GLOBAL EQUINE INDUSTRY TO CONVERGE AT DUBAI INTERNATIONAL HORSE FAIR NEXT MARCH
The annual event returns for its 15th edition held March 21 to 23 at Dubai World Trade Centre and is co-located with the 16th edition of the multi-million dirham Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The 15th Dubai International Horse Fair, held alongside the 16th Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, will return next year amid a booming global market for equine products, horse therapies and younger generations’ growing interest in horse riding.
Taking place from 21 – 23 March 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the event is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance.
With over 58 million horses and 784 horse breeds in the world, the equine industry – valued at USD 24.5 billion in 2018 – has cause for optimism with a growing interest from younger millennials and Generation Xers taking up horse riding, in addition to the influx of premium pet products and the growth of horse therapy, among other factors.
The 2019 Dubai International Horse Fair is expecting to experience strong international exhibitor participation due to the region’s demand for the latest equine technologies and innovations as well as its deeply-rooted traditions in horse riding, racing, breeding and various equestrian activities.
 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
 Market research firm Transparency Market Research
Internationally and regionally renowned brands including stables, veterinary organisations, feeds, riding apparel & garments, art, décor & lifestyle, hunting, riding clubs will gather at next year’s fair to showcase products that will advance the health, welfare and performance of horses.
A predicted 10,000+ buyers, professionals, breeders and enthusiasts from over 25 countries in the equestrian industry will attend the Dubai International Horse Fair to widen their global networks. The 14th edition of the show welcomed exhibitors from Belgium, Austria, Pakistan and KSA for the first time, with strong participation from Argentina, India, Australia, KSA, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
International, regional and local exhibitors in the coming edition will include Coda di cavallo -SAAD MOTLAQ AL OTAIBI, Riders Trend, F.Illi Bassoli SAS, DELTACAST, Global Export, Amer Alsaffar, equinART , BAHAR, A.S. International, Baba Art, Granata Selleria srl among others.
Other attractions at DIHF include the popular Horse Auction where Arabian purebred horses from local studs will be available for viewing, bidding and buying. The 2018 auction had over 100 pureblood Arabian horse breeds on sale, with prospective buyers and members of the public enjoying the thrill of a live auction with prices and stock that suited every budget.
The Dubai International Horse Fair 2019 will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, March 21-23, 2019. Admission is free of charge and open to trade visitors and the general public. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Stand booking is now open at the show’s official website www.dihf.ae.
About Dubai International Horse Fair:
DIHF 2018 will be held from 21 – 23 March 2019 at DWTC. For the 15th consecutive year, the exhibition will serve as a forum for international manufacturers, distributors, retailers and equestrian enthusiasts. DIHF will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance. The exhibition will once again be held alongside the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, a world-class competition for purebred Arabian horses. With the region’s largest display of equestrian equipment, services, products and interactive horse experiences, the three-day exhibition is expected to attract thousands of visitors.
About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
As the organiser of the Dubai International Horse Fair 2017, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) offers over 35 years experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises 20 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region.
Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.