The World Arabian Horse Forum ends in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi (Al Ittihad)
At the end of the work of the Twelfth International Purebred Arabian Horse Racing Forum, in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, the participants sent a letter of thanks to His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court. .
They confirmed that the vision, support and interest of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan had a great impact in supporting the Arabian horse, moving to the world ranks and paving the way for great successes, overcoming challenges and easing all difficulties, to support the Arabian horse’s journey and raised its status, encouraging owners and educators to increase production and participate in races, through a studied scientific vision, and the global forum that was held every year, and during 12 years, was one of those ways to achieve the goal, as a continuation of the path and approaches the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may peace be upon him.
The Forum culminated its work at the end of its sessions at the Dusit Thani Hotel, with a series of proposals, all aimed at promoting the Arabian horse in general, with the participation of 300 people and hundreds of experts, owners and breeders from around the world. of the world in all disciplines representing 90 countries.
The global forum was held under the auspices of the fourteenth edition of the Racing Festival of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and as part of the celebration of the 51st Union Day.
The sessions continued on the second day of the conference, starting at ten in the morning, with the fourth session entitled “Media and Public Relations”, moderated by Jonathan Horowitz, and attended by Debbie Burt, Tawfiq Muhammad, Derek Thompson, Abdullah Khalifa, Khaled Al Muhairi, Reynolds Villa, Fathi Akzima and Dart On improving the performance of this sport and the role of the festival in connecting people, educating and presenting Arabian horses through races and conferences.
The speakers concluded the need to convey information in the best way, and the balance between the media and public relations in order to share the truth, shed light on the Arabian horse and transmit their culture to new generations, through specialized channels, and among the recommendations was the continuation of seeing the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the growth of this sport.
Women ran the races in the fifth session, moderated by Lara Sawaya, about the challenges and difficulties they faced, the experiences they went through and the reasons for their success. Salha Al Ghurair, Dr Dalal Al Kathiri, Elizabeth Bernard, Celine Boubacher, Maitha Belabida Al Suwaidi, Madawi Al Qahtani and Mary Ong Burdett participated in the symposium.
The session featured a wide-ranging discussion on women’s participation, with speakers agreeing on the great role the global festival plays in empowering women in racing, supported by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Union of Women , President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation “Mother of the Emirates”.
Emirati women who participated in the symposium confirmed that their inspiration was Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the “Mother of the Emirates”, because she is the main advocate of women’s empowerment in various aspects, and women have proven themselves in the Emirates. and the Gulf.
The speakers unanimously agreed that the role of women is very important, and they are an effective pillar, despite the challenges and sufferings in their beginnings, to gain the respect and acceptance of their experts, and thanked the festival for bringing them together in this important forum under one roof. , and enabled them to participate in its activities.
On the other hand, Lara Sawaya thanked Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the “Mother of the Emirates”, pointing out that Her Highness’s support for equestrian sports was the motive for the participation of the first two knights from the Emirates, “the split of the pilgrims and Fatima. Al-Marri” in the first amateur race, together with sisters from Oman and Qatar, in the Netherlands.
The sixth session titled “Social Media in Spreading the Sport of Arabian Horse Racing” has ended, moderated by Omar Al-Jughaiman, with the participation of Khaled Al-Rahoumi, Muslim Qattan, Muhammad Al-Rawas, Abdullah Al-Hamiani, Alia Zaid Al-Otaibi and Gary Capwell.
Speakers agreed that there is a need to exchange ideas, attract young people to the sport of horse racing, develop tools through social media, invest in racing and conference opportunities and make them more influential in live image transmission to make the work more successful, and keeping up with by developing the content industry to deliver it to the recipient in an acceptable manner that keeps pace with the system interested in the Arabian horse industry. Authentic through all social media platforms and provides a unique database.
At eight o’clock in the evening, a reception was held for guests on the pool terrace of the Dusit Thani Hotel.
December 4 will witness the launch of the eighth edition of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Crown Jewel, with a prize of 5 million dirhams, at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.
The work of the World Arabian Horse Forum is broadcast live on the Yas Sports Channel, and enjoys a global following by posting race and conference news on the festival’s social networks.
The festival is supported and sponsored by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Archives and National Library, Principal Partner, Mubadala, Official Partner, National Feed Strategic Partner, Emirates Airlines, Official Carrier, and Etisalat, Official Partner. It is also sponsored by Al Masaood Nissan, Areej Al Amirat, Omeir Bin Youssef Travel and Yas Channel. , General Women’s Union, Viola Company, Emirates Association for Purebred Arabian Horses, Emirates International Village for Ability and Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.