Member Report from Kuwait
REPORT MADE AT 2014 WAHO CONFERENCE:
Mr. Abdullah Albraihi, Kuwait: Mr. President, members of the Executive Committee, fellow Delegates and distinguished guests. My name is Abdullah Albraihi, the Manager of the Kuwait Arabian Horse Registry. I would like to thank the organizing committee for hosting this Conference in Qatar.
Our current Stud book is Volume 6, which covers the year 2010. Volumes 7 and 8 will be printed soon. We have experienced a significant increase in the number of registered Arabians from 2011 to 2013. In 2011 we imported 292 horses, in 2012 we imported 331, and in 2013 we imported 376. The number of foals registered increased from 297 in the year 2011, to 387 in the year 2012, and to 504 in the year 2013. I think the increase is due to the shows we have started running since 2010. We organized two shows a year until 2013, and in 2014 there were three shows, two organized by the Hunting and Equestrian Club, which is the WAHO Registering Authority Member, and one by private breeders.
The Arabian Horse Centre, which is a State Stud, we call it Bait Al Arab, started issuing a newsletter since 2010, this covers many subjects about the Arabian horse, including its history, news, clinical subjects etc. We also run seminars. All this helps educate newcomers to the Arabian horse breed. The estimated number of living Arabian horses in Kuwait is now around 5,000. Thank you very much for your kind attention.
REPORT MADE AT 2011 WAHO CONFERENCE:
Mr. President, members of the Executive Committee, distinguished guests. I am Abdullah Albraihi, the Manager of the Kuwait Arabian Horse Registry. I would like to thank the Organizing Committee for hosting this Conference in Qatar.
Our current studbook is volume 4, which covers the records up to the end of 2007. Volume 5 will be ready soon, which covers the years of 2008 and 2009. The number of foals registered in 2010 is 178. Our imports are 244, are exports are 25. The estimated number of living Arabians in Kuwait is 2,000. Finally I would like to wish everyone a successful and productive Conference and a pleasant time in Qatar. Thank you.
REPORT MADE AT 2009 WAHO CONFERENCE:
Mr. President, Executive Committee, distinguished guests. I am glad to thank His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, The Royal Court Affairs, and the Organizing Committee for hosting this Conference in Oman. I am Abdullah AlBraihi, Manager of the Kuwait Arabian Horse Registry. I bring greetings from all the owners and breeders of purebred Arabian horses in Kuwait.
Kuwait has been a Member of WAHO since 1996. Our current stud book is Volume 4, it covers the period from 2004 to 2007. The number of foals registered in 2008 is 60, our imports are 97 and our exports are 23. The estimated number of living Arabians is 1,100. We have not started Shows yet, but we have 7 flat races in the season.
Mr. President, I know that WAHO considers the Registering Authority Members equally, no matter how big the country, or how many horses they have, but I would like to say that I am very pleased that AHA is back with WAHO, especially if you know that since 1908 they worked to preserve, safeguard and promote the purebred Arabians, and they still do. So welcome back, AHA.
Finally I would like to wish everyone a successful, educational and productive Conference and good times in Oman. Thank you.
REPORT MADE AT 2007 WAHO CONFERENCE: The Arabian Horse Centre and the Arabian Horse Registry in Kuwait are supervised by the Hunting and Equestrian Club.
Kuwait has been a full Registering Authority Member of WAHO since 1996, we have published 3 volumes of our stud book so far, the 4th volume will be due in 2008. In 2006 there were an estimated 700 living registered purebred Arabian horses. In that year we registered 69 foals, with 26 active breeding stallions and 90 broodmares. We had 87 imports from Bahrain, Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, UAE and UK. There were 12 exports, to Egypt and Saudi Arabia. We used blood-typing since we started, in 2005 we moved to DNA. Parent verification is mandatory before first registration. We have no shows yet, but we have 7 flat races in the season. We allow Artificial Insemination and the use of transported semen, and Embryo transfer.
In 2007 Kuwait registered 88 new foals. They also recorded 19 exports, and a large total of 135 imports. Racing increased to 11 from 7, and an endurance ride was also held. Arabins are also popular for general pleasure riding and equitation. There are now an estimated 1,000 living Arabians in Kuwait.