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EDITORIAL N.1/2020

Dear breeders and lovers of the Arabian Horse,

Behind the Arabian horse there is a boundless world of free time, sport, competition, love for a companion that every day teaches us about passionate living, constant learning and confrontation with an energy that is unknown to other breeds. The year that we have just left behind confirmed the dynamism of this scenario which, despite the economic crisis, still moves forward an important industry for all of us in this community. At very heart of this edition is our 2020 Show Tour in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia that took us back into the genuine land of the Arabian horse. At the beginning of the local show-season, we took part in the 2020 Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Arabian Horse Festival held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, then we were invited to the 1st Al Shiraa’a Arabian Horse Show in Abu Dhabi, following which we joined in the 22nd Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship where we met breeders, friends and made new acquaintances. It was a beautiful and constructive experience that made us learn even more about local studs and breeding programs, which were all very interesting. Also in this issue, you will come across pages about some of the best contemporary representatives of the breed: Dominic M celebrating the most recent successes of his children in the United Arab Emirates, but also in Brazil; SG Labib who is continuing his successful sire career at Capecci Training Centre, Italy; last but not least, the beautiful horse collection standing at Elegantika Training Center, Italy, and the selection carried out at Knocke Arabians, Belgium. The cultural content of the Magazine was mainly provided by William Richardot de Chosey with a short essay on Monte Carlo World Arabian Horses Circus Festival last January in the Principality of Monaco, and a very nice article on Arabian horses and International movies. We had the chance to interview many personalities of the sector and prominent individuals in the industry such as: judge Dhari Al Mejem from Kuwait; breeder dr. Nils Ismer from Germany; handler Nicolas Frere from Belgium; DC Fahrang Fazeli from Iran; stable manager at Bait Al Arab (Kuwait) Mr. Jonas Salzmann from Germany; painter Rafał Walendowski from Poland; riding model Lucie Prsalova from Czechoslovakia; Mr. Francesco La Punzina and Ms. Francesca from Sicily as the Riding Couple of this edition. Inside the international Arabian horse community there are many different ways of pursuing and implementing the commitment to the Arabian breed, but, these different ways all share a common denominator: a deep love for the Arabian horse that continues to keep us together and comes back to us as a healing therapy by itself. Such a therapy springs from your heart and it is fuelled by your passion. There you need no treating physician…but your Arabian horse.