Qatar, Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF 2022)

Qatar, Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF 2022)

Qatar, TGO: The second edition of the Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF 2022) concluded with a blaze of glory at the Katara Esplanade on Saturday with champion purebred horses reflecting truly as the symbols of power, grace and identity at the 11-day long glorious festival which captured the imagination of horse connoisseurs in owners, breeders, equestrian and horse-lovers alike with participation of over 500 horses from 11 countries.
The closing ceremony of the festival was attended by His Highness Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, the personal representative of His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, and a number of owners, His Excellency Sheikhs, and ambassadors accredited to the state of Qatar and representatives of diplomatic missions.
The host nation, the State of Qatar, dominated the grand finale of the prestigious Title Show Championships on Saturday with thirteen of Qatar horses winning in the six championships including all the top three Gold, Silver, and Bronze places in the Senior Stallions Championship and Senior Mares Championship.
Three of UAE’s horses won podium places including the top Junior Colts Championship Gold place, while Kingdom of Saudi Arabia horse claiming Gold in the Junior Fillies Championship.
The very best of Arabian horses not only in the Arab region but in the world stood out in all their magnificence as twelve international judges voted to decide on the champions.
EKS Alihandro of Al Jassimya Farm, Qatar, was the Gold winner in the Senior Stallions Championship, followed by silver champion E.S. Harir of Al Wajba Stud, Qatar, and bronze champion EKS Mansour of Al Shahania Stud, Qatar.
Donna Molta Bella SRA of Al Jassimya Farm, Qatar, was the Gold winner in the Senior Mares Championship, along with silver champion Nada Al Shahania of Al Shahania Stud, Qatar, and bronze champion Maisa Al Nasser, owned by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani of Al Nasser Stud, Qatar.
D Sharar of Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, UAE, claimed gold in the Junior Colts Championship where RDS Armani of Al Jassimya Farm, Qatar, was the silver winner, and LR Solo Mio of Al Shahania Stud, Qatar, the bronze winner.
Saudi Arabia’s D Hadeyyah, owned by Ajmal Stud, KSA, won gold in the Junior Fillies Championship ahead of silver winner Falak Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab, Member – Qatar Foundation, and bronze winner D Jahraa of Dubai Arabian Stud, UAE.
The gold in the Yearling Colts Championship was won by Bahi Aljassimya of Aljassimya Farm, Qatar, while the silver went to Amos SH, owned by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani (Al Nasser Stud), Qatar. Nomaas Al Jumail of Aljumail Stud, Qatar, claimed the bronze.
D Expo of Dubai Arabian Horse Stud won gold in the Yearling Fillies Championship ahead of silver champion Rayyanah Al Nasser, owned by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani (Al Nasser Stud), and bronze champion D Raseel of Dubai Arabian Horse Stud.
KIAHF 2022 had a total prize-money of QAR 17,083,500 besides many in-kind prizes including cars and luxury watches.
National anthem of the gold winning horse nations was played for all the winners of six Title Show classes after each category.
The officials, who worked behind the highly successful Title Show, were honoured on the occasion by HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti.
The announcement of the Senior Stallions Championship winners was preceded by an amazing show which saw horse-riders galloping into the arena followed by horse-back fire artists regaling the distinguished audience at the lit-up arena by the sea which itself saw dhow boats light up in several colours.
The final flourish was the presentation of the breeding champions of Al Shaqab being paraded including the pride of Qatar and the sire of many champions — Marwan Al Shaqab. Fittingly, it also happened to be the birthday of the purebred bay stallion, born in 2000.

KIAHF Title Show Championships Results
Senior Stallions Championship (Class SSC) Sponsored by: Nasser Bin Khaled
GOLD: EKS Alihandro (Al Jassimya Farm, Qatar); SILVER: E.S. Harir (Al Wajba Stud, Qatar); BRONZE: EKS Mansour (Al Shahania Stud, Qatar)


Senior Mares Championship (Class SMC) Sponsored by: Nasser Bin Khaled
GOLD: Donna Molta Bella SRA (Al Jassimya Farm, Qatar); SILVER: Nada Al Shahania (Al Shahania Stud, Qatar); BRONZE: Maisa Al Nasser (Owned by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani (Al Nasser Stud), Qatar)
Junior Colts Championship (Class JCC) Sponsored by: Ali Bin Ali
GOLD: D Sharar (Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, UAE); SILVER: RDS Armani (Al Jassimya Farm, Qatar); BRONZE: LR Solo Mio (Al Shahania Stud, Qatar)

Junior Fillies Championship (Class JFC) Sponsored by: Ali Bin Ali
GOLD: D Hadeyyah (Ajmal Stud, KSA); SILVER: Falak Al Shaqab (Al Shaqab, Qatar); BRONZE: D Jahraa (Dubai Arabian Stud, UAE)

Yearling Colts Championship (Class YCC) Sponsored by: Hairaat
GOLD: Bahi Aljassimya (Aljassimya Farm, Qatar); SILVER: Amos SH (owned by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani (Al Nasser Stud), Qatar); BRONZE: Nomaas Al Jumail (Aljumail Stud, Qatar)

Yearling Fillies Championship (Class YFC) Sponsored by: Ahli Bank
GOLD: D Expo (Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, UAE); SILVER: Rayyanah Al Nasser (Owned by Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al Thani (Al Nasser Stud), Qatar); BRONZE: D Raseel (Dubai Arabian Horse Stud, UAE) .