5 November 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival has promised to make the November 8 race meeting at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club an exciting and memorable event, both on and off the track.
Addressing a press conference on 4 October at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel Ballroom, Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), promised that the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Crown Jewel coupled with the finals o the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice Championship were going to be entertaining affairs.
The race meeting is part of the Festival’s One World, 6 Continents event week and is being held under the directives of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
“I would like to welcome all of you in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the world for Arabian racing and wish you a pleasant stay in this beautiful place,” said Sawaya. “The closing ceremony of the Festival is going to be unique, non-traditional and unprecedented to underline the status of this beautiful city as a true capital of Arabian racing. Apart from a range of activities on the sidelines there will be also be something on offer for the faithful racing fans.”
Regarding the IFHRA meetings Sawaya added, “Our organization is making very good progress and now we are 40 member countries.”
Best wishes were also delivered by Esam Abdulla, Chairman of the UAE Arabian Horse Breeders Society and Sami Al Buainain, President of IFHAR.
On Thursday, 5 October, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Training and Education Conference was inaugurated at the UAE National Archive Conference Hall. Top international experts addressed key aspects of interest to the develop and performance of the young jockeys. The first day’s conference will be followed later in the night with a dinner and fashion show presented by Lebanese designer Amal Azhary at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2015, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Yas Channel, Omeir Travels, Racing Post and Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics.