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Saudi Arabia to Launch Championship Celebrating Purebred Arabian Horses

The Riyadh Front Exhibition and Convention Center will play host to the second edition of the International Championship for the Purebred Arabian Horse Beauty and Egyptian Horses, or "Kahila" in short. The chairman of the Equestrian Authority and the Horse Racing Club, His Highness Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Al-Faisal, is expected to partake in the event happening on May 25.

The event's committee stated that Kahila will be held in the indoor area at Riyadh Front Exhibitions and Convention Center, and is expected to run from 1 PM to 11 PM. The five-day championship aims to celebrate the importance of Arabian horses in the Kingdom, while simultaneously advancing horse-related events on both national and international levels. Furthermore, it will also symbolize the history of King Abdulaziz, his horse Kahila, and his passion for gifting horses to world's leaders.

For generations, in fact, desert-bred Arabian horses have been part of the Kingdom's proud heritage, which has inspired horse racing and other events across Saudi Arabia. Since 1965, horse racing has been an integral part of Saudi Arabia since the founding of the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia. Presently, the Kingdom plays host to the King Abdulaziz Arabian Horse Center Championship, the Saudi Cup, and more.

Indeed, Saudi Arabia strives to advance horse events while simultaneously celebrating Saudi heritage. For instance, the King Abdulaziz Arabian Horse Center (KAAHC) was founded in 1961 in order to manage horse events in Saudi Arabia. Under the patronage of the royal family and government authorities, it's responsible for organizing and monitoring the technical aspects at all shows held in the Kingdom, while serving as official delegate to the World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO), and to other international Arabian horse organizations. 

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