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Saeed Rashed Bin Ghadayer: "Breeding and training high performing horses and camels are an integral part of Emirati culture"

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Saeed Rashed Bin Ghadayer: "Breeding and training high performing horses and camels are an integral part of Emirati culture"
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Equestrian sports have been the highlight of the culture in the Gulf. The Gulf is mostly an arid region. People usually are left with no source of entertainment. Racing events have been the prime source of entertainment. This culture prevailed so that people can enjoy their leisure time by going to these racing events. These events also became a social activity that people enjoyed attending. They build relationships here. The UAE government has a dedicated exclusive sports club that regularly arranges sporting activities. Over the years, these events have also promoted International friendships for the government. 

The Arabian camels and horses are some of the fiercest breeds recognized globally. Their form, shape, and performance are noted and honored worldwide. One of the promising trainers, Saeed Rashed Bin Ghadayer shares, " Raising and preparing the horses and camels for racing events have been an integral part of the Emirati culture. The tradition has been maintained for years. And we put in our complete efforts in training every camel and horse that performs." Saeed has been working a long time with the camels and horses. He has also trained horses and camels belonging to the ruling family. He happens to be one of their trusted trainers.

Saeed Rashed Bin Ghadayer takes pride in the fact that his horses and camels have bagged numerous prizes. They perform at both the national and international levels. Their noteworthy performance has made Saeed a popular figure in the Equine Industry. Saeed is young and ambitious. He was born and brought up in Dubai. His acquaintance with the racing practice began in childhood. Going around amidst the camel and horses, he learned how to handle them quite well. He shares, " Such high-performing animals need to be provided with optimum nutrition, trained differently, and need to be understood well. They are really docile provided you learn to understand them." 

Saeed is a young man who wishes to dedicate his life to training the best of horses and camels. He wishes to keep the culture alive and be the torchbearer for the upcoming generation. As for the sport, camel racing has recently been given a formal status all over UAE. Now, UAE has also set up professional training and research centers for racing events. This will look into the health, nutrition, and training of Arabian horses and camels.

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