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It is said that horses from the royal studs are never sold, but only given away as gifts. There have been several much-publicized gifts in recent years, such as the stallions presented to Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and the stallion presented to Janow Podlaski (see sidebar on page 7). Is there any other way for an interested breeder to acquire an authentic Bahraini Arabian, we wondered. “Stallions are occasionally given to locals who might sell them on, thus giving an opportunity to purchase a pure Bahraini stallion, but mares almost never,” says Jenny.

Obeyaan Al Kumait 1620, winner of the 2016 Crown Prince Cup, pictured left, above, and below in the stretch.

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Profile for Arabian Horse World

Bahrain — Host of the 2017 WAHO Conference  

In February 2017, this lovely island nation will welcome guests to the World Arabian Horse Organization conference, by Denise Hearst. Photos...

Bahrain — Host of the 2017 WAHO Conference  

In February 2017, this lovely island nation will welcome guests to the World Arabian Horse Organization conference, by Denise Hearst. Photos...