The 5th edition of the Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival (AKEAHF) will take place between August 17 and 19th at the Al Khalediah Stud in Nowe Wrońska near Płońsk, with a hundred horses competing in a highly ranked show, and also at Warsaw’s Służewiec Racetrack where an international A-category race will be held for the first time ever.
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. In 2014 the first edition of the AKEAHF was organized and since then it has rapidly gained popularity among both breeders and owners of Arabian horses in Poland and abroad. Now, the event has become the first A-classified show in Poland as ranked by the European Conference of Arabian Horse Organizations (ECAHO).
“It goes without saying, the organization of Poland’s first A-classified show is a breakthrough event,” says Hubert Kulesza, the general manager of both the Al Khalediah Stud Poland and the festival itself. “It is a matter of pride for me not just because I am employed by the company that organizes this event, but because, as a Pole, a show of this rank is arriving to Poland on the hundredth anniversary of our nation’s independence. I believe that these two things combined go a considerable way in ennobling the merits of Polish breeding and its achievements abroad.”
The festival is known in the Arabian horse community for its flawless organization and generous prizes (that include luxury cars and prize money), and already promises to be one of the most eagerly anticipated social gatherings of the year.
Al Khalediah European Arabian Horse Festival 2018
Al Khalediah Stud, Nowe Wrońska 36A (Załuski)
Tor Służewiec, ul. Puławska 266 (Warsaw)