The Old Doha Port is set to host the 2023 World Arabian Horse Championship on December 7-9 for the first time outside France in more than 42 years.
The hosting committee of the championship spoke on the event at a press conference Sunday.
Prof Khaled bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, head of the hosting committee and general manager of Katara – the Cultural Village, championship director Badr Mohamed al-Darwish, and representatives of the event sponsors, were present.
The championship is supported by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (platinum sponsor), Ooredoo Qatar (exclusive communications partner), Al-Asmakh Group, Ali bin Ali Luxury, Nasser bin Khaled Al- Thani and Sons Group (gold sponsors), Ahlibank (exclusive banking sponsor), AlKass Channels (official broadcaster) and others.
"The relocation of the event to Doha represents a qualitative leap in the world of equestrianism, celebrating the Arabian horse and its significant role in our ancient Arab culture,” said Prof al-Sulaiti.
He stressed that this achievement is the outcome of the strategic partnership between Katara and the National Centre for Agricultural Shows and Trade Fairs in France (Ceneca) and will feature the participation of 150 horses from 21 countries.
Al-Darwish said that the championship venue at the Old Doha Port is fully prepared for the six categories of the competition.
He highlighted the efforts of the technical team in facilitating the entry of horses into Qatar and completing all procedures and requirements to ensure the smooth progress of the championship.
The press conference concluded with the signing of agreements between the hosting committee and the sponsors.
Officials at the press conference Sunday.