success for second Arabian Horse Show
second International Arabian Horse Show, Merrist Wood 20th-21st
July 2002, the only European Conference of Arab Horse Organisations
(ECAHO) B show in the UK, was an outstanding success.
Hosted by leading London-based corporate financier Amjed Al-Jaffery,
the show is now firmly established as an international highlight
in the Arab horse show calendar.
prime location and first class facilities at Merrist Wood provided
easy access for both national and international competitors, while
the total of £21,000 in prize money provided a generous incentive.
All classes were well filled with high numbers of top quality competitors.
were received from as far a field as Argentina, Australia, Denmark,
Germany and the Netherlands, while a prestigious list of international
judges included HRH Teresa de Bourbon of Spain, Isabella Pawelec-Zawadska
President of the Arab Horse Society of Poland, Willi Poth from Germany
and Ferdinand Huemer from Austria, the current President of ECAHO.
Watts, wife of rock legend Charlie Watts, was delighted with her
double victory for Britain. Her Brazilian import Shadra NA took
the senior female championship with her nine-year-old Eprvwetka
highly respected International Judge Peter Upton said: A show
of such good quality, organisation and turnout certainly merits
its B status. The phenomenal numbers of exhibitors and
the enthusiasm of the spectators reflect the growing popularity
of the Arab horse and the atmosphere was such that all parties are
already anticipating the excitement of next years show, which
promises to be even bigger and better.