ABOUT THE EVENT

The Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum brought together the GCC’s equestrian clubs, polo clubs, stables, equestrian and polo resorts, ranches, and farms at the Meydan Grandstand, Dubai. The first day of the exhibition was part of the Super Saturday race of the Dubai World Cup. The second day of the exhibition hosted a conference that discussed on various aspects of nurturing an equine athlete.

The forum was graced by the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

The event was inaugurated by Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Equestrian Club and Dubai Racing Club, and welcomed over 200 key decision-makers responsible for procurement, brand value, and the quality of their clubs and stables who attended the event to learn the newly available services and products and to identify and shortlist new vendors for their facilities.

Welcome message

On behalf of the Dubai Equestrian Club and the Dubai Racing Club, I would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd Dubai Equestrian Procurement Forum we are hosting in conjunction with the Dubai World Cup Carnival’s Super Saturday on the 5th & 6th March 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 Mohammed Essa Al Adhab

Board Member and General Manager
Dubai Equestrian Club & Dubai Racing Club

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....

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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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$26.5 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 in numbers

329

ATTENDEES

23

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

220

Scratch card giveaways

5

EXHIBITOR PASSPORT WINNERS

5

PRESENTATIONS

10

Media Partners

$99,000

Global PR Value

29M+

GLOBAL PR REACH

15,200+

EMAILS SENT

60+

Social Media Posts

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 required

  • 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
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

Photo Gallery

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

Geography of participants attending

saudi arabia

kuwait

bahrain

qatar

UAE

oman

 

Activities during the event

Live quizzes

The event will host live quizzes around the topic of horse races in the United Arab Emirates and trivia on the country’s equestrian sector for all participants. Participants with the highest number of correct answers will stand to win prizes and the winners will be announced on the same day. The prizes include an iPhone 13, an iPad Air and a Samsung Galaxy S21

Exhibitor passport

All registered participants are eligible for a lucky draw. To enter the draw, they will be provided with an exhibitor passport which will be stamped when they visit the exhibitor stands. Participants will need to have stamps from all the exhibitors to join the lucky draw. Three lucky participants stand a chance to win an iPad Air. The winners will be announced at the end of the day.

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.