International animal show opens in Bahrain
Manama, March 22, 2014
The third edition of the Bahrain International Animal Production Show (Mara'ee 2014) kicked off last night (March 21) at the Bahrain International Endurance Village, following the success of its first two editions.
His Majesty King Hamad opened the major animal festival in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier.
The launch ceremony was originally a VIP-only event, but so many people showed up without invitations that the doors were thrown open to the public, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
His Majesty was welcomed on arrival at Bahrain International Endurance Village, Sakhir, by Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister and head of the organising committee Dr Juma Al Ka'abi and senior officials.
The ceremony was also attended by Ruling Family members, ministers, senior officials and diplomats.
Last night's opening ceremony included the premiere of Flying Frenchman Lorenzo, the top show horseman in the world, who performed acrobatic moves as he rode on two horses at the same time.
The King honoured winners of a competition and was later presented with a commemorative gift by Dr Al Ka'abi.
The minister also presented the Crown Prince with a commemorative gift.
The King toured the festival and said it underlines its pioneering role in contributing to national economy and encouraging investment in the animal production field.-TradeArabia News Service