With the new year comes new beginnings, and with that, we welcome another fantastic horse expert to the Al Waab Farm family.
Leon Botha, from Pretoria in South Africa, has been working with horses of all breeds, for over 30 years - yet just like us it is the Arabian horse that is Leon’s passion.
Leon has been an International Arabian Horse judge for the past 15 years, and ran his own training centre with his wife in South Africa before making the move to Doha.
Having successfully shown and trained horses to international level for halter and performance, Leon brings a wealth of knowledge to the team and will be working alongside us all in our mission to inspire passion, educate and spread awareness about the Straight Egyptian Arabian.
Leon says, “Horses are the love of my life, second to my beautiful wife Ina of course. Al Waab farm will bring new and exciting challenges, and I am so happy to have joined this cracking team”.
We too, are so excited to have him as part of our team and look forward to seeing what 2022 has in store!
A new year brings new beginnings - Happy 2022
Happy New Year to all of our team, friends and followers.
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful community sharing this journey with us.
A new year brings new beginnings - we can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store.
Sheikh Ahmed WINS Straight Egyptian Ambassadors Breeders Cup Award
At the 2021 Straight Egyptian World Championship, our very own Sheikh Ahmed Abdulla KH H Al Thani was honored with the 2021 SEWC Straight Egyptian Ambassadors Breeders Cup Award.
This award is given to “recognize those breeders who have influenced the Straight Egyptian Arabian Horse through the success of their breeding lines, collection and program around the world today” said Barbara Morali, owner & organiser of the Straight Egianptian World Championship.
We are so proud of everything Sheikh Ahmed does and has done for the breed. His vision, passion and knowledge is inspiring, and as a team we are truly honored to work for and with someone who truly does put the horses and overall breed at the centre of all he does.
The award was accepted on behalf of Sheikh Ahmed by Sheikh Saoud Abdul Aziz KH H Al Thani - who has been an instrumental part of bringing Sheikh Ahmed’s vision to life - and also Jenni Ogden the breeding and horse manager at Al Waab farm.
Congratulations Sheikh Ahmed!
Al Waab horses win BIG at 2021 Straight Egyptian World Championships
What an absolutely exceptional weekend at the 2021 Straight Egyptian World Championships in Milan.
A huge congratulations to all involved and a special congratulations and thank you to the owners of Al Waab bred horses who showed with fantastic results. We are so proud, happy and honored to see Al Waab bred horses on the world stage!
Al Aliaa Al Waab - 1st Place Yearling Filly Class A, Gold Champion Yearling filly, and also awarded Best in Show Female against both the Junior and Senior Mares
Ameera Al Waab - 1st Place 2 year old filly Class A, Silver Champion Junior Filly
Ghazaal Al Waab - 1st Place Yearling Colt B, Gold Champion Yearling Colt with the highest score of the junior horses.
Al Johara Al Waab - 2nd Place Senior Mare Class B, Silver Champion Senior mare
Mutabahi Al Waab - 2nd Place 2 Year Old Colt Class A
Congratulations to owners Sheikh Thani Bin Hamad Al Thani of Doha Stud, Nasser Mansouri and Ebrahim Alromaihi, Trainers, Handlers and all involved. These horses certainly did Al Waab and Qatar Proud.
2021/2022 Al Waab Farm Breeding Season
2021/2022 Breeding Season will begin October 13th 2021...
Another breeding season is around the corner. Al Waab Farm stallions will be open for outside mares in Qatar from October 13th 2021. Last breeding season saw a record number of outside mares being bred, we wish to thank everyone for their continued support and belief in our stallions. We look forward to another great season ahead and wish you the very best success in in getting your beautiful mares in foal.
Please head to our breeding page, or your chosen stallions profile to download a semen request form. Please note that breedings are only available to residents of Qatar.
Our incredible stallions standing at stud and available this season include:
Tajweed Al Waab (𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘲 𝘌𝘭 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘺𝘢 𝘹 𝘚𝘢𝘳𝘢 𝘈𝘭 𝘑𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘳𝘢)
Wdeihi Al Waab (Farres x Zubaida Al Adiyat)
Al Waab Farm purchased iconic Halter worn by Ansata Samiha
Al Waab Farm purchase Ansata Samiha Halter..
We are honored to share with you Al Waab Farm's latest addition to our unique collection of iconic and historic halters. This halter, worn by the beautiful 𝐊𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐚 𝐀𝐥 𝗪𝐚𝐚𝐛 (𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘈𝘭 𝘙𝘢𝘺𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘹 𝘖𝘣𝘦𝘺𝘺𝘢𝘩 𝘈𝘭 𝘙𝘢𝘺𝘺𝘢𝘯), was 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐡𝐚'𝐬 halter. Ansata Samiha was the dam of 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐒𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐤𝐡 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐦 and 𝐀𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐨.
We are so proud to add this iconic halter to our already growing collection.The Straight Egyptian Arabian is rich in history and culture, and for us it is imperitive that we hold onto and celebrate it as much as we can.
Al Waab Farm Special Presentation at 2021 Katara International Horse Festival
6th February 2021
Barraq El Aliya & Ghazalah Al Waab at Katara International Horse Festival 2021 in Qatar
We were honoured last night to present two of Al Waabs most beloved and beauitful champions at the 2021 Katara International Horse Festival - 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐪 𝐄𝐥 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐲𝐚 (𝘈𝘴𝘩𝘩𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘭 𝘙𝘢𝘺𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘹 𝘈𝘴𝘳𝘢𝘳 𝘈𝘭 𝘙𝘢𝘺𝘺𝘢𝘯) and 𝐆𝐡𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐡 𝐀𝐥 𝗪𝐚𝐚𝐛 (𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢𝘲 𝘌𝘭 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘺𝘢 𝘹 𝘕𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘭𝘢 𝘚𝘢𝘲𝘳). Thank you to the show organizers and commitee for an incredible show, and for inviting us to share such a special moment.
Thank you to our wonderful team at Al Waab for all your hard efforts and love for what you do. Finally, thank you to Al Waab owners and visionaries Sheikh Abdulla Khalid Hamad Al Thani and his son Ahmed Abdulla KH H Al Thani.
Happy New Year from Al Waab Farm
Daniel Barbosa joins Al Waab as Head Veterinarian
Al Waab Farm welcomes Daniel Barbosa as the new Head Veterinarian
We welcome Daniel to the Al Waab team, having graduated in Veterinary Science in 2002 he always been passionate about horses and breeding, and has a long history of working with Arabian Horses.
Daniel has worked for some of the most famous Arabian Horse Breeding farms in the world, including MidWest Arabians in the USA, Mulawa Arabian Stud in Australia where he headed their repro team for in excess of 10 years, and Arabian Soul Partners in Mexico.
Daniel also spent some time with Zerlotti Genetics. His passion has always been working with equine assisted reproduction, and we are excited to have him join the Al Waab Team.
The Al Waab Farm Foundation Mares
The Al Waab Farm Foundation Mares...
In 2008, Sheikh Ahmed with the advice of his Uncle - Sheikh Abdul Aziz. The below are Al Waab farm foundation mares...
Ameera Saqr (𝘌𝘭 𝘏𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘦𝘭 𝘹 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘢)
Nabeela Saqr (𝘛𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘩𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘹 𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘢 𝘕𝘢𝘧𝘪𝘴𝘢)
Asfoura Al Badeia (𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘥 𝘈𝘭𝘣𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘪𝘢 𝘹 𝘚𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘰𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘧𝘪𝘳)
Shahira Al Nasser (𝘈𝘴𝘩𝘩𝘢𝘭 𝘈𝘭 𝘙𝘢𝘺𝘺𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘚𝘢𝘪𝘥𝘢 𝘈𝘭 𝘕𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘳)
Sara Al Jazira (𝘈𝘥𝘯𝘢𝘯 𝘹 𝘈𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘵𝘢 𝘚𝘦𝘭𝘮𝘢)
DF Malik Jamil's first babies of the season arrive!
DF Malik Jamil first babies of the season have arrived!
We are beyond excited for the birth of two Malik babies of the 2020 season, and he did NOT disappoint.
Here is a colt and filly by Malik, born April 2020.
Gilgamesh Al Waab
(DF Malik Jamil x Jouna Al Naif)
Ebtesam Al Waab
(DF Malik Jamil x Ajmal Farasha)
Fares Al Rayyan turns 14!
November 28th 2019
Fares Al Rayyan turns 14!
14 years ago today on November 28, 2005 a straight Egyptian Stallion of royal birth was born...
Fares Al Rayyan (Ansata Hejazi x G Shafaria)
Fares has not only proved himself in the breeding barn but also the show ring with many Gold Championship wins to his name. He is an extremely important stallion here at Al Waab and in they eyes of all breeders in Qatar and around the world.
2019 Straight Egyptian World Championship - Video by KW Saad Alhubaida
Al Waab Feature in Arabian Horse World Magazine
Denise Hearst, from Arabian Horse World Magazine interviews Sheikh Ahmed...
Sheikh Ahmed and Al Waab farm are very proud to feature on the cover of the September 2019' issue of Arabian Horse World.
Speaking with Denise Hearst, Sheikh Ahmed talk all things breeding, Al Waab future and his passion for the Straight Egyptian Arabian.
“You need to consider so much when creating a breeding program. You need to look at each horse individually and critically, their blood lines and know what you are looking for in Type and Quality”, explains Sheikh Ahmed. “I love a beautiful face, but I believe good confirmation is very important too. Each breeding choice needs to take into consideration a multitude of different elements”.
Al Waab Farm - Straight Egyptian World Championship 2019 Results
What a show! The 2019 SEWC was certainly an event to remember..
Firstly, a BIG thank you to the Al Waab Farm team, in particular Elouise Lando, Nassir Alam, and Nassir Alam (yep, 2 of our fantastic grooms have the exact same name!) for all their hard work in preparing our showteam for SEWC 2019.
Elouise and the 2 Nassir's left Doha 6 weeks before the event in order to help transport our horse team to Milan and get them settled for the event. Being away from home and support networks for those long weeks was a true testament to their dedication and love for what they do and we can't thank them enough.
We'd also like to thank our management team - Shari Williams, Jenni Ogden and Ben Williams who went above and beyond in organising the sponsoship, guests and their travel and ensured the Showteam had all that they needed to prepare.
To Paolo Capecci, Miles Buckley handlers extraordinaire, thank you for your expertise and love for what you do, and to Malik and Julie for incredible class prep - the horses were presented beautifully! We can't forget our team behind the scenes that kept the farm running back in Doha!
Finally, an especially LARGE thank you to Sheikh Ahmed who gave his amazing horses the chance to shine and show the world the magic of Al Waab Farm!
Yearling Male Championship:
Tajweed Al Waab - Bronze
Yearling Female Championship:
Shadia Al Waab - Gold
Omsia Al Waab - Silver
Senior Female Championship:
Ghazalah Al Waab - Silver
Ghezlan Al Waab - Bronze
Al Waab Farm - Gold Sponsor SEWC 2019
Al Waab Farm - Gold Sponsor of 2019 Straight Egyptian World Championships
This year we will travel to Milan to take part in the 2019 Straight Egyptian World Championships, and we couldn't be more proud to be working alongside Barbara and the team at the SEWC as the Gold Sponsor of this years show!
Check back for futher announcements in regards to who we will take to the show and the results. We can't wait to see what unfolds this year, and look forward to seeing many other farms take part.
See you there!
Elouise Lando joins Al Waab Farm
Elouise Lando has joined the Al Waab team
Elouise has joined us as Al Waab’s Trainer and Stable Manager.
Elouise is a Rider, Trainer and Coach from the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia and began riding before she could even walk.
Falling in love with showing and dressage at an extremely young age, by the time Elouise was a teenager she had already acquired many champions, Supremes and Australian champion titles in multiple disciplines including Side-Saddle, Western and Arabian Costume. Elouise was the Australian Arabian Youth of the year three consecutive years and then Young Ambassador of the year when she was 18 years old.
Elouise has since gone on to Aquire her Australian Arabian Judging Qualifications, along with her Equine Teaching and Coaching Certificates.
When asked what Elouise's initial thoughts were after her job interview, Elouise said “Upon arriving at Al Waab Farm, I saw a beautiful property. Entering the stables, I came across barns and barns full of incredibly amazing Straight Egyptian Arabians. After spending just over a week with the team, drooling over the horses and discussing how we could make it work, we set a start date and I was back on a plane with a dream job”.
Elouise is already an integral member of the team, bringing her knowledge of equine nutirition, riding, handling horses and management skills - we look forwad to a bright future together!
DF Malik Jamil comes to Al Waab Farm
We are so excited to announce that DF Malik Jamil has joined Al Waab Farm.
By NK Hafid Jamil x Amouva by Maysoun, Malik is a Straight Egyptian Stallion born in 2001.
DF Malik Jamil is an exceptional Straight Egyptian Arabian, bred by Birkhof Stud in Germany.
We wish to thank Achim Dernoher of Birkhof stud Germany for this unique opportunity to own such a prestigious stallion.
Hit play on the video to see this exceptional boy, or click here to read more or to download a Semen Request form (for Residents of Qatar only).
Al Waab Farm show team results, Souq Waqif Equestrian Festival 2019
January 24th 2019
What an incredible championships at the Souq Waqif Arabian Festival.
We wish to say thank you to the show organisers, just a fabulous location in the middle of the Souq. The horses were all shown by Miles Buckley & Giacomo Capacci, we'd like to thank them for coming out for such a brillaint show. Also a special thank you to all our team, from management to the grooms for their dedication and hard work.