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Images | Al Shira'aa International Horse Show - part one

Thursday, 11 January 2018
CSI4* Al Shira'aa International Horse Show 2018

The CSI4* Al Shira'aa International Horse Show started on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi (UAE), and we take a look behind the scenes of the event. Here is Rosie from Team Z7 on her way to the ring. Photos (c) World of Showjumping.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
The first day at Al Shira'aa was packed with classes for young horses, children, juniors and young riders before the four-star competitions. But first, coffee...

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Permanent stables right next to the ring make for an easy work environment.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
It is the second time that the show takes place here in Abu Dhabi.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Smiles all around.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Love for the horses - one thing we all have in common...

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
The horses were enjoying the sun in their cool, permanent stables.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
This little poser stole the show.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Putting on finishing touches.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Scandinavian beauty in the Middle East - Denmark's Tina Lund.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Al Shira'aa Stables has plenty of riders participating, from children to four-star level.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
The venue is very compact, with the stables, warm-up and the main ring all right next to each other.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Walking in the sunshine.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
A room with a view!

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Morning cuddles...

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
... and a bit of cheekiness.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Trimming manes in the sun.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Zebra kisses.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
The Al Shira'aa Stables has announced that they will be supporting the UAE showjumping team in 2018.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Salma from Al Shira'aa Stables.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Shane Breen started the weekend on a winning note.

Photo (c) Nanna Nieminen for World of Showjumping.
Picking up ribbons!

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