure riders and horse enthusiasts who can experience a fun and activity-filled weekend.