The first „A” ranked Arabian horse show in Poland.
The 5th edition of the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival will take place, similarly to previous years, a week after the Polish Nationals – on August 17-19th. The first two days will be dedicated to the „A” ranked Arabian horse show held in Nowe Wrońska near Płońsk, on the premises of the Al Khalediah Stud Poland, while the third day will bring an international A-category race under the name of Al Khalediah Poland Cup at Warsaw’s Służewiec Racetrack.
The year 2018 marks the 10th anniversary since the Al Khalediah Stables (Saudi Arabia) sent their first horses to Poland to establish a branch of their breeding not far from Warsaw. In 2014 the 1st edition of the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival was organized and since then it gained great popularity among the breeders and owners of Arabian horses in Poland and abroad. Now the event became the first show in Poland ranked as „A” by the European Conference of the Arabian Horse Organizations (ECAHO).
– Definitely the organizing of the first „A” ranked show is a breakthrough event in the history of Arabian horse shows in Poland – says Hubert Kulesza, the general manager of the Al Khalediah Stud Poland and of the Festival. – It is a matter of pride for me not just because I am employed by the company that organizes this event, but I am filled with great satisfaction as a Pole that a show of this rank is organized on the one hundredth anniversary of regaining independence by our country. I believe that the combination of these two things ennobles the merits of Polish breeding and its achievements abroad.
The Festival is known in the Arabian horse community for perfect organization and valuable prizes – cars and money. – The will of the owner and board of our company is to make the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival an event not of a commercial nature, but to support the community of breeders, also thanks to the funded prizes, which without any doubt cause emotions – explains Mr. Kulesza. – That makes me happy. Emotions cause people to talk about our show.
– Our event is not just about show horses, but also racing horses – the event’s general manager adds. – Each year we co-organize and sponsor at the Służewiec Race track an international A-category race under the name of Al Khalediah Poland Cup over 1600 m for 4 year old and older Arabian horses. The prize pool has been increased to 66,500 PLN (16,000 Euro), which makes it the third highest prize in the racing season for Arabian horses in Poland.