October 21, San Francsico, CA.~ The World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO) Conference, organized by Qatar’s Racing and Equestrian Club (REC) is slated to start in Doha on November 1, the first time the Conference will be held in Qatar. Celebrating it’s 40th year, the last Conference was hosted by Oman in February 2009.
Over 65 countries are expected to participate in the 2011 event scheduled for Nov 1-8 with before and after tours of Equestrian centers and local Breeding farms and Racing centers, to see and celebrate some of Qatar’s rich tradition with Arabian horses.
WAHO was established in 1970 with it’s first meeting in London, and has the responsibility of ensuring that standards acceptable to all its Registering Authority Members are established and maintained in the matters of regulations, methods of registration and production of Stud Books. The Organization takes their credo seriously and that is to “To preserve, improve and maintain the purity of the blood of horses of the Arabian breed and to promote public interest in the science of the breeding of Arabian horses…” The Conference will hold the Organization’s business during the General Assembly sessions, and members will have a chance to share ideas and knowledge through forums with recognized speakers and during the social functions and tours. The WAHO Conference changes countries every two years when it meets. It was held in San Francisco, USA, in 1976.