Household Cavalry perform on Tapeta in Abu Dhabi

The first-ever Middle Eastern performance of the British Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's 'The Musical Ride' team leads the line-up of this year's Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) which opens September 30, 2009 and runs until October 3, 2009 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).

The Musical Ride consists of 28 horses that perform traditional equine routines in the arena surfaced by Michael Dickinson’s Tapeta Footings while accompanied by music. The animals are handled by 36 soldiers dressed in British ceremonial uniform. The riding team will introduce a special 5-minute feature dedicated to the people of the UAE which will be executed daily throughout the exhibition's four-day run.

Simon Horgan, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, commented:
"Over the years ADIHEX has become an important occasion to showcase the UAE's cultural heritage. The inclusion of performances by the oldest royal regiment in the British army reflects the rapidly growing international appeal of this event as a premier hunting and equestrian show. It also indicates Abu Dhabi's coming of age as a regional and global exhibition hub."

The 8th edition of ADIHEX returns to Adnec, the most modern and flexible purpose-built exhibition and convention facility in the Middle East. Adnec is rapidly evolving into one of the emirate's top revenue generators. The venue welcomed 1.65 million guests in 2008 and is expected to draw around 1.85 million visitors to its 55,000 sqm of interconnected exhibition space this year.

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