The Belgian Equestrian Delegation has landed in the UAE.
First stop: Expo 2020 Dubai!
Today we were joined by H.E. Minister-President Jan Jambon at an enchanting equestrian networking event where we got the opportunity to talk extensively with entrepreneurs and dignitaries with a passion for horses. This is clearly a passion we share and which drives us both to achieve global succes.
We visited the first equestrian club in the UAE: Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club.
It was established in 1982 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. It covers an area of 2.8 km2 and is home to the one of the largest indoor riding facilities in the Middle East. The club has been at the forefront of encouraging equine sports in the UAE and. It is home to Longines World Cups and world famous show jumper Abdullah Humaid Al Muhairi who joined us during our visit.
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The Belgian equestrian delegation has landed in Qatar. There we are joined by none other than William Asselborn, the new Belgian ambassador in Qatar.
From him we learned that we are the first Belgian mission and even one of the first European missions in Doha! #pioneers
What an honor that our horse sector is once again leading the way.
PS: We met with the Qatar Equestrian Federation secretary general, former Olympic Rider Mr. Ali Yousef Al Rumaihi. Many Belgians know him all too well as our country was a second home to him during his career.
What an inspiring day! We visited Al Shahania Stud, specializing in show and race horses. Al Shahania Stud was founded by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani. The estate includes over 200 stables, 19 paddocks spread over 50 acres of grassland, a swimming pool for horses, its own 2000m training track and much more.
At the Embassy of Belgium in Qatar, we concluded the day. Where, the ambassador informed the guests about the strengths of the Belgian horse sector. We would like to thank both Ambassador William Asselborn and Samuël Servaes for their valuable support. They helped make this mission a real home run for the Belgian equine sector.