Absorbing Peninsula Horse Show action continues with finest purebreds vying for top spots
The second day of the Arabian Peninsula Horse Show of the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF 2022) continued to provide absorbing action with the finest purebreds being displayed and vying for top prizes in various categories at the spectacular arena at Katara Esplanade on Thursday evening.
As many as 239 finest purebreds from five countries have entered for KIAHF 2022 Arabian Peninsula Horse Show which carries a total purse of QAR 3,093, 500 in addition to cars and other prizes.
The 11-day long KIAHF 2022 has a total prize-money of QAR 17,085,500 which also includes The Auction (Feb 7) and the prestigious Title Show Championships (Feb 9-12).
Commenting on the progress of the second edition of KIAHF, the Title Show Manager Bader Mohammed Al-Darwish, also President of the Qatar Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon Federation, praised the distinctive atmosphere and the large participation of horse owners in Qatar and the region.
Al-Darwish said: “The festival aims to support the ancient Qatari heritage in the field of equestrianism to spread it globally, and to enhance the status of the original and unique Arabian horses at the various local, regional and global levels.”
He added that the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF) is one of the largest sporting events in the field of equestrianism, stressing that the festival includes many activities which provides the event a distinctive character as it includes the competitions of the Arabian Peninsula Horse Show Championships, The Auction, and The Title Show, which is one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments in the region.
He pointed out that KIAHF is a wonderful experience and a distinctive blend of past, present and the future, and it is an important step to link the bonds of relations between the world of purebred Arabian horses and the general public who are looking forward to discovering everything that is distinctive, beautiful, diverse and interesting. He wished success to all participants at the festival.
In Thursday’s Arabian Peninsula Horse Show events, Sinan El Alya of El Alya Stud, and Theeban Al Rayyan of Al Rayyan Farm were adjudged as best in the Yearling Colts category.
D K’hailan of Dubai Arabian Stud in the Colts 2 Years Old (Class 5); Nibras Aljassimya of Aljassimya Farm in the Colts 3 Years Old (Class 6); Hessa Al Rayyan of Al Rayyan Farm in the Mares 4-to-6 Years Old (Class 7A); and Shahrazad Al Waab of Al Waab Farm in the Mares 4 to 6 Years Old – Class 7B were best in their classes respectively.
KIAHF Arabian Peninsula Horse Show Results (Thursday)
Yearling Colts – Class 4A
1. Sinan El Alya 91.33pts; 2. Sultan Al Sraiya 90.08pts; 3. Mothhel Al Fahed 89.67pts
Yearling Colts – Class 4B
1. Theeban Al Rayyan 91.38pts; 2. Shehab Al Farres 90.88pts; 3. Ghazal Al Jassasiya 90.69pts
Colts 2 Years Old – Class 5
1. D K’hailan 92.83pts; 2. Yazeed Al Rayyan 91.92pts; 3. Mutabahi Al Waab 91.58pts
Colts 3 Years Old – Class 6
1. Nibras Aljassimya 92.64pts; 2. Afas Al Rayyan 91.43pts; 3. Auf Al Shaqab 91.00pts
Mares 4 to 6 Years Old (Class 7A)
1. Hessa Al Rayyan 91.44pts; 2. Bidayat Ibn Salamah 91.25 (Higher score in type); 3. Barizzah Sharq 91.25pts
Mares 4 to 6 Years Old – Class 7B
1. Shahrazad Al Waab 92.69pts; 2. Gharafa Al Shaqab 91.81pts; 3. Juhayna Al Nasser 91.25pts