Under the patronage and honor of His Royal Highness Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Equestrian Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Horse Racing Club, the Kingdom’s International Championship for the beauty of purebred Arabian and Egyptian horses “Kahila”, will be launched in its second consecutive edition on May 25 and will continue to May 29, 2022.
The tournament will be launched at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Center in Riyadh, under the supervision of the King Abdulaziz Center for Purebred Arabian Horses.
The organizing committee clarified that the tournament is held in honor of the history and heritage of the purebred Arabian horses, highlighting this ancient sport and the Kingdom’s efforts to advance it in local and international forums.
The committee noted that the championship is one of the most important Arabian horse championships in the region, which came in honor of King Abdulaziz’s horse – May His Soul Rest In Peace – and his best gifts to the kings of the world.
Among these gifts is the Kahila halter, from which one of the founding king’s horses fall, as he gifted it to King George VI on the occasion of his coronation as King of the United Kingdom, and from it to the Queen of the Netherlands when he gave her a mare “Kahila Jalabi” and “Kahila Sabiliya”.
Moreover, among the 4 best mares that were gifted to the British King, the red mare “Kahila the old man”, born in 1927, and the mare “Dvina” a blue mare born in 1920 “Kahila Karush”, which was gifted by King Abdulaziz to the famous Kirbet Park Stud of Lady Wentworth, the daughter of Lady Blunt in Britain.
The committee indicated that the tournament will be held in the front of Riyadh, which is located in the vicinity of King Khalid International Airport, in the middle of a closed hall with full services, where the main showroom contains 3 seating areas, a hospitality area, a horse show area, an event area, and a food area.
The event will run from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm.