ARO trainer Collington flys the flag at the prestigious Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz International Arabian Horse Festival


The Festival is a celebration showcasing Purebred Arabian Horses, Arabian Horseracing and an International Arabian Horse Show.

Phil Collington who trains 6 year old Mith’haf Athbah is down to run on Wednesday 24th January in the Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz International Arabian Horse Race Cup at Prince Sultan Arabian Horse Racetrack, Saudi Arabia.

Mith’haf Athbah enjoyed a successful end to his 2017 UK season in the colours of owners Athbah Stud by winning a group 1 at Chelmsford in a hard fought finish.

Background: The staging of an Arabian Horse Festival had been a vision of His Royal Highness, Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for some years with the inaugural event took place in January 2008.

A celebration of the Arabian horse the festival promotes the development of a horse that has played such a vital role in the history and development of the Arabian culture.

Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin AbdulAziz Al Saud, The Festival is held every January at Al Khalediah farm, the headquarters of His Highness’s farms in Tebrak city, west of Riyadh.

The high class festival is considered the only one of its kind in the Arabian Peninsula and, more particularly, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Picture of Mith’Haf Athbah and Will Pettis winning the Arabian Racehorse Magazine Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton.

(C) Debbie Burt – Equine Creative Media