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Sheikh Jassim Bin Khalifa Al Thani's Aljassimya Farm has been proud to develop the Amateur Challenge into a series of shows  promoting the Arabian  breed and bringing together the Arabian horse loving community all around Europe.

As one of the largest breeders of Arabian horses in the world, Aljassimya Farm takes their role as a global leader seriously.  The farm not only breeds Arabian horses that have won World Championships at halter and US National Championships in Performance but aims to be a force for the good in the Arabian horse world. Sheikh Jassim's vision  of  the Amateur Challenge is to gather Arabian Horse lovers in fair and enjoyable competitions, showcasing the versatility and great character of the Arabian,  as well as his undeniable beauty. The Challenge  offers amateurs the opportunity to experience all the excitement, adrenaline and professionalism of competing at Halter, under Saddle and in Trail across Europe.

The Amateur Challenge Committee currently has four members Emma Maxwell, Rob Rens, Ilse Verbruggen and Ronny Vosch. One of these four will be at every Amateur Challenge event to assist with the overall running of thr day and to answer any questions from organisers, competitors or spectators.  We are also happy to answer any questions you have about anything to do with the Challenge.

Please use the contact form on this site for any query however small, we are here to help.

Since 2015 we have supported existing ECAHO Amateur shows and in the following years encouraged more amateur shows to start up all over Europe.

Join the circuit

With an annual calendar of several competitions, amateurs can challenge themselves and improve their ranking along the season to win an invitation to the most exclusive show.

The Arabian Horse World Championship in Paris

The 30 competitors who will have accumulated the most points throughout the season, in each of our divisions, will be invited to attend the Arabian Horse World Championship in Paris.

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A "Special Destination" Prize

Any winners present in person at the Arabian Horse World Championship in Paris are further eligible for the Aljassimya Amateur Challenge Special Destination Prize Draw. 3 tickets will be drawn at random.

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The Amateur Challenge

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