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.
Often we fail to acknowledge how many people directly affect the making of a Champion. It begins with the vision and the dream of the breeder and is cultivated by the work and dedication of the professionals that train, condition, and care for them. The efforts and creativity of those in charge of promotion and the emotional and financial support of the owners, complete the team effort that paves the path to glory. . . Congratulations to the 2014 Salon du Cheval de Paris World Champion Arabian Horses. May your journey never be taken for granted. . .