20TH SHARJAH INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL 2019

Mohamed Dekkak attends 20TH SHARJAH INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL 2019

Mohamed Dekkak attended another exciting competition just held on 6th up to 9th of March, 2019 of the Arabian Horse Festival with the leadership of the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah. It was held at Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club in Sharjah. Around 359 pretty and magnificent Arabian Horses coming from 10 countries(United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, China), joined to win the championship.

Mohammed Dekkak said, “With this festival, it was spectacular to experience the exhibitions of these Arabian Horses. It was thrilling to see their beauty. “

The Arabian Horse.

4,500 years ago, Arabian horse resembles through archaeological evidence of horses in the Middle East. Arabian horse originated on the Arabian Peninsula. It is considered as one of the most recognizable breeds in the world due to its distinctive and head shape. History speaks, the breed of the Arabian horses were due to its physical endurance, speed, and refinement.

It has the endurance to be ridden on and connect with their owners. It is considered to be a part of Top Ten in the world horse breeding. The original land of origin is Middle East Asia. The world considered it as a versatile breed and found anywhere in the world. They are also popular in the United Kingdom, Europe, South America specifically Brazil, Canada, United States.

Mr. Mohamed Dekkak quoted, “The Arabian Horses are used to be part of the trading and war during the old times. Nowadays, they are spread in the whole world and also used as Royal horses in Europe, with its majestic discipline.”

THE FESTIVAL

This event of Four Days commemorating as the 20th Festival for Arabian Horses 2019, His Highness Sheik Dr. SULTAN BIN MOHAMMED AL QASSIMI, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, as the Chairman and Organizer. It was a Festival of showcasing the magnificent characters of the Arabian pure breed racing horses. The festival was annually celebrated locally and internationally. The Festival was sponsored by big numbers both private and public local organizations.

Sponsors

Sharjah International Airport, the official sponsor, Sharjah Airport Horse Handling, SASCO,   ANABEEB, AirArabia, DUFRY, Sharjah Sports Council, Alpha Group, Sharjah Sports TV, Arabian essenceTV, Arend Ellof Fine Arts and Sculptures, www.arendellof.com.

Artist at the Show

Arend Ellof

Arend Ellof Fine Arts and Sculptures, www.arendellof.com.

Mr. Arend Ellof, a world has known Sculptor and highly recommended by various well known industry. His exhibitions of his arts and sculptures around the world were amazing.

Mr. Mohammed Dekkak quoted, “Through Arend art piece speaks his heart and soul. I could see his passion of the noble horses. It was amazing to see these life size sculptures made by gold bronze and named Patina.”

THE HOST AND HISTORY OF THE SHARJAH INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL

In 1982, the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, created as the first equestrian club in the UAE. Under the leadership of His Highness Sheik Dr. SULTAN BIN MOHAMMED AL QASSIMI, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah initiated it. Location is Al Dhaid Road (Sharjah Airport Road) at Interchange 6, Sharjah.

In 1983, The First Race was a witness here in a 1,500-seat grandstand and the lot size is 3000 square kilometers. In Middle East Asia, it is fashioned to be one of the largest Indoors Horse riding facilities and boosts equestrian sports back centuries. Through the club, it sustains to encourage this sport in the UAE. The first constructed with global specifications was the Sharjah Race track. It provides Riding School and it is listed as one of the top training centers in the UAE. From Beginners and interested women, the club has suitable instructors. They have trained horses and ponies for all levels of riding. It showcases highborn and elevated progeny of Arabian horses and to encourage and increase the pedigree of noble horses.

In 1986, in the conference in Morocco, the club was the UAE representative and at the same time as considered as one of the members of the WORLD ARABIAN HORSES ORGANIZATION (WAHO) as stated by the directives of His Highness Sheik. Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council & Ruler of Sharjah. It organizes yearly Festivals of the Arabian Racing Horses.

In between 2000 and 2001, The first Sharjah Arabian Horse Festival was held successfully and until now continued to be yearly more successful due to its participants are increasing and keep the breeders and owners of the Arabian horses to be updated in keeping the studs here in Sharjah.

The first session was organized in Europe. The first launched was on 2009 here in the United Arab Emirates, by our Beloved Highness Shaik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs was the Chairman for the Emirates Arabian Horse Association and directed the Festival.

The General Manager of Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, Mr. Sultan Mohammad Khalifa Al Yahyaei thanked the Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi for his overflowing help for the Festival. He encourages the owners and breeders as participants of the big studs in the United Arab Emirates.

“The 20th International Sharjah Arabian Horse Festival was a great gateway to all breeders and owners in showcasing their breeds. It helps to gain more knowledge about the importance of the Arabian horse in History. It must keep the process until the next generations. The yearly festival will sustain the passion in Equestrian Sports.” told by Mr. Mohamed Dekkak.

 “RULES of THE CONDUCT at SHOW”

The Rules for Conduct at Show was based on European Arab Horse Show Commission Blue Book 2018. It contains the rules for the Show Organizers, Conduct of Halter Classes, Soundness, Disguising of Exhibits, Cruelty, Enforcement, Veterinary Matters and rules for the qualifications of the championship. It is under the affiliation no. 015-2019/UAE. Together with ECAHO Veterinary Regulations and ECAHO Rules for Medication has the rules for the horses to not have misuse drugs and relevant on veterinary matters, no diseases, with complete vaccinations.

Qualifications to have the Championship Places

Each qualifying horses are observed on how it displays jug, run, walk and stand with its graces performance and physical aspects of standard criteria. There were 8 Judges in the panel, they can nominate individually of each choice to give the gold, silver and bronze awards from the qualified Horses.

Participants:

359 Arabian Horses came from 10 countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, and China. China joined for the first time.

  1. Yearling Fillies Championship (Class 13)

GOLD 41 – D FANNANAH

Grey 02/01/2018 Reg.# UAE*18828

By: EXCALIBUR EA – ELLE FLAMENCA

Owner: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

Breeder: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

SILVER 2 – AJ AFKAR

Grey 24/04/2018 Reg.# UAE*18603

By: SHANGHAI EA – AJ ASYAD

Owner: SHAIKH ABDULLA BIN MAJID ALQASIMI

Breeder: AJMAN STUD

BRONZE 5 – TOFLAH AL ZOBAIR

Grey 14/04/2018 Reg.# UAE*18523

By: S.M.A MAGIC ONE – EMOZIONE AL VENTUR

Owner: SHEIKH ABDULLA BIN MOHAMMED ALI AL THANI

Breeder: SHEIKH ABDULLA BIN MOHAMMED ALI AL THANI

  1. Fillies Championship (Class 14)

GOLD 88 – A VISION MI

Chestnut 12/08/2016 Reg.# BA*11929

By: ALLEGIANCE MI – ALWAYS VALENTINE MI

Owner: SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN SAOUD AL QASIMI

Breeder: GREG, JULIE&JANE FARRELL, AUSTRALIA

SILVER 100 – RK SADEEM

Grey 01/03/2016 Reg.# UAE*18642

By: MAGID MONISCIONE – BV ESPECIALLY STIVANA

Owner: JAMAL MOHAMMAD SALEH AL BALOOSHI

Breeder: RASHED KHALED ALANZAN (SHAZIN STUD), SAUDI ARABIA

BRONZE 119 – D SEENEYYAH

Bay 01/01/2016 Reg.# UAE*15910

By: FA EL RASHEEM – ROYAL EMIRA

Owner: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

Breeder: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

  1. Mares championship (Class 15)

GOLD 180 – PEPITA

Grey 29/01/2005 Reg.# POL*3582

By: EKSTERN – PEPESZA

Owner: AKMAL STUD

Breeder: SK JANOW PODLASKI

SILVER 131 – GHALYAH AL HAWAJER

Chestnut 15/03/2015 Reg.# UAE*14097

By: FA EL RASHEEM – VALENTYNA F

Owner: DR. GHANEM MOHAMED OBAID AL HAJRI

Breeder: DR. GHANEM MOHAMED OBAID ALHAJRI 

BRONZE 151 – FS VENEZUELA

Bay 15/02/2013 Reg.# UAE*14272

By: VERVALDEE – FS MADELINE

Owner: KHALED GHANEM MUBARAK AL AMEIRI

Breeder: FRANK SPONLE, GERMANY

  1. Yearling Colts Championship (Class 16)

GOLD 211 – D NAYEL

Grey 13/01/2018 Reg.# UAE*18683

By: FA EL RASHEEM – D NAWAL

Owner: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

Breeder: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

SILVER 201 – AL ARYAM SHKLAAN

Grey 11/02/2018 Reg.# UAE*18046

By: EXCALIBOUR E.A. – AL ARYAM SHAKEERA

Owner: AL ARYAM ARABIANS STABLES

Breeder: AL ARYAM ARABIANS STABLES

BRONZE 214 – MAYSAM AL HAWAJER

Bay 10/01/2018 Reg.# UAE*17798

By: NASHMI AL HAWAJER – SHAGRA AL HAWAJER

Owner: DR. GHANEM MOHAMED OBAID AL HAJRI

Breeder: DR GHANEM MOHAMED OBAID ALHAJRI

  1. Colts championship (Class 17)

GOLD 273 – SAIF ALBIDAYER

Grey 12/02/2016 Reg.# UAE*17578

By: EXCALIBUR EA – NESJ EL MARKHISA

Owner: SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN SAOUD AL QASIMI

Breeder: SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN SAOUD AL QASIMI

SILVER 225 – EKS FARAJJ

Grey 15/06/2017 Reg.# BA*12021

By: IBN FARID – EKS BINT HELWAH

Owner: AL KHASHAB STUD

Breeder: ELKASUN ARABIANS – MR W. BROWN

BRONZE 254 – D BAREQ

Bay 01/01/2017 Reg.# UAE*17291

By: FA EL RASHEEM – ROYAL EMIRA

Owner: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

Breeder: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

  1. Stallions Championship (Class 18)

GOLD 318 – SUNDOWN KA

Grey 20/05/2013 Reg.# UAE# 19132

By: QR MARC – L SERENELLA

Owner: ALSAQRAN ARABIAN HORSE STUD

Breeder: KNOCKE ARABIANS

SILVER 328 – D KHATTAF

Chestnut 29/10/2012 Reg.# UAE*12214

By: ROYAL COLOURS – D JOWAN

Owner: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

Breeder: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD

BRONZE 336 – E.S. SARAB

Grey 25/02/2012 Reg.# UAE*11115

By: MARAJJ – MAHJESTY

Owner: SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN MAJID AL QASIMI

Breeder: SHEIKH ABDULLAH BIN MAJID AL QASIMI