Al Fares Dubai 2006 Breaks All Previous Records

Published December 10th, 2006 - 02:27 GMT

Al Fares Dubai 2006, the Sixth International Equine Trade Fair which will be held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11-13 December, has broken all previous records. Featuring over 300 exhibitors from 31 countries spanning all the six continents, it is set to attract a record number of visitors. A rich program offering business opportunities and containing education and entertainment modules will provide a unique platform to those currently involved or interested in the equestrian trade.

The show endeavours to provide an unmatched forum for the industry to not only showcase their goods and services, but also to access an opportunity to network with and establish greater brand awareness amongst potential business associates. Putting various products and services on display will be 300 exhibitors from 31 countries. Notable among them will be the 434 years old Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Albion Saddlemakers, Federal Stud Piber from Austria, Equine Canada and Boeckmann who are the largest manufacturer of trucks and trailers in Europe. A 28 member contingent form Germany comprising companies like Horse-Gym-2000, Horse and Rider Therapy, Rower and Rueb, Waldhausen, Theo Sommer and Sellaport will also be participating.

The educational segment will include a number of seminars by world-renowned experts, arena demonstrations and visits to Dubai’s equine infrastructure. The informative sessions will focus on vital aspects related to the industry. These include education for the horse’s mind by a renowned horse psychologist, a clinic on show jumping by a grand prix show jumper, a talk on massage therapy by a well-known therapist and a seminar on diagnosis of health problems in horses and current vaccine protection against equine influenza. The live demonstrations cover exciting topics like Back conformation, performance and saddle fit and a demo on grooming and health care products.

The highlights of the entertainment program are a polo match at the recently opened Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club and a show at the Emirates Riding Centre. The delegates can spend the afternoon visiting Dubai’s pristine beaches, the Desert Safari followed by Cruise Dinner. The fair has organised a fashion show during all three days showcasing equine and leisure wear which include riding clothes and formal race wear modelled and choreographed by professionals.



Al Fares Dubai 2006 has shown its eminence in the equine field with the tremendous response it has received from exhibitors this year, said Satish Khanna, General Manager of Al Fajer Information & Services, organisers of the show. “We aim to bring together various players in the industry in an environment amenable to establishing better business association. Horses are a way of life in this region and it is our endeavour to ensure that the industry continues its phenomenal growth for all the professionals spread regionally and globally. The quality and extent of our trade support this year is a strong indication that if one is in the equestrian industry, then he can’t miss this fair,” he said.

Al Fares Dubai 2006 is a truly global exhibition with registered exhibitors from all the six continents. It has recorded a stupendous growth in terms of exhibitors and space over Al Fares Dubai 2004. Over 7000 trade visitors from over 50 countries are expected to attend the three action filled days of the show.

Al Fares International Equine Trade Fair is the oldest and leading exhibition on horse products in Middle East and Africa. It was established in 1995 and has been growing steadily. In 2004 there were 276 exhibitors and 5974 buyers from 53 countries. The event has contributed to the development of the equine industry in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The fair continues to promote UAE as a center of excellence for all equine activities while bringing the latest technology on disciplines related to horses. Al Fares Dubai International Equine Trade Fair is an ideal platform for manufacturers and service providers to market their products and services.


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