Al Eraibi's horses dominate opening day
31 July 2017, Beirut, Lebanon ~ Under the patronage and support of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the two-day fifth National Arabian Horse Show Championship was organised by the Purebred Arabian Horses Breeders in Lebanon at the Saint Anna School at Rayaq Baalbek, from 29-30 July 2017.
Mohammed Al Eraibi’s horses dominated in the younger horse categories in this popular annual event.
Fillies – Winner, One Year – AG Mia Ox; Winner, Two Years – Juline Oaker; Three Years – Sedena – all owned by El Eraibi; Four Years – Sondos Al Aala, owned by Talal Al Aala
Colts – Winner, Two Years – SS Falcon, owned by Samir Farhat; Three Years – Alniro, owned by Omer Al Nuaimi
Mares – Winner, Four Years – Idina, owned by Omer Al Nuaimi; Seven Years – Amina owned by Hisham Al Khalil
The opening ceremony was attended by HE Ghazi Zeaiter Lebanon Minister for Agriculture representing the President of Lebanon General Michel Aoun, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director, HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, General Manager of Wathba Stallions, Chairperson of the Int’l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) alongside top officials, horse breeders, owners and a larage crowd of Arabian horse lovers.
The event was held as part of the 9th edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival under the slogan of One World 6 continents Abu Dhabi The Capital.
Ms Sawaya commented: “The event was outstanding from the organizational perspective. The crowd was impressive and the official presence added status to the championship. The quality of the horses which participated in the show was very high and the breeders have strongly supported the competition as some of them have imported horses from the Arab world and Europe to represent them in the championship.”