Arabian Horses Shine at French Leg of Global Cup

The Emirates Arabian Horse Global Cup (EAHGC) made its European debut in spectacular fashion, with the fourth show of the 2024 season held at the renowned Equestrian Arena Le Grand Parquet in Fontainebleau, France. The event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, garnered praise from organizers and participants alike, solidifying the competition's position as a premier showcase for Arabian horses.

Organizers hailed the strong presence of owners and breeders from around the world, highlighting it as a testament to the show's growing international reach. This enthusiastic participation reflects the EAHGC's core objective of supporting Arabian horse breeding and ownership on a global scale. The strategically placed shows, spanning regions like the Middle East, Europe, and North America, provide a platform for breeders to showcase their prized bloodlines and compete for lucrative prizes.

The competition in Fontainebleau was fierce, with horses judged on conformation, movement, and overall beauty. The Senior Stallions Championship saw Ali Khan, ridden by Paula Bohmer, claim the coveted gold medal. Pegase Du Castel, presented by Gastelu Arnaud – Azlizea Sarl, secured the silver medal, while Ase Farhan, owned by L'Ecurie Swiss, trotted away with the bronze. The Senior Mares Championship was equally thrilling, with Vilma BV, belonging to Yeguada Bautista, taking the top honor. Yvie and Carayon Jeromes Lohenberg Kalinka clinched the second and third positions, respectively.

Beyond the individual triumphs, the EAHGC's French leg served as a cultural bridge between the UAE and France, two nations with a shared appreciation for Arabian horses. The exquisite venue, steeped in equestrian history, provided a fitting backdrop for the celebration of these magnificent animals. The event not only served as a competition but also fostered cultural exchange and appreciation for the Arabian horse tradition.

Director-General of the Emirates Arabian Horse Society (EAHS), Mr. Al Harbi, expressed his gratitude to Sheikh Mansour for his continued support of the EAHGC. He emphasized the event's significance in promoting the Arabian horse breed worldwide and preserving its bloodlines. The resounding success of the French leg underscores the EAHGC's potential to become a truly global event, uniting Arabian horse enthusiasts from across the continents.

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