2017 Bahrain Conference

THE WAHO CONFERENCE BAHRAIN 2017 – Review

The 2017 WAHO Bahrain Conference was a very successful and productive event, which was very much enjoyed by all participants. Our most grateful thanks go to HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Patron of the Conference, and HH Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Host of the Conference and to The Royal Stables of Bahrain for their generous and gracious hospitality. The chance to see so many carefully preserved original desert-bred horses in their home setting was an unforgettable experience.
To read the full Conference Report which is available
as a PDF, please click here: WAHO Conference Special (7 MB, please allow some time to download!).
Monika Savier’s article published in Desert Heritage Magazine
as PDF, please click here: WAHO Conference (c) M. Savier (10 MB)
Monika Savier’s article published in Tutto Arabi
as PDF, please click here: WAHO Conference II (c) M. Savier (5 MB)
Sharon Meyers’ article published in Australian Arabian Horse Society News
as PDF (part I), please click here: WAHO Conference I (c) Sharon Meyers (2 MB)
Sharon Meyers’ article published in Australian Arabian Horse Society News
as PDF (part II), please click here: WAHO Conference II (c) Sharon Meyers (1,5 MB)


Horses of the Royal Stables Bahrain
(to view their names / strains just go with your mouse to the bottom of the photo)
all photos: G. Waiditschka / IN THE FOCUS


Horses of the Stud of Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa
(to view their names / strains just go with your mouse to the bottom of the photo)
all photos: G. Waiditschka / IN THE FOCUS

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THE WAHO CONFERENCE BAHRAIN 2017

Welcome to the 2017 WAHO Conference in Bahrain!

Welcome to the 2017 WAHO Conference in Bahrain!photos: April Visel

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Dear WAHO Members and Prospective Members,

Plans are now well under way for the 2017 WAHO Conference, generously hosted under the patronage of HH Sheikh Isa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and the Royal Arabian Studs of Bahrain.

The detailed WAHO Conference Bahrain 2017 brochures are now en route by airmail to our current WAHO Members. The package includes the Conference Programme, the Pearls of Bahrain Tours brochure, the Pre & Post-Conference Tours (Dilmun Days) brochure and of course a set of registration forms.

We are also very pleased to invite you to visit the new Conference website at: www.wahobahrain2017.com. Here you can browse through the information relating to the tours and you can also download the registration forms. We are not offering online registration at this time. We will welcome your registrations whether you prefer to send them to us by airmail, fax or scanned as email attachments.

We would also like to take this opportunity to extend a warm invitation to those of you who are not yet WAHO members to come and join us in the Kingdom of Bahrain in February 2017. Please contact the WAHO office for further information on how to become a WAHO member. WAHO membership will give you the right to take part in this unique and important event on the international Arabian horse community’s calendar. We can promise you not only several interesting talks by acclaimed speakers on a variety of topics, as well as private visits to unique Arabian breeding farms, but also the chance to reunite with old friends and make new ones from all over the world. All those who attend have one special common interest: The Arabian Horse.

Please click the link below to read this beautifully illustrated Arabian Horse World article by Denise Hearst with photos by April Visel, about the Arabian horses of Bahrain as our generous hosts prepare for the 2017 WAHO Conference: Arabian Horse World – Bahrain

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We look forward to welcoming all many Conference participants to the Kingdom of Bahrain. For further information or assistance, please feel free to contact:
Mr. Subin Abubaker, WAHO Conference Coordinator Bahrain 2017, at email: wahobahrain2017@gmail.com

We can also provide information and assistance from the WAHO Office, please contact: Katrina Murray, WAHO Executive Secretary, at email: waho@btconnect.com or Joanne Minter, WAHO Administrative Assistant, at email: thewahooffice@gmail.com

2017 WAHO CONFERENCE, MANAMA, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN
6-15 February 2017
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Seef District, Manama
WAHO General Assembly: 9-11 February
WAHO World Registrar’s Meeting: 8 February
Pearls of Bahrain Days: 12 – 15 February
With optional Pre Conference Tours on 6 – 8 February
and optional Post Conference Tours on 14-15 February

Almost 20 years since the last time the WAHO ‘family had the pleasure of meeting in Bahrain in 1998, you are cordially invited to attend the next WAHO Conference. The detailed Conference brochures and registration forms are automatically sent to all WAHO members, but WAHO is always delighted to welcome new members at our Conferences.

THE CURRENT PLANNED SCHEDULE OF DAILY EVENTS IS AS FOLLOWS:

Monday 6th February
09:00 – 20:00 h Conference Registration Desk open at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Choice of local Pre-Conference tours available for registered participants
Tuesday 7th February
09:00 – 20:00 h Conference Registration Desk open at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Choice of local Pre-Conference tours available for registered participants
09:00 – 18:00 h WAHO Executive Committee meeting.
Wednesday 8th February
09:00 – 18:00 h Conference Registration Desk open at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Choice of local Pre-Conference tours available for registered participants
09:00 – 17:30 h WAHO Executive Committee Meeting.
09:00 – 17:30 h WAHO World Registrars Meeting, full day with lunch
19:30 – 22:30 h Welcome reception and Dinner hosted by The Royal Arabian Studs of Bahrain
Thursday 9th February
09:00 – 17:30 h WAHO General Assembly starting with Opening Ceremony
Full day with lunch
19:30 – 23:00 h Evening social event and Dinner hosted by Bahrain Royal Equestrian & Endurance Federation
Friday 10th February
09:00 – 13:00 h WAHO General Assembly with guest speakers (morning only)
14:00 h Lunch at the Racetrack hosted by Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club
Race Meeting with the featured WAHO Cup race and Traditional Desert Sports
19:30 – 22:30 h Dinner at the Memorial Museum hosted by the Court of the Crown Prince
Saturday 11th February
09:00 – 17:30 h WAHO General Assembly with guest speakers
Full day with lunch
19:30 – 23:30 h Gala Dinner at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel with private horse parade and traditional attractions hosted by The Royal Arabian Studs of Bahrain
Sunday February 12th Pearls of Bahrain Special Days
Morning Royal Stud Presentation
Lunch
Afternoon Visit to Desert Stable and Endurance Stable of HH Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa
Monday February 13th Pearls of Bahrain Special Days
Morning HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Al Khalifa Stud Presentation with lunch
Afternoon Presentation of horses at Al Rashediah Stud with dinner
Tuesday February 14th
Morning Choice of local post conference tours for registered participants
Afternoon & Evening Bahrain National Championship Show, at the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club
Wednesday February 15th
Morning Choice of local post conference tours for registered participants
Afternoon & Evening Bahrain National Championship Show, at the Rashid Equestrian & Horseracing Club

Note: The programme of social events and tours may be subject to change;
all registered participants will be kept fully informed.

For further information about this exceptional event, please contact the WAHO Conference Office in Bahrain: Mr. Subin Abubaker, at email: wahobahrain2017@gmail.com

And for WAHO membership information, please contact the WAHO Office.
Tel: +44 (0) 1684 274455 or email: waho@btconnect.com or: the wahooffice@gmail.com

Please also see the dedicated WAHO 2017 Conference website: www.wahobahrain2017.com

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY. 2017 WAHO BAHRAIN CONFERENCE:

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Thanks to the very gracious invitation from the Kingdom of Bahrain to host the next WAHO Conference, under the Patronage of HH Sheik Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, we are delighted to inform you that plans are now well under way for this important event to be held in February 2017 (details see below). After much consideration of suitable dates, and in order to do our best to avoid clashing with other important international Arabian horse events, we have agreed the following initial schedule of events with our generous hosts. The Conference venue and choice of hotels will be confirmed soon. We will of course ensure all our members are kept up to date with the plans and itinerary as these become more detailed. Please check back here from time to time for more news.

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2017 WAHO Bahrain Conference: Preliminary Schedule of Events (subject to change)