In our Shows section we publish the report from the Asharqia Arabian Horse Festival 2019 (Saudi Arabia). The event (Feb. 20-24th) was organized on extensive exhibition grounds of Dhahran Expo (Eastern Province) and it included two shows – the Asharqia Arabian Horse Classic and the Gulf Straight Egyptian Arabian Cup. An additional highlight was the presentation of the facsimile of the famous Wacław Emir Rzewuski’s manuscript which caused sensation between the guests.
Two hundred years after the famous emir Wacław Rzewuski’s expedition to the desert for horses (1817-1820), the Saudis attending the Festival had an opportunity to see the facsimile of Rzewuski’s manuscript produced by Manuscriptum Publishing House (Poland). This richly illustrated work by Rzewuski, “Sur les Chevaux Orientaux et Provenants des Races Orientales”, is one of the most valuable relics of the Polish literature, today held at the National Library in Warsaw. The audience of the event in Ad-Dammam were shown a copy of the third, the most beautiful, volume containing images of horses and Bedouins well known by Arabian horse fans, bound using a 200-years old technique. Rzewuski – not only a diarist, translator, poet, warrior, outstanding horse breeding authority and draftsman but a talented cartographer as well – was also the author of the maps… read more