HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival received a huge boost after the International Petroleum Investments Company (IPIC) signed a sponsorship agreement with the under which IPIC becomes a strategic partner of the Festival’s events which are staged around the globe.
The Festival is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and the support of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of General Women’s Union and Chairwoman of Motherhood, Childhood Supreme Council.
The agreement was signed at the IPIC main office by Hamad Ali Al Ahbabi, Supporting Business Department Manager and Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR).
HE Suhail Bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, IPIC MD commented: “IPIC is a strong supporter of the UAE traditions and culture. The Arabian horse is an integral part of our culture and Arabian races have a long history in the UAE. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is unique at the international level in maintaining and preserving the heritage and traditional sports as well as looking after the equine sport to promote the Arabian horse worldwide.”
Ms Sawaya said: “The Festival is honoured and proud that IPIC has become its strategic partner as it has been looking forward for more distinction to present the bright image of the Arabian horse around the world, while ensuring that Abu Dhabi shall remain The Capital of the Arabian races by hosting the world’s richest Arabian horse race, the Euro1.2m Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Crown Jewel(Group 1).
“The strategic partnership with IPIC is added value which will contribute heavily in enriching the activities after the Festival has achieved its targets under the vision and directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.”
Meanwhile, Sawaya said that a Press Conference will be held on February 11 to reveal the international fixtures and activities of the 8th edition for the year 2016.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as Associate Partner, IPIC as Strategic Partner, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with and sponsored by Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland , Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Viola Communications, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2016, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.