Doha, February 01 (QNA) – Third Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF 2023) presented various artistic and cultural events at the festival site on the Katara Corniche.

In this regard, the exhibition “Symphony of Authenticity” by artist Ali Al Mimar opened and shall continue until the end of the festival in Building 47 at Katara. The exhibition includes 17 paintings about horses.

Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Katara General Manager and Chairman of KIAHF’s Organizing Committee Dr. Khaled bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said the activities accompanying the third edition of KIAHF featured a number of exhibitions such us the exhibition “Symphony of Authenticity” which showcases international works for the artist, one of the few in the world who excel in this field.

Among the accompanying activities, he said, are about 21 commercial pavilions, including pavilions for the festival’s sponsors, as well as an art exhibition that includes photographs of horses and plastic paintings, in addition to other exhibitions that will be opened.

He added that KIAHF 2023 presented more than 30 events and activities. The festival also includes a number of art exhibitions that will be opened during the days of the festival, including the “Interactive Mirrors” exhibition, which is the first of its kind at Katara and Qatar, the Tale of the Arabian Horse, and the “Brazilian Sculptures” exhibition by Roberto Clazzini – Al-Karimah, and the “Collectibles” exhibition of Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum and Qatar National Library.

The popular KIAHF Saddle Drawing Competition has the participation of 30 artists from within and outside Qatar and where the winner shall receive QR 30,000 as the top prize, the second QR 20,000 and third QR 10,000.

The “Best Picture” Competition on Arabian purebred horses at the festival has a best prize of QR 12,000 and other prizes. The competition is open to all Qatar citizens and residents. The competition will be held on The Auction day on February 6.

The results of the poetry competition – “Poet of the Safinat” – dedicated to Nabati poetry, held in December will be announced on the sidelines of the Festival. The first place winner will receive a QR100,000 award and the golden festival shield. The second winner will be awarded QR70,000 and the silver festival shield, while winner of the third place will receive QR50,000 and the bronze festival shield. (QNA)


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