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Does your lawyer speak Equine language?

24th February 2017

The World Arabian Horse Organisation (WAHO) held their biennial conference this year in Bahrain under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. It was an honour for WAHO to have the conference opened by His Majesty, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who was attended by other members of the Royal Family.

The conference was attended by over 200 delegates from 70 different nations, all united by their common goals on the breeding and preservation of Arab Horses.  I was fortunate enough to attend the conference and met a myriad of interesting people from all over the globe. I also experienced the warmth and hospitality of the host nation.

The Royal Family also gave unprecedented access for the delegates to view their Arabian horses, which have been carefully preserved for centuries by the Al Khalifa family, unchanged  from the original desert war horse. Essentially history on legs.

During the conference it became clear that my specialism in Equine Law would always be in demand particularly as most horse owners do want to instruct someone who knows about horses and speaks their language. It is indeed a small world when a breeder in Kuwait has to issue proceedings in an English Court.

I left the conference having made some interesting contacts and a very privileged view of the Royal horses.