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Qualifying Rounds of Katara International Arabian Horse Festival Conclude Successfully

Spectacular closing ceremony for the Title Show to be held on 6 th February

The fourth day of the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF) held under the

patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani witnessed the successful

conclusion of the qualifying rounds of the Title Show yesterday. The competing mares and

stallions (7 years and older) were indeed in a class of their own, displaying their majestic

splendor. They left the spectators spellbound. Despite the foggy weather conditions, the

prestigious Title Show continued to draw many visitors and equine enthusiasts. The

Championship round of the Title Show will be held on 6 February as the finalists of the

different classes compete.

Several dignitaries, including HE Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Justice and

Minister of State for the Council of Ministers Affairs; HE Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Minister

of Finance; and heads of diplomatic missions from Algeria, Serbia, Republic of Korea,

Republic of Albania, Republic of Uruguay, and the Central African Republic, attended the

event.

His Excellency Prof. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, and

Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Katara International Arabian Horse Festival,

honored the sponsors of the festival for their support and partnership.

Mr. Bader Mohammed Al-Darwish, Title Show Manager and Secretary-General of the Asian

Equestrian Federation, commented on the outstanding performances of the horses owned

by Al Shaqab (member of Qatar Foundation), Al Jasmiya Stud, Al Nasser stud, Al Rayyan

stud, and the Al Shahaniya Stud (owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al

Thani). He pointed out that the horses were undoubtedly world-class.He also noted with

happiness that the Title Show had attracted the participation of several studs and

individual owners from Qatar in the very first edition of KIAHF.

The Festival has featured several attractions, including art exhibitions, 3D paintings, an

equine-related postal stamp exhibition, and various entertainment activities. Besides the

incredible show of the competing Arabians, visitors can look forward to a grand closing

ceremony and a ‘surprise show’. Activities for the final day will include an auction by Qatar-

based auction house, AlBahie. The auction house has been featuring several equine-related

works of art, titled ‘Al-Aseel,’ created by international artists.

The sponsors of KIAHF 2021 include Nasser Bin Khaled Group- the diamond partner; the

platinum partner – Qatar Insurance Group; the exclusive banking partner – Al Ahli Bank; the

telecom partner – Vodafone; the diamond partner – Ali Bin Ali; the media partner – Alkass,

the official airline partner – Qatar Airways, and the social media partner – Qommunication.

Results for 5 th February

Mares 7-10 Years Old (Class 8A)

1st place: Galerida, owned by Al Dana Al Meslemani – Al Thumama Stud, 92.75 points

2 nd place: Fattam Al Nasser, owned by Al Asayel Stud, 92.42 points

3 rd place: Mounira J, owned by Kaheel Stud, 91.75 points

Mares 7-10 Years Old (Class 8B)

1st place: NOFT ALNAYFAT, owned by Shiekh Jassim bin Khalifa H A AL-Thani, 94.17

points

2 nd place: BAVIERA HVP, owned by Sheikh Al Qaqa bin Hamad Kh H Al Thani, 92.67 points –

won by move

3 rd place: AIJANA, owned by Al Shaqab – Member of QF, 90.25 points

Mares 11 Years Old & Over (Class 9)

1st place: Rihab Al Nasser, owned by Al Nasser Stud – Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani,

93.17 points

2 nd place: Piacenza, owned by Al Shahania Stud, 92.83 points

3 rd place: Wasa, owned by Nasser Mohammed Al Hajri, 92.17 points

Stallions 7-10 year old (Class 11)

1st place: Sundown K.A., owned by Shiekh Jassim bin Khalifa H A AL-Thani, 94 points

2 nd place: Falah Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab – Member of QF, 92.17 points

3 rd place: EKS Mansour, owned by Al Shahania Stud, 91.92 points

Seniors 11 Years Old & over (Class 12)

1st place: Fadi Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab – Member of QF, 91.75 points

2 nd place: Al Milan, owned by Nasser Mohammed Al Hajr, 90.83 points

3 rd place: Om El Sanadeed, owned by Al Reeh Stud, 90.5 points – won by type

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