Directly following the Qatar International Show in Doha, on March 13-14, 2017, took place an Arabian Horse National Judge Course. It was sponsored by Sheikh Hamad bin Ali Al Thani and Al Shaqab Stud with the cooperation of the Doha Racing & Equestrian Club. The Arabian Horse National Judge Courses are designed as a first step for those who are interested in judging Arabian horses at the level of National. The esteemed instructors of the course were ECAHO Class A Judges: Claudia Darius (DEU), Marianne Tengstedt (DKN) and Mohamed Machmoum (MAR). This two day course included: classroom lectures which covered several topics such as International scoring systems, categories of evaluation and conformation; field exercises where live horses were scored; and finally, individual testing in which the instructors evaluated the overall knowledge of the participants.
Photography courtesy of Anette Mattsson. http://www.fotografmattsson.com/photography.htm
Le Salon du Cheval is always one of the most amazing shows on the calendar and this year was no exception.
The 2008 Middle East Arabian Horse Championships just concluded in Amman, Jordan. Please enjoy these beautiful photographs of the event and the show results. Photography courtesy of Royal Stables of Jordan.