Doha, 7 February 2021 - The Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF) concluded at the Cultural Village Foundation Katara’s esplanade by the beach on Saturday evening with the Title Show Championship and fireworks.
The five-day first of its kind KIAHF show was held under the generous sponsorship of His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and organized by the Katara Cultural Village Foundation, in cooperation with Qatar Equestrian Federation, Racing & Equestrian Club, and the Qatar Foundation.
HE Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sports, presided over the final day’s proceedings and also honoured the winners in the presence Ali bin Saad Al Qahtani, Acting Chargé d’Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the State of Qatar, and HE Nasser Saqr Al Ghanim, Deputy Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Qatar, in addition to a number of Their Excellencies and representatives of diplomatic missions.
Al Thumam Stud’s ‘Maria Magdalena NWA’ was awarded gold in the Junior Fillies’ category of the Title Show of the QR13mn KIAHF.
HE Sheikha Reem bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s ‘Sultanah Al Shahania’ took silver while Al Shaqab’s ‘Al Wazna Al Shaqab’.
In the Junior Colts’ category, Guy Jamar’s ‘Muranas Nadar’ won gold, Al Shaqab’s ‘Hader Al Shaqab’ silver and HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al Thani’s ‘Wadee Al Jassimya’, the bronze.
Kaheel Stud’s AG Nobel Rafee was top among Yearling Colts with Al Nasser Stud’s ‘Areeb Al Nasser’ winning silver and Al Shaqab’s ‘Ghaith Al Shaqab’ the bronze.
In the Yearling Fillies’ section, Al Thumama Stud’s’s ‘Jalyla AT’ claimed gold and Al Shahania Stud’s ‘Namah Al Shahania’ the silver, while the bronze went to Al Shaqab’s ‘Rafeef Al Shaqab’.
On the occasion, Prof. Dr. Khaled bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara Cultural Village Foundation and Chairman of the Festival’s Organizing Committee, said, “We succeeded, thanks to God, in presenting the festival in the best possible way with the of 12 countries despite the challenging times due to the global pandemic.”
The KIAHF was held with strict precautionary health safety measures as per the Ministry of Public Health guidelines.
Prof. Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti also thanked all the institutions and companies which sponsored the festival, namely, the Nasser Bin Khaled Group for being the festival’s Diamond sponsors, the Ali Bin Ali Group, Qatar National Bank, Vodafone, Qatar Airways – the Official Airlines, Qatar Insurance Group, Al Kass and QCommunications, the social media sponsor.
Results (Title Show)
Junior Fillies’ Championship
Gold: Al Thumam Stud’s Maria Magdalena NWA; Silver: HE Sheikha Reem bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Sultanah Al Shahania; Bronze: Al Shaqab’s Al Wazna Al Shaqab
Gold: Guy Jamar’s Muranas Nadar; Silver: Al Shaqab’s Hader Al Shaqab; Bronze: HE Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Wadee Al Jassimya
Gold: Kaheel Stud’s AG Nobel Rafee; Silver: Al Nasser Stud’s Areeb Al Nasser; Bronze: Al Shaqab’s Ghaith Al Shaqab
Gold: Al Thumama Stud’s Jalyla AT; Silver: Al Shahania Stud’s Namah Al Shahania; Bronze: Al Shaqab’s Rafeef Al Shaqab.