A $US3.78 million 30,000-square-metre arena is to be built in Kuwait for the showing of Arabian horses, the state stud has announced.
The facility in the Sabhan area will be built on the directive of Kuwait’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Mohammad Jassem Al-Marzouq, the chairman of the board of trustees of the Kuwait State Stud, Bait Al-Arab, said the arena was part of the ruler’s pledge to redevelop the stud by March 2015.
The new facility would be able to accommodate international events, Al-Marzouq said.
Established in 1980, the state stud houses 100 Arabian horses. Its main objective is to preserve rare bloodlines and to maintain excellent representatives of different families.
The stud farm also supports private farms by offering first-class stallions for breeding. It acts as a consultant in stud and feed management, training and veterinary matters.