Arabian horse shows are exciting and rewarding. Competition can be a great signpost to constantly improve your own breeding and prevent laziness. On the other hand, people also thrive when given the opportunity to explore and share. Perhaps a gathering of sorts, to celebrate this exquisite breed—to just enjoy the horses and the moment. The Noble Straight Egyptian Breeders Festival plans to offer just that; a kind of joint platform for breeders to present their breeding program and most beloved jewels to other breeders and enthusiasts.
It is easy to fall in love with the unique beauty and charisma of the straight Egyptian Arabian horse, the event’s focus, and to travel back to where the love for these horses began. Quickly they become not only a major part of people’s lives, but also a part of their family. Breeding, showing, riding—owners can enjoy their Arabian horses in a variety of ways. And the incredible story of the straight Egyptian Arabian horse is like a rendezvous with history.
“We understand that this journey is different per person,” says Mahmoud Alanzarouti, the driving force behind the idea. “It would be amazing to create an environment where we can share these experiences with each other. Breeders will be able to present their best horses—stallions, valuable broodmares and their offspring. In this way, they can give others an impression on their views and goals.” This all will be relished in a relaxed atmosphere at the beautiful Sham Stables in Lochem, Netherlands.
The Noble Straight Egyptian Breeders Festival conjures up memories of the praised competition-free European Egyptian Events of the 1980s in Wiesbaden. “Some breeders do not generally attend shows on the regular with their horses,” Mahmoud Alanzarouti explains. “Yet they would still like to have the opportunity to present them to the public. Our festival would like to create this opportunity. This event is not about prizes or judging, but we would like to provide new ideas, new force and new dimensions.”
What is Mahmoud Alanzarouti’s hope for this inaugural event? “Come and enjoy the moment, enjoy the horses, and enjoy each other!”