EDITORIAL n.2/ 2023
Dear breeders and lovers of the Arabian Horse,
As the summer approaches and the late spring slowly fades into the hot and vibrant months of the season, Arabian Horse Magazine proudly presents the thrilling tale of its epic tour across the United Arab Emirates at the start of the year. For nearly three months, the team explored the splendid beauty of the UAE while covering the local show season. Their first stop was in the ever-glamorous city of Abu Dhabi, where they attended the Arab Breeders and the Emirates Breeders Arabian Horse Championships 2023. The spectacular events under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of the Presidential Court and Chairman of the Emirates Arabian Horse Society, showcased the best of Arabian horses, with breeders and enthusiasts from all over the world joining hands to celebrate the timeless classiness of the Arabian breed. The film crew left Abu Dhabi with a wealth of incredible footage, which they shared with the world, and continued their ride, never missing a beat, and soon found themselves in Dubai, where they attended the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship 2023 – an unmissable stopover for any passionate horse lover. Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, the championship was a magnificent display of beauty, poise, and grace as the world’s most stunning Arabian horses competed for the title of champion. Back home in Italy, the team took on another call with the artistic direction of the Travagliato Arabian Horse Festival 2023, which made a resounding comeback after an eight-year absence from the circuit. The Festival was an authentic gala of the Arabian breed, offering all breeders and fans the opportunity to exhibit their breeding products at the onset of the show season in Europe. But the adventure was far from over. Arabian Horse Magazine continued its journey, this time, as a media partner, for the AH Weekend 2023 in Holland and the Palermo Arabian Horse Cup 2023 in Sicily. With the team splitting into two groups to cover both shows at their best, they once again captured the true essence of Arabian horses and the magic atmosphere created by those events. Besides the shows, Arabian Horse Magazine is an orifice where you get to know passionate and dedicated individuals in the Arabian horse industry around the globe. The team feels honoured to present the interviews with Dr Vet Talal Bukarat, Stud Manager of Alkhashab Stud from Kuwait - Judge Abdelaziz Hussain Almarzooqi from the UAE - Handler Tito Vicente Villa from Spain - Rider and Equestrian Fashion Designer Fabio Calamai from Italy, founder and owner of Vestrum Srl - Photographer Henrike Hörmann from Germany, and Painter Ali Almimar from Iraq. A more strictly historical and cultural context for the Magazine can be found in the beautifully designed articles by French Arabian horse shows historian William Richardot de Choisey and in the essay written by Italian Straight Egyptian breeder and historian Domenico Tocchi. As we close this summer edition of our Arabian Horse Magazine, we hope you will enjoy the diverse range of topics and features we have brought you. Celebrating the grace and beauty of magnificent Arabian horses has been an absolute highlight for us. One that we hope will inspire you to continue cherishing these beautiful creatures. We thank all our contributors and readers for making this issue a success and look forward to bringing you more thrilling stories in our next edition. Until then, enjoy your summer and keep loving and appreciating the Arabian horse!