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Equine conformation in focus
09 : 20 AM - 07/09/2017
Manama, Sep. 7 (BNA): A lecture on the fundamentals of Horse Conformation will be presented by national equine judges Mahmood Faraj and Elias Faraj as speechmakers, dealing with various general aspects of horse conformation.

The event organisers at Horses Universal expressed their gratitude and appreciation to His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, for his care and sponsorship to various equestrian sports, as well as Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF). They also commended the efforts of Dr. Khalid Ahmed Hassan, Director of the Royal Stables and Tawfiq Al Salehi, Director of the Media and Information Office of His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

The two lecturers, Mahmood and Elias Faraj, have extensive experience in the equestrian field. The former is a National Judge and Vice President of the Organising Committee of the BREEF’s Arabian Horse Beauty Show, while the latter is a National Judge, member of the High Committee of the BREEF’s Arabian Horse Beauty Show, as well as a holder of a Diploma from the UK in Horse Conformation and Horse Physiology.

The lecture on September 15 is aimed at various equestrian sports such as Arabian Horse Beauty Shows, Show Jumping, Speed and Endurance Racing, as well as Horse Taming. Discussion points include the importance of horse conformation, mechanisms of horse evaluation, recognising horse skeletal structures, in addition to evaluating general appearance and focusing on horse balance. The event will also deal with identifying the correct structure and related defects, as well as proper muscling in horses and the factors used to evaluate this conformation.

Horse breeders, owners and equestrian enthusiasts from within and outside the Kingdom will have the opportunity to learn the basics of horse conformation, which aids in the development of their abilities and knowledge regarding the strengths and weaknesses in horses. This leads to proper breeding, which protects horses from the dangers of injuries and other issues. A correct understanding of horse conformation is the key to ideal growth, which ensures the participation of horses in various equestrian sports competitions.


BNA 0615 GMT 2017/09/07

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