Polo matches, Spanish horse “ballet”, gymkhana, pony show jumping entertain and enthrall audiences alongside presentations of the finest Arabian horses
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
As the 12th Dubai International Horse Fair opens today (17 March 2016), alongside the 13th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, an array of equestrian activities and attractions have delighted discerning horse aficionados, the general public, families and children alike. Activities range from polo demonstrations, Spanish horse “ballet dancing”, gymkhana and dressage.
The Pony Show Jumping edition gives the most talented young riders across the UAE the opportunity to compete and is organised by Dubai Pony Club.
Polo Demonstrations return this year where aspirant riders and members of the public can watch the best horses showcasing their impressive skills and learn more about polo etiquette.
A firm favourite are the Spanish Equestrian performances, which includes 30 minutes of heart pounding entertainment, which keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Lead rider Diego Lopez brings his team of skilled, crowd-pleasing performers for a thrilling dressage routine.
The Dubai International Horse Fair 2016 will be held in Halls 5 and 6 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Opening hours are 11am - 8pm on 17 March, 2pm – 8pm on 18 March and 11am – 8pm on 19 March. Admission is free of charge and open to trade visitors and the general public. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Pre-registration is now open at the show’s official website www.dihf.ae.
About Dubai International Horse Fair:
DIHF 2016 will be held from 17 - 19 March 2016 at DWTC. For the 12th consecutive year, the exhibition will serve as a forum for international manufacturers, distributors, retailers and equestrian enthusiasts.
DIHF will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance. The exhibition will once again be held alongside the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, a world-class competition for purebred Arabian horses.
With the region's largest display of equestrian equipment, services, products and interactive horse experiences, the three-day exhibition is expected to attract thousands of visitors.
About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
As the organiser of the Dubai International Horse Fair 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) offers over 34 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 20 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.
Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.