Qualifying Rounds of Katara International Arabian Horse Festival conclude successfully
Spectacular closing ceremony for the Title Show to be held on 6th February
The fourth day of the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF) held under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani witnessed the successful conclusion of the qualifying rounds of the Title Show yesterday. The competing mares and stallions (7 years and older) were indeed in a class of their own, displaying their majestic splendor. They left the spectators spellbound. Despite the foggy weather conditions, the prestigious Title Show continued to draw many visitors and equine enthusiasts. The Championship round of the Title Show will be held on 6 February as the finalists of the different classes compete.
Several dignitaries, including HE Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Justice and Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs; HE Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Minister of Finance; and heads of diplomatic missions from Algeria, Serbia, Republic of Korea, Republic of Albania, Republic of Uruguay, and the Central African Republic, attended the event. His Excellency Prof. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Katara International Arabian Horse Festival, honored the sponsors of the festival for their support and partnership.
Mr. Bader Mohammed Al-Darwish, Title Show Manager and Secretary-General of the Asian Equestrian Federation, commented on the outstanding performances of the horses owned by Al Shaqab (member of Qatar Foundation), Al Jasmiya Stud, Al Nasser stud, Al Rayyan stud, and the Al Shahaniya Stud (owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani). He pointed out that the horses were undoubtedly world-class. He also noted with happiness that the Title Show had attracted the participation of several studs and individual owners from Qatar in the very first edition of KIAHF.
The Festival has featured several attractions, including art exhibitions, 3D paintings, an equine-related postal stamp exhibition, and various entertainment activities. Besides the incredible show of the competing Arabians, visitors can look forward to a grand closing ceremony and a ‘surprise show’. Activities for the final day will include an auction by Qatar-based auction house, AlBahie. The auction house has been featuring several equine-related works of art, titled ‘Al-Aseel,’ created by international artists.
The sponsors of KIAHF 2021 include Nasser Bin Khaled Group- the diamond partner; the platinum partner – Qatar Insurance Group; the exclusive banking partner – Al Ahli Bank; the telecom partner – Vodafone; the diamond partner – Ali Bin Ali; the media partner – Alkass, the official airline partner – Qatar Airways, and the social media partner – Qommunication.
Results for 5th February
Mares 7-10 Years Old (Class 8A)
1st place: Galerida, owned by Al Dana Al Meslemani – Al Thumama Stud, 92.75 points
2nd place: Fattam Al Nasser, owned by Al Asayel Stud, 92.42 points
3rd place: Mounira J, owned by Kaheel Stud, 91.75 points
Mares 7-10 Years Old (Class 8B)
1st place: NOFT ALNAYFAT, owned by Shiekh Jassim bin Khalifa H A AL-Thani, 94.17 points
2nd place: BAVIERA HVP, owned by Sheikh Al Qaqa bin Hamad Kh H Al Thani, 92.67 points -won by move
3rd place: AIJANA, owned by Al Shaqab – Member of QF, 90.25 points
Mares 11 Years Old & Over (Class 9)
1st place: Rihab Al Nasser, owned by Al Nasser Stud – Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani, 93.17 points
2nd place: Piacenza, owned by Al Shahania Stud, 92.83 points
3rd place: Wasa, owned by Nasser Mohammed Al Hajri, 92.17 points
Stallions 7-10 year old (Class 11)
1st place: Sundown K.A., owned by Shiekh Jassim bin Khalifa H A AL-Thani, 94 points
2nd place: Falah Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab – Member of QF, 92.17 points
3rd place: EKS Mansour, owned by Al Shahania Stud, 91.92 points
Seniors 11 Years Old & over (Class 12)
1st place: Fadi Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab – Member of QF, 91.75 points
2nd place: Al Milan, owned by Nasser Mohammed Al Hajr, 90.83 points
3rd place: Om El Sanadeed, owned by Al Reeh Stud, 90.5 points – won by type