HE Sheikh Saif visits Sheikh Mansoor pavilion at ADIHEX
His Excellency Lt. Gen Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Director General of Abu Dhabi Police, visited the His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition as part of his tour of ADIHEX on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
The 16th edition of the five-day exhibition opened in the capital city of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. It is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, ADNEC.
His Excellency Sheikh Saif congratulated the organisers in general and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival in particular for the innovative creation and design and congratulated the Festival’s role in spearheading the Purebred Arabian horse racing all over the globe. He was accompanied be several Sheikhs and senior officials.
Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) explained the innovative idea behind the Festival pavilion to HE Sheikh Saif.
Earlier in the day HE Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, also visited and Festival pavilion and praised it for its uniqueness.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival is celebrating its tenth year which also coincides with Zayed’s 100th year. It has occupied a sprawling 3,600 square meters area.
The Festival stall in particular and the exhibition in general were visited by several diplomats, officials and equestrian enthusiasts on the second day. Ms Lara Sawaya stated: “The Festival pavilion is not only eye catching but has a strong message showcasing its ten years of activity. The response has been overwhelming.”
ADIHEX is organized under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Ai Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers Club and supported by The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee. ADIHEX is a government initiative that aims primarily to promote Sustainable Hunting, Environmental and Cultural heritage.
The second day attracted lot of visitors again to the pavilion in the latter part of the day because of its raffle, one of the main attractions of the His Highness Festival tent, with prizes ranging from high-end futuristic cameras, watches, jewellery and cash vouchers.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2018 and the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.
Source: HH SH Mansoor Festival / Bharathi Hanumiah