(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Gala dinner at award?s night in los angeles brings purebred arabian world community together
Uae singer aryam was honoured by shaikha fatima darley awards as new ambassador to the arabian horse racing world. — supplied photos
The 2013 hh shaikha fatima bint mubarak annual darley awards gala dinner which was held at the beverly hills hotel dorchester in los angeles on saturday was another benchmark that brought the purebred arabian world community together. and apart from the vip reception and themed event the commitment to the society was in the heart of the function which was capped by fundraising auction.
Abdulla ali al saboosi uae consular general to the usa (los angeles) praised the wise leadership of the president his highness shaikh khalifa bin zayed al nahyan
And his highness shaikh mohammed bin rashid al maktoum vice-president and prime minister of the uae and ruler of dubai and their brothers the members of the supreme community and rulers of the emirates that helped in creating international relations with the rest of the world to enhance global peace and promote mutual interests.
“i would also like to thank shaikh mansour bin zayed al nahyan deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs and shaikha fatima bint mubarak chairwoman of the general women’s union and the family development foundation and president of the supreme council for motherhood and childhood for the great initiative to encourage women sports and promote the image of the arabian horse which represents important part of the uae’s heritage and history” he said.
Al saboosi has also hailed the hard work of lara sawaya director of the shaikh mansour bin zayed al nahyan global arabian horse flat racing festival and the partners and sponsors of the festival for their dedication to boost the status of the arabian horse. “emirates airline has also contributed to this success through its daily flights to los angeles which has also made our job much easier” he added.
Uae top lady singer aryam excited the audience with a new song which has constituted part of the effort of the shaikh mansour bin zayed al nahyan global arabian horse flat racing festival to lift the arabian horse racing to new heights. the young lady was named ambassador to the hh shaikha fatima bint mubarak darley awards to carry the message and mission of the festival to the rest of the world. sawaya commented: “we are all obliged to shaikha fatima bint mubarak for her great initiative which has created all these lines of success and penetrations. we are here because of this brilliant idea and will remain to make the arabian horse in the mouth of all members of the racing community.”
Meanwhile nominations to eight top arabian stallions were auctioned to raise funds for charity within the usa and elsewhere.
The most outstanding stallions included al sakbe owned by shadwell stud the uk arm of the operations of shaikh hamdan bin rashid al maktoum deputy ruler of dubai and uae minister of finance; dahess owned by shaikh joaan bin hamad bin khalifa al thani; kaolino owned by shadwell stud donated by mandolynn hill farm usa; line dancer owned by toshkara arabians usa; so big is better owned by mark powell; th richie owned by al awal stud; thoroughbred owned by guy neivens uk; tm fred texas owned by al shaqab racing.
Denise gault arabian racing cup chief steward said: “we are once again honoured by our main sponsor the shaikh mansour bin zayed al nahyan global arabian horse flat racing festival. we are also obliged to the creative initiative of shaikha fatima bint mubarak that paved the way for the restoring the value of the arabian horse worldwide.”