Purebred Arabian horses have always held a special place in the hearts of horse enthusiasts. Even in stories of the old, this breed of horse is known to be one of the best in the world. Still, racing purebred Arabians is not an everyday matter.
In Germany, though, it seems that this breed is taking the country by storm. In fact Arabian horse festivals have recently been held in other parts of Europe – France and Holland to be exact. The next festival is going to be held in Frankfurt, hence all the attention.
According to a Frankfurt official, purebred Arabian horse racing just might be the next big thing in the country. This statement was made during a press conference; Middle East Online shares the story:
This opinion was made at a press conference held on Thursday in Frankfurt by President of Frankfurt racecourse Peter Schwierz, on the eve of the third race in the Festival of Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for Arabian flat horse meeting in Frankfort. The Festival comprises of four races in different parts of Europe and carries the name of Zayed the First, commemorating Zayed the First’s centenary year (1909-2009).
The race series are being supported by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH); the Breeding Stables of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affaires Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, based in Normandy, France; Sorouh Real Estate; ADSC; IAL Art Logistics; and Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX).
More than offering horse racing enthusiasts something that may be new to them, this development also works to foster cultural awareness, don’t you think?