Dear breeders and lovers of the Arabian Horse,
With the Spring edition of 2022 out, we are pretty confident we won't be the only ones looking forward to greener pastures rich with nutrients, beautiful flowers, warmer temperatures, longer daylight hours, and more horse shows all over the world! Most of all, it is reassuring to learn that the number of Covid deaths and cases - at least in Italy - is slowly declining. We should all take a deep breath and be optimistic as we wish it to continue. On that note, the 2022 Spring issue features a freshly-baked report on the last leg of our show tour in the Arabian Peninsula, where the show season is still in full swing. Our team headed to Doha, Qatar, to participate in the spectacular 2nd edition of the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival, which included the Arabian Horse Peninsula Show, a Horse Auction, and the eagerly anticipated Title Show, which took place from 2-12 February 2022. Towards the end of the Festival, we had to fly to Abu Dhabi to attend the Abu Dhabi AHC 2022, from 9-12 February 2022, which was also very exciting! Besides the shows, this issue is filled with cultural, historical, and informative articles illustrated with stunning photographs, including a dossier on Morocco, one on Saudi Arabia, and an essay on the ancient practice of Falconry written by our longtime collaborator William Richardot de Choisey. Written by Italian breeder and historian Domenico Tocchi, the straight Egyptian section continues with the second part on Mahroussa and her outstanding family. Several top industry professionals are also interviewed, including judge Amira Safady from the Netherlands, breeder CPE Arabians from Sicily, handler Thomas Tomasoni from France, Breeding & Equestrian company Al Jawaher Stud from Dubai, painter Lillo Dell'Utri from Sicily; photographer Ahmed Taha from Egypt, and French rider and Marketing/Communications Entrepreneur Margot Chazel. No matter whether you enjoy showing horses, learning about the latest breeding products, practising equestrian sports, drawing or photographing or simply relaxing after a long ride, this edition has something for each of you!