7 Categories in the auction of Captive-bred Falcons at Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX 2022)
The Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) is an ideal opportunity to promote sustainable hunting by inviting thousands of visitors, including local and GCC falconers, as well as falconers from several countries around the world, this aims to use captive- bred falcons provided by the best local and European falcon farms participating in the exhibition.
The upcoming (19) edition of “Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition ” will be organized by Emirates Falconers’ Club from the upcoming September 26th to October 2nd and sponsored by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, International Fund for Houbara Conservation and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre where the event is being held. Moreover, the sponsor of “Hunting Weapons” sector is Caracal International LLC, the visitor’s experience partner is POLARIS-Specialized Sports Equipment, and the supportive partner is the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The ADIHEX Management invited the owners of farms and breeding centers of captive-bred falcons and those working in its trade in various countries of the world to participate in the falcon auction, where a ready platform is made for those who wish from them to participate in the auction, with all facilities, logistics and promotional services.
In the past two editions, (2019 and 2021), the Falcon Auction witnessed the participation of dozens of local and international companies specialized in producing the best falcons in the world, where bidding and competition took place between falconers from the GCC countries to buy the best captive-bred falcons. This encourages the falcon farms to produce the best birds, according to different categories, and enables falconers to obtain them at the best prices.
The Falcon Auction of (ADIHEX 2022) is divided into several categories for local and international production, namely “Pure Gyr, Peregrine, Saker, Pure Gyr male Karmousha, Gyr Saker, Gyr Saker male, Gyr Peregrine.
Among the general requirements for participating in the auction is that the participant is officially registered with ADIHEX, not to enter more falcons than the number authorized to participate in the auction, that the participant puts his falcons in the custody of the organizing committee 6 hours before the commencement time of the Auction. Moreover, they need to obtain a disease-free certificate for the participating falcons, and avoid feeding the falcons during the auction, as well as to undertake to abide by all the regulatory and health preventive conditions. Additionally, the participants may only sell the falcons after the completion of the auction process, and they are not allowed to withdraw from the Auction.
The Auction targets the owners of falcons breeding facilities and farms in the UAE and all countries around the world, organizers of falcon auctions, traders of captive-bred falcons, falconers in the UAE and Arab Gulf Region, VIPs and businessmen interested in the falconry sector, and UAE community members and residents as well as tourists.
His Excellency Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organizing Committee of ADIHEX, Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers Club, pointed out that the ADIHEX has turned into an ideal international platform displaying the best types of captive-bred falcons in Abu Dhabi, from the best falcon breeding farms in the world.
ADIHEX succeeded in promoting the idea that the alternative falcons bred in captivity proved their high hunting ability, and that they are no less efficient and distinguished than wild falcons, if they are cared for and trained, according to well-founded principles.
The Falcon Auction, aims to enhance the exhibition’s theme “Sustainability and Heritage…a reborn aspiration” by strengthening the role of the Emirates Falconers Club in preserving and developing the authentic heritage and sustainable hunting. It also seeks to establish a perfect platform for selling, purchasing, and producing the best captive-bred falcons, and to enhance the role of ADIHEX in the industry of falcon farms in the region and the world.