Abu Dhabi: The region’s largest annual event dedicated to the sectors of hunting, equestrian and the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage, the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian (ADIHEX) has revealed that it will add ADIHEX 2022 Arabian Horses Auction – Speed Races to this year’s event.
The one-of-a-kind event will witness participation from a wide range of regional companies specialized in the production of riding supplies, trailers, horse boxes, horseshoes, saddles, horse bridles, nutritional supplements and feed, horse riding clothes and shoes, as well as equestrian skills schools.
The event is also expected to attract horse lovers of all age groups with special features at the venue.
EMIRATES ARABIAN HORSE SOCIETY
A regular participant at the event, the Emirates Arabian Horse Society (EAHS) is considered an important and active partner in the features and activities of this important sector.
This year, EAHS will collaborate with Emirates Falconers Club to organize Arabian Horses Auction – Speed Races, where about 20 to 30 horses will be auctioned by Arabian horse breeders and owners in addition to those interested in acquiring elite flat race horses.
During the exhibition, the EAHS will organize several educational lectures on the equestrian sector platform revolving around EAHS’ registration services, the horse feeding system, the conditions for registering the Arabian horses, and the characteristics of the Desert Arabian horses.
The EAHS pavilion at ADIHEX will showcase the chronology of its history and origins, the first Arabian Horses Electronic Studbook in the Middle East, the EAHS’ services, a small museum of its most prominent collection, statistics for breeders, owners and stables of Arab horses registered in the UAE, a photo gallery of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a chronological photo gallery of the purebred Arabian horse beauty contests, and rare heritage articles on the Arabian horses, in addition to a display screen of the purebred Arabian horse contests organized and supervised by the EAHS over the past seasons, small platforms for displaying horse saddles, and a corner for live Arabian horse drawing sessions.
The upcoming ADIHEX edition will witness a wide regional and international participation in the equestrian sector.
As thousands of horse-riding enthusiasts are waiting for companies and brands to showcase the latest products, the finest clothes and equipment that help develop their skills and teach their children to practice this heritage sport, as well as their eagerness to participate in the specialized workshops and attend the live performances.
For decades, Emiratis have been known for their interest in horses as one of the most prominent elements of connection with the Arab values. Over ages, this interest has developed to be linked to the national identity and authenticity of belonging by knowing the ancient breeds that, in their lineage, returned to Arab origins.
The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was interested in acquiring the best breeds of purebred Arabian horses. Based on his extensive experience and knowledge, Sheikh Zayed believed that it was a cause of goodness, optimism, and serenity of soul.
He encouraged holding and organizing horse races in the Emirates and other countries around the world. To this day, French horse owners still owe thanks to Sheikh Zayed for the entry of purebred Arabian horses into the French tracks since 1994, specifically the city of “Chantilly”, and from there, it moved to other racetracks across Europe.