ABOUT THE EVENT

The second running of the Dubai Equestrian Forum (DEF) was inaugurated by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Equestrian Club and Dubai Racing Club, and honored by the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai. The third edition introduces new experiences, bringing together the GCC’s equestrian industry across clubs, stables, resorts, ranches, and farms at The Gallery, Meydan Grandstand, Dubai.

ABOUT THE EVENT

 

The second running of the Dubai Equestrian Forum (DEF) was inaugurated by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Equestrian Club and Dubai Racing Club, and honored by the presence of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai. The third edition introduces new experiences, bringing together the GCC’s equestrian industry across clubs, stables, resorts, ranches, and farms at The Gallery, Meydan Grandstand, Dubai.

Welcome Message

On behalf of the Dubai Equestrian Club and the Dubai Racing Club, I would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd Dubai Equestrian Forum on Friday 9th December and Saturday 10th December, 2022.

The main objective of hosting this event is to meet with various equestrian suppliers and procure products for our upcoming seasons. As such, I strongly encourage all the regional and international suppliers to showcase their offerings at this exclusive gathering of equestrian professionals from across the GCC.

We truly believe your participation will contribute to strengthening the event and making the region a top-class equestrian hub.

I look forward to meeting you at the event.

 

 

Major General Dr. Mohammed Essa Al Adhab

Board Member and General Manager

Dubai Equestrian Club & Dubai Racing Club

Welcome Message

DEC Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC) was established in 2002 by the decree of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DEC organises and host’s quality equestrian sports for the people of Dubai and the UAE in the disciplines of Endurance, Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing at the purpose-built Dubai International Endurance City and its subsidiary Emirates Equestrian Centre.

Responsible for organising and promoting the sport of Endurance, the DEC also serves as a supporter of international equestrian sports and sponsor of select major events. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Endurance Festival is one of the most prominent local races, which runs over a week in March and includes the Ladies ride, Private Stables ride, Gamilati ride for mares and His Highness Sheikh 0’ooMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup. Moreover, DEC also run the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Festival held in February which includes the Ladies ride, Private Stables ride, Al Yamamah ride for mares, and the main ride Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup. DEC oversees 32 endurance stables, such as M7 stable, F3 stable, MRM stable.

DRC Horseracing began in the Emirate of Dubai in October 1981, when the dusty Camel Track hosted the first Thoroughbred race meeting. Three races were run – a sprint, a mile and a mile and a half, organised by the office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Approximately 10 years later, in early 1992 the Dubai Racing Club (DRC) was established. DRC serves to organise and host horseracing at Meydan Racecourse, from November through to April, including the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the Dubai World Cup. Serving to further develop and promote horseracing in Dubai, the first races held under rules were contested in March 1992 at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Dubai World Cup is the highlight of Dubai’s sporting and social calendar and attracts the best horses and riders from all over the world. It is the world’s most spectacular race day with a total prize money of US$30.5 million for the showcase of nine races, including US$12 million at stake in the title contest. Meydan Racecourse is the world’s largest integrated racing facility and the racing season plays a key role in international horse racing. In addition, DRC oversees 15 stables to train and rehabilitate horses.

Welcome Message

DEC Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC) was established in 2002 by the decree of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. DEC organises and host’s quality equestrian sports for the people of Dubai and the UAE in the disciplines of Endurance, Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing at the purpose-built Dubai International Endurance City and its subsidiary Emirates Equestrian Centre.

Responsible for organising and promoting the sport of Endurance, the DEC also serves as a supporter of international equestrian sports and sponsor of select major events. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Endurance Festival is one of the most prominent local races, which runs over a week in March and includes the Ladies ride, Private Stables ride, Gamilati ride for mares and His Highness Sheikh 0’ooMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup. Moreover, DEC also run the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Festival held in February which includes the Ladies ride, Private Stables ride, Al Yamamah ride for mares, and the main ride Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup. DEC oversees 32 endurance stables, such as M7 stable, F3 stable, MRM stable.

DRC Horseracing began in the Emirate of Dubai in October 1981, when the dusty Camel Track hosted the first Thoroughbred race meeting. Three races were run – a sprint, a mile and a mile and a half, organised by the office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Approximately 10 years later, in early 1992 the Dubai Racing Club (DRC) was established. DRC serves to organise and host horseracing at Meydan Racecourse, from November through to April, including the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the Dubai World Cup. Serving to further develop and promote horseracing in Dubai, the first races held under rules were contested in March 1992 at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Dubai World Cup is the highlight of Dubai’s sporting and social calendar and attracts the best horses and riders from all over the world. It is the world’s most spectacular race day with a total prize money of US$30.5 million for the showcase of nine races, including US$12 million at stake in the title contest. Meydan Racecourse is the world’s largest integrated racing facility and the racing season plays a key role in international horse racing. In addition, DRC oversees 15 stables to train and rehabilitate horses.

About the event hosts

Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC) was established in 2002 by the decree of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

DEC organises and host’s quality equestrian sports for the people of Dubai and the UAE in the disciplines of Endurance, Dressage,...


Showjumping and Eventing at the purpose-built Dubai International Endurance City and its subsidiary Emirates Equestrian Centre.

Responsible for organising and promoting the sport of Endurance, the DEC also serves as a supporter of international equestrian sports and sponsor of select major events.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Endurance Festival is one of the most prominent local races, which runs over a week in March and includes the Ladies ride, Private Stables ride, Gamilati ride for mares and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup. Moreover, DEC also run the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Festival held in February which includes the Ladies ride, Private Stables ride, Al Yamamah ride for mares, and the main ride Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup.

DEC oversees 32 endurance stables, such as M7 stable, F3 stable, MRM stable.

Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC) was established in 2002 by the decree of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Horse racing began in the Emirate of Dubai in October 1981, when the dusty Camel Track hosted the first Thoroughbred race meeting. Three races were run – a sprint, a mile and a mile and a half, organised by the office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.


Approximately 10 years later, in early 1992 the Dubai Racing Club (DRC) was established.

DRC serves to organise and host horseracing at Meydan Racecourse, from November through to April, including the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the Dubai World Cup. Serving to further develop and promote horseracing in Dubai, the first races held under rules were contested in March 1992 at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Dubai World Cup is the highlight of Dubai’s sporting and social calendar and attracts the best horses and riders from all over the world. It is the world’s most spectacular race day with a total prize money of US$30.5 million for the showcase of nine races, including US$12 million at stake in the title contest. Meydan Racecourse is the world’s largest integrated racing facility and the racing season plays a key role in international horse racing. In addition, DRC oversees 15 stables to train and rehabilitate horses.

Horseracing began in the Emirate of Dubai in October 1981, when the dusty Camel Track hosted the first Thoroughbred race meeting. Three races were run - a sprint, a mile and a mile and a half, organised by the office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. ...

Event Statistics

500+

ATTENDEES

250+

Stables attending

50+

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

25+

Media Partners

2

Conference day

Advisory Panel

Dr Azzam Al Wathaifi

Acting Head of Quarantine, Dubai Racing Club

Ahmed Al Hammadi

Equine Consultant, Dubai Equestrian Club

Dr. Ana Paula Leite

Procurement Manager Assistant, Dubai Racing Club

Speaker Panel

Dr. Nora Norgradi

Equine Internal Medicine Specialist, Dubai Equine Hospital

Lizzie Drury

Senior Nutritionist, Saracen Horse Feeds in partnership with The Veterinary Group (TVG)

Tom Versprille

Sales Manager, Cavalor

Lea Hüser

Sales & Business Development Manager, bitop Animal Health & Care GmbH

Attendee Profile

CEOs, Owners, and Founders

Secretaries

Club Operation Managers

Stable Managers

Veterinarians

Trainers

Riders

Supplier categories

Feed & Nutritional Products

Flooring & Bedding Products

Stable & Hall Constructions

Riding & Sports Apparels

Horse Care Products & Equipment

Grooming Products & Services

Track & Saddlery Products

Stable Technologies

Horseboxes & Other Vehicles

Veterinary Products & Services

Water Suppliers

Equine Insurance

Fences

Veterinary Hospitals & Diagnostic Laboratory

  • Feed & Nutritional Products
  • Flooring & Bedding Products
  • Veterinary Products & Services
  • Ridding & Sports Apparels
  • Horse Care Products & Equipment
  • Grooming Products & Services
  • Track & Saddlery Products
  • Stable Technologies
  • Veterinary Hospitals & Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Horseboxes & Other Vehicles
  • Water Suppliers
  • Equine insurance
  • Fences
  • Stable, and hall constructions

 

Why participate?

 

HEAR from stables and clubs in the GCC on their requirements.

COMMUNICATE and engage with current and potential customers and showcase your company’s products and services.

 

NETWORK and have one-on-one meetings with decision makers from the industry.

 

SHOWCASE innovative technologies, techniques, and equipment to increase business opportunities.

 

USE the multiple available opportunities to increase your brand visibility.

 

PRESENT your business case and offerings.

Event Agenda

When? What? Where?
09:00 – 10:00 Registration Outside Gate A
Buyer seller meeting, activations & exhibition hours
10:00 – 10:10 Event inauguration and opening of the exhibition Terrace, 2nd Floor
10:45– 11:30 Activations and activities Terrace, 2nd Floor
14:30 Brunch Terrace, 2nd Floor
16:15 – 16:45 Activations and activities Terrace, 2nd Floor
15:00 Super Saturday race starts Terrace, 2nd Floor
20:00 – 21:00 VIP exhibition tour Terrace, 2nd Floor
21:00 End of day 1

1st DEPF Symposium of Digestive Health Challenges in Performance Horses

When? What? Where?
08:30 onwards Registration, refreshments, and networking Gate A
Buyer seller meeting, activations & exhibition hours
09:00 Exhibition opens Invasor, 2nd Floor
09:30 Conference commencement
Welcome note
Invasor, 2nd Floor
09:45 Gastric Ulcer Syndrome in Performance Horse

  • Pathophysiology
  • Clinical signs and diagnosis
  • Effect on performance

Dr. Nora Norgradi, Equine Internal Medicine Specialist, Dubai Equine Hospital

Invasor, 2nd Floor
10:25 Gastric ulcers & performance horses

  • Top feed and management tips
  • Reducing the prevalence of EGUS in performance horses

Lizzie Drury, Senior Nutritionist, Saracen Horse Feeds in partnership with The Veterinary Group (TVG)

Invasor, 2nd Floor
10:55 EIPH in high performance horses

  • What is EIPH (lungbleeding)?
  • Occurrence, risk factors and Studies
  • Preventive measures and Treatment
  • Tips to keep horses’ lungs in good condition

Tom Versprille, Sales Manager, Cavalor

Invasor, 2nd Floor
11:30 Prevention and treatment of equine lung problems
Lea Hüser, Sales & Business Development Manager, bitop Animal Health & Care GmbH
Invasor, 2nd Floor
12:00 End of conference Invasor, 2nd Floor
12:45 Exhibitor passport lucky draw announcements Terrace, 2nd Floor
13:00 End of event Terrace, 2nd Floor

Participating Countries

saudi arabia

kuwait

bahrain

qatar

UAE

oman

Schedule

Date Activity/Location Time
7th December Equestrian visits to Dubai Equine Hospital,
Racing Stables and Emirates Equestrian Centre
TBC
8th December Dubai Equestrian Forum Event
The Gallery, Meydan Grandstand
9:00am – 6:00pm
9th December A night of horseracing and hospitality at
Meydan Grandstand
6:00pm – 9:30pm

*Forum exhibitors receive special room rates at The Meydan Hotel.

Exhibitor Stand Pack

The stand is 9 sqm and includes:

1. Stand building/walls 2. Printed vinyl name brand stickers per 9 sqm stand 3. 3 x Spot lighting
4. 2 x Chairs 5. 1 x Table 6. 1 x Counter
7. 1 x Browser rack 8. 1 x Waste basket 9. Power socket

Price per sqm = EUR 380.00

Sponsorship opportunities

Dubai Equestrian Forum provides a world-class environment for buyers from across the GCC and
global sellers to meet, learn, network, conduct business and discover new products, service providers,
solutions,and technologies from over 50 exhibiting companies.
To find out more about the opportunities available, contact us at def@dubairacingclub.com
and a member of the team will create a bespoke package to suit your business’s objectives

Testimonials

Why get involved?

Hear from stables and clubs in the GCC on their supplier requirement

Communicate and engage with current and potential customers and showcase your company’s specialist products and services

Network and have one-to-one meetings with decision makers from the industry

Showcase innovative technologies, techniques, and equipment to increase business opportunities

Use the multiple available opportunities to increase your brand visibility, before during and after the event

Present your business case and offerings

Venue

Meydan Grandstand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Format

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

KEY MEDIA PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNERS

Sponsorship Opportunities

Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum provides a world-class environment for buyers from across the GCC and global sellers to meet, learn, network, conduct business and discover new products, service providers, solutions, and technologies from over 75+ exhibiting companies.

Item Description Available Units
Day 2 presentation 10-minute technical presentation 3
Lunch sponsor Sponsor for full event lunch 2
Dessert sponsor Post-lunch dessert to be served to the attendees at your stand 2
VIP lunch sponsor Be the exclusive host to VIP lunch 1
Coffee break sponsor Coffee sponsor of the event 2
Lanyard and badges Branded lanyards and badges for the entire event 1
Wi-fi sponsor All attendees will visit your stand to collect the wi-fi password 2
Podium sponsor Branding on conference podium 1
Registration desk sponsor Branding on all registration counters 1
Information wall sponsor Sponsoring the event’s mega interactive floor plan, agenda and info wall 1
Delegate bag Exclusive provider of event bags 1
Directional signage Branding on all event external and internal directional signage 5
Water sponsor Branded water bottles throughout the event 1
Exhibition only 3M X 3M 80

To find out more about the opportunities available, contact us at partnerships@gmevents.ae and a member of the team will create a bespoke package to suit your business’s objectives.