In five months, from 30th of January to 5th of February of 2009, in the Sultanate of Oman, the next WAHO Conference will take place, under the auspices of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said. The Chairman of the Organizing Committee is Head of Finance and Supply H.E. Nassr Bin Humood Al Kindi, and the Vice Chairman is Commander of the Royal Cavalry Brigadier Abdulrazak Bin Abdulqader Alshahwarzi. As the organizers declare, everybody who is interested in the Conference will be welcome in Oman. “Our host of this important Conference is an expression of our desire to continue communicating, cooperating with international horse organizations in order to exchange experiences and knowledge and to present ideas and recommendations for promoting and developing of horse relevant activities, especially those for which the Arabian horse is most well suited by its special and unique characteristics”, says H.E. Nassr Bin Humood Al Kindi on the official Conference’s website.
After the conference meetings and sessions, delegates and observers will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful places and most important studs in Oman, among others the Royal Arabian Stud which is not normally open to the public. The post-conference tours will take place between 6th and 11th of February.
The Sultanate of Oman has a long history of breeding and keeping Arabian horses – underline the organizers. Oman with its excellent ports was a historic location for the export of Arabian horses, many thousands were brought from all over the region for this purpose. Oman has been a member of WAHO since 1979.