His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Son of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who is the founder of the United Arab Emirates. In 1971, he united the seven Emirates and created a country that now holds a position as one of the most advanced countries in the world.
Following in the footsteps of his father, HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed is credited with encouraging the locals to promote the Arabian horses. In light of which he established state of the art breeding and racing facilities in Abu Dhabi, designed to raise and care for horses from an early stage and develop them into a racing athlete, and as such allowing for the preservation of the unique breed of Arabian horses and equestrian link inherited over generations in the Arabian Peninsula.
HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s Racing Festival was launched for the first time in 2009, as directed by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman for the Emirates Arabian Horse Society. It is an important factor in the increased diversity of the activities of pure-bred Arabian racing. The Festival aims to continue the considerable efforts made by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the context of the preservation of heritage and traditions.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Horse Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Etisalat as the official sponsor, with National Feed as strategic partner, The National Archives as the official partner , Emirates Airline as the official carrier, sponsored by Al Massood Automobiles Nissan, Areej Alameerat, Omeir Travels Agency, YAS Sports TV., Viola Communications, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, the UAE’s General Women’s Union , Emirates Arabian Horse Society & Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club
Our vision is to get international recognition to the Arabian Racehorses, breeders, owners and professionals in the world. Sponsorship of races in different countries, promoting the ultimate athlete “Arabian Horse”, and educating the general public while getting the next generation involved in racing Arabian horses.
Recognition of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his contribution to the world of Arabian Racing legacy.
– Better international recognition of Arabian Racing
– Connecting the world of Arabian Racing and all professionals in the industry
-Public awareness of the sport and educating the next generation
– Increase the number of races as well as the number of owners, horses and breeders