Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, recently held a press conference to present details of the upcoming Katara International Arabian Horse Festival – KIAHF 2021 – organised under the patronage of HH The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The festival is scheduled from 2 until 6 February at the Katara Esplanade.

First Edition

Katara Hourse FestivalKatara General Manager, HE Dr Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, said that the unveiling of the first edition of the festival is of great significance, especially as it is being held under the gracious patronage of the Amir. He said that the festival embodies one of the oldest and most ancient sporting event dedicated to the magnificence of purebred Arabian horses.

Qatar is recognised globally for its equestrian excellence and is considered a world leader in preserving purebred Arabian horses.

The festival is supported by the Qatar Equestrian Federation, Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, and Qatar Foundation.

According to Dr Al Sulaiti, the festival also enhances Katara’s position as an incubator for international events and highlights Katara’s role in preserving the country’s rich heritage in equestrian sport. The festival, he said, enhances the status of purebred Arabians, and reinforces the vital and harmonious relationship between culture and sport.

The festival encompasses one of the most extravagant international tournaments dedicated to the beauty of Arabian horses, making it an exclusive event at a global level.

Health and Safety Protocols

Dr Al Sulaiti assured the gathering that strict safety protocols would be followed in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Public Health. All participants, organisers, officials, and guests will have to show their ‘green’ Ehteraz status, wear masks at all times, and strictly follow the social distancing rule.

KIAHF 2021 press conference

Sponsors and Partners

  • Nasser Bin Khaled Group (Diamond Partner)
  • Qatar Insurance Group (Platinum Partner)
  • Al Ahli Bank (Exclusive Banking Partner)
  • Vodafone (Telecom Partner)
  • Ali Bin Ali (Diamond Partner)
  • Alkass (Media Partner)
  • Qatar Airways (Official Airline Partner)
  • Qommunication (Social Media Partner)

Representatives from partner organisations expressed their pleasure in partnering with Katara for the exclusive event that they said upholds Qatar’s rich equestrian history.

For updates and more information, visit

Check out Marhaba’s FREE e-Guides for everything you need to know about Qatar.