GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Horse aficionados, youngsters and families will enjoy a range of attractions from the petting zoo to trick riding, heritage village, art gallery, horse auction and more 

The one-of-a-kind Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship is the region's most anticipated competition that judges the beauty and majesty of Arabian thoroughbreds

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018:  While Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF) gathers a host of global and regional equine industry players across the globe this week, aspirant horse riders of all ages, and families, are set to enjoy a range of entertainment and educational activities. Taking place from 15 - 17 March 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the event, now in its 14th edition, is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. Co-located with the event is the 15th  Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship. 

Pony rides, show jumping and grooming
Included in the equestrian performance line-up is pony show jumping that involves obstacle jumping usually with many turns and changes of direction. Youngsters eager to know what it's like to ride a horse, will have ample opportunity to do so at the show. This activity will be conducted by UAE Educational Equestrian & Poetry Club. Those who already own a horse will also have the chance to gain knowledge about horse care and therapies and the Club will teach horse riders how to clean, comb and prepare a horse for riding together with overall stable management. Younger children can look forward to story time sessions conducted by the club. 

Petting zoo
Al Aayan Stables will also host a “Fun Farm” petting zoo where children will have the opportunity to touch, feed and learn about various domesticated animals. The activity is a firm favourite each year and is set to delight children of all ages.

Animal rescue
In an effort to raise awareness around animal welfare and the dire need for public support in animal rescue, the Ras Al Khaimah Animal Welfare Centre will be participating. Cats, dogs and rabbits that have been rescued by the non-profit organisation will be available for adoption during the event. The organisation, which currently homes 66 rescued animals, will also provide information on how to volunteer, adopt, sponsor and donate funds to help all the animals that have been abandoned over the years.

Paws on patrol
Dubai Police will bring in members of their highly trained canine unit to demonstrate their ability to detect a range of substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics. 

Spanish trick riding
A firm favourite at DIHF are the Spanish equestrian performances, which includes 30 minutes of heart pounding entertainment, which keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Lead rider Diego Lopez brings his team of skilled, crowd-pleasing performers for a thrilling dressage routine. 

A beauty contest like no other
Arabian yearlings, fillies, foals, colts, mares, stallions will compete in a unique beauty contest during DIAHC. The competition presents some of the most magnificent Arabian breeds in the world – valued between AED 3.5 million to over AED 7 million - with AED 15 million in prize money. The DIAHC is the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world and draws together passionate breeders who are deeply devoted to their horses. 

Sold!
Arabian purebreds from local studs will be available for viewing, bidding and buying during the DIHF Auction. Held on Saturday, 17 March at 11am onwards, the auction will have over 100 pureblood Arabian horse breeds on sale. Prospective buyers and members of the public can feel the thrill of a live auction with prices and stock to suit every budget.  

Equestrian art
International and local artists are presenting their finest equestrian masterpieces at the dedicated Art Gallery, which returns this year. Painters, sculptors and sketch artists from the UAE, India, Finland, Thailand, France and Italy will unveil their horse-themed masterpieces. These include intricate oil paintings, life-sized sculptures, mixed media pieces and bespoke items.

First-hand experience of Emirati culture
With horse-riding firmly rooted in Middle Eastern culture, the DIHF Heritage Village will promote the rich history and culture of the UAE. The Heritage Village is a distinct feature enjoyed by all exhibitors and visitors alike. Adorned with colourful and rustic displays, the Heritage Village is an inspirational space featuring traditional Bedouin houses, henna tattoos, falconry, local dishes and handicrafts. 

Global dance traditions
Traditional dance clubs based in the UAE will showcase their dancing prowess throughout the event. The clubs will demonstrate ballet solos, traditional Russian dance routines, Italian dance solos, the Argentinian tango, Arabic dances as well as Indian performances that originate from Kerala and Karnataka. 

Dubai International Equestrian Conference returns
The Dubai International Equestrian Conference, now in its second year, returns to DIHF and continues to highlight pressing issues in the equine sector as well as cutting-edge research. The event, Organised by the Royal Equestrian Club Dubai, in partnership with Dubai International Horse Fair, is geared towards those who are interested in experts' insights and predictions on the region's equine industry and takes place from 15 to 17 March. 

The Dubai International Horse Fair 2018 will be held in Za'abeel Halls 5 and 6 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Opening hours are 10am - 8pm on 15 March, 2pm – 8pm on 16 March and 11 am – 8 pm on 17 March. Admission is free of charge and open to trade visitors and the general public. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 7747 times
Posted on : Tuesday, March 13, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : What, where, when and how: Special Olympics MENA Games 2018 Abu Dhabi explained
Next Story : Innovation Arabia 11 continues for the 2nd day in Dubai
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Marchon Eyewear Summer 2018 Collections
du Distributes Eid Gifts at Al Jalila Children's Hospital
Al-Futtaim ACE celebrates Eid with exciting offers and activities
24 hour Mega Sale at Dalma Mall!
Filorga introduces two new additions to its UV-BRONZE range offering a comprehen...
Purify Your Skin with Skin Republic
A Sparkling Gift Guide for Eid al-Fitr by Mouawad
Al Ghandi Auto brings the most Affordable Electric Vehicle - Chevrolet Bolt EV -...
Rapid renewal of smartphone portfolio brings next generation Nokia 5 and Nokia ...
Captivate Your Senses with Marks & Spencer's Exclusive Oud Collection
Stylish men's watch - BU4018-11H - with rose gold case and black dial is a real ...
Splash's ‘Life After Fashion' Campaign Breathes New Life into Old Garments
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center distributes Eidia on first day of Eid
Crowe Horwath announces global rebrand to “Crowe” Sometimes a smart decision i...
iVOOMi Smartphones Enter the UAE Market Exclusively on SOUQ.com
New open-air member of the AMG GT family
The Summer Just Got Sweeter with the New Palm Candy Collection from Max
Abu Dhabi Treats Eid Al Fitr Visitors to Shopping Bonanza with 90% Discounts Acr...
All Abroad… Mobile Cinema Bus presented by Pert Plus
Tissot Chrono XL Tour de France Special Edition Cycling just got big
Skydance: The Sun – shining amid the immensity of the galaxy
Hair Rituel by Sisley Now available at Paris Gallery
Great Moments Manero Flyback accompanies Swiss National Soccer Team To Russia
The Lacoste Moon Collection
Boss watches presents Master Collection
Axalta and Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Go Green in Kuwait
Mido Baroncelli - A Trilogy of Limited Editions
Summer Romance in the air with Max's new seasonal Collection
Liali Jewellery gets the Capillary Technologies boost to enhance customer engagement
Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with Emaar Entertainment
Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain - Quran Competition
Etisalat launches the Middle East's first Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular
Celebrate Eid Al Fitr at Dubai Festival City
GUESS Trend Alert | The Summer Blues
GSK distributes 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags to people across the GCC
Back to the 90s with GUESS Originals
Nikai Group supports Al Noor Centre with assistive technology devices
Kitchen Design from a Single Source: GROHE Sets Holistic Design Accents with Its...
Hormann Introduces door type V3009 for integration in conveyor systems
Beautiful Freaks
The Dubai Business Women Council enhances the skills of its members through the ...
Year of Zayed Celebrated in a Short Film Featuring Renowned Businessman and Phil...
Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transti...
dnata acquires majority stake in baggage storage and delivery service company, DUBZ
Jawaher Al Qasimi Makes Worldwide Plea to Strike Child Labour at its Very Roots
Emirates Aviation University announces new scholarship awards
The Timekeeping Starts Now!
Maserati joins Cash & Rocket Tour 2018
FBMA Launches The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library
Facebook for iPhone now available in Arabic