Rabat, February 19th, 2016
From February 21 st to March 12th, the Association of “ Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida will be participate to the tenth edition of Sheikh Sultan ben Zayed Al Nahyan International Equestrian Festival which will be held under the patronage of His Highness representing H.H. the UAE President - Chairman of the Emirates Heritage Club. The event will be organized by the Club in cooperation with the Emirates Equestrian Federation, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Arabian Horse Organization, Warsan Farm and the Tent Pegging International Federation.
The presence of the Association of “ Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida “ in this event is an opportunity to strengthen the cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and a number of Gulf partners in order to participate in developing the equestrian system in the Arab World in coronation of the agreement signed by the Association of “ Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida “ and the Arabian Horse Organization during the last edition of the Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida . This participation is also expected to include meetings in order to evaluate the contents of this agreement.
The program of this international event is characterized by the organization of a conference of the Arabian Traditional Horse Races Club; a seminar of the Arabian Horse Organization which will discuss issues that are very significant for the Arab breeder. It is also characterized by the organization of the third edition of the Cup of Arab Breeders of Purebred Arabian Horses, in which will participate arab horses that have been qualified during the Moroccan Arab Horse Breeders’ Cup (organized during the last edition of the Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida). The program also includes competitions in Arabian Horses Dressage, equestrian games and horse jumping. Concurrently, there will also be competitions of endurance in accordance with the new laws set by H.H. Sheikh Sultan Ben Zayed Al Nahyan, in addition to a special scientific seminar about this sport.
In addition to Morocco and UAE, eight countries will participate in this edition, Egypt, Sudan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman. This event also hosts an elite of international figures of the field of horse breeding and equestrian sports from America, Brazil, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Argentina, Belgium, Turkey, Australia and England. It is also characterized by a wide Arab and global media coverage.