The King of Bahrain presented Queen Elizabeth II with two purebred arabian horses at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, which ended at the weekend.
The Queen was presented with two Bahraini arabians, in recognition of her efforts to promote Bahraini-British relations and bolster deep-rooted historic cooperation.
The royal gesture marks Bahrain’s participation in the 2013 Royal Windsor Horse Show, held for the first time at the Windsor Great Park.
The famed Bahraini purebred arabian horses, rarely found outside the Kingdom, have been preserved for years by the rulers of Bahrain, the Al Khalifa dynasty.
The Royal Gardens in Windsor Castle Great Park hosted a display of Bahrain-bred arabian horses on Sunday.
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the Queen presented the prizes for the showjumping championship class on Saturday.
Bahrain Olympic Committee President Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa presented the Queen with the Royal Team gift of a model miniature carriage, driven by Arabian horses, along with an artwork featuring Shaikh Salman and Windsor Forts linked by a genuine Bahraini sword.