The Conference program opened with The history of Arabian Horses in Qatar, from Pre-Islamic Times to the Present Day, presented by noted Arabian breeder and author, Judith Forbis, pictured.
Conference Sessions will be followed by an evening of Arabian Racing at Al Rayyan Park, hosted by the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club.
The November 3 program will feature noted guests, beginning with Professor Michael Binns, speaking on Advances in Equine Genetic Research. Michael Bowling will consider how Genetic Testing can be used to aid in breeding choices. In the afternoon session, Karen Kasper, noted USA artist, will give her perspective on Arabian horses in art and a view to her creative process when making bronze statues from personal life studies of her subjects. The evening will feature a visit to Al Shaqab Stud, where members will be treated to a presentation of their horses.
November 4 will welcome Jordan’s, HH Princess Alia Al Hussein Al Saleh, as she talks about the Relationship of Arabians and Humans in Today’s World. Emma Maxwell will present her views on temperament as a part of the Arabian breed, and Dr. Samantha Brooks will speak of new research on Laminitis. There will also be presentations from authors and wildlife experts on Qatar’s indigenous wildlife population, their breeding and research, and how they continue to thrive in desert conditions. Qatar Arabian Racing will highlight the evening’s agenda.