Welcome to the
International Horse Industry Development
Group website (Middle East Project)
objective of the project is to develop an economically
sustainable horse industry throughout the Middle East which
is recognized for both its contribution to the Gross
Domestic Product (GDP) of the various countries involved and
to act as an employment generator contributing to the
socio-economic development of the region.
For the horse industry to
develop throughout the region and act as a generator for
employment and economically sustainable development.
For the horse industry to be nationally and
internationally recognised for its
excellence as a reputable user and supplier of quality horses,
products and services; and
For the industry to expand in the global
market by having the requisite skills and
knowledge for efficient, profitable and sustainable
Sustainable natural resource management.
Improving competitiveness through a whole-of-industry approach.
confidence in the integrity of the horse
industry and the range of products and
services it provides.
trade and market access.
Making use of new technologies
and developing education and training programs to international
Creating a culture of innovation, largely by investing in the
region's most important asset
— its people.
Although the Middle Eastern
horse industry in general is seen
as being fragmented with a low level of
industry cohesion and weak national governance,
its potential to contribute to the social and
economic growth of the region can easily
be demonstrated. The “product” the horse, has
shaped the Middle East both in its
history and social fabric and today the horse,
once more could potentially be a major
contributor to the regions economy.
The Project identifies
four priority areas of interest:
Education & Training
national economic benefit of the various countries involved to
assist in the development of national and international
Co-ordinate racing and
events management to maximize exposure of the horse industry as
a whole and promote the advantages throughout the region.
Create an environment
where changes to legislation and law can be progressively
adapted to permit the horse industry to develop and grow.
The horse industry faces challenges in a number
of countries with regard to the treatment of
horses, the safety of riders and the
impact on the environment. The use of therapeutic and
prohibited substances in the performance horse sectors is a
major issue. Furthermore transport
practices, equipment, and the management and feeding of horses at
pasture and in the stable as well as in
work and training all impact on the welfare of the
horse. Injuries and deaths of competitive and recreational
riders as well as injuries to workers
continue to be of concern to the industry.
Maintain a watching brief on trends in the
welfare and safety requirements to assess the
potential impact on the industry of any changes in
trends. Raise the awareness of industry
organisations about emerging risks in these areas and
encourage them to develop management
Provide the R&D support where appropriate for
initiatives that develop and implement
effective risk management strategies for improving animal and/or
Build knowledge on both therapeutic and
prohibited substances to assist in control and
ensure compliance with horse regulatory bodies.
Build knowledge on the impact of horses on
fragile and/or sensitive environments
Targets and indicators
Assist equine industry organisations to
provide information to support the development or
implementation of strategies to improve horse or human
safety in their industry segment.
Contribute to the development of
international cooperative research on detection of
therapeutic and prohibited substances.
Support drug administration trials to produce
a knowledge base for use by both regulators
and industry participants.
Ensure industry engagement in the development
of management strategies introduced by
government agencies, for reducing the environmental impact of
horses is backed by sound and accepted
research on impact.
Agricultural Resources Group Pty Ltd
Australian Agricultural Resources Group Pty Ltd
(AARG) is a diversified agricultural company
operating both in Australia and throughout the
Middle East. AARG is
committed to helping our clients achieve their goals
by providing accurate, independent and objective
service and support.
Facilitated by a well trained and knowledgeable team
understands the problems of production, shipping and
marketing faced by producer's today.
We hope that you find the information
contained within both informative and of assistance.
Middle East Agent
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Affiliations & Associations
Emirates Link Group (ELG)
a diversified conglomerate with multi-discipline
activities. The group chairman is H.E. Jawaan Al
Khaili and ELG was co-founded in 1994 by current CEO
Mr. Iyad Al Ansari. H.E. Jawaan Al Khaili is the
Chairman of Ittihad International Investment LLC,
the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Investment House and
Chairman of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
Emirates Link Group is based in Abu Dhabi,
offering high level products, services and solutions
to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Gulf Cooperation
Council. The Group is in the business of developing
and executing major projects for the Government of
Abu Dhabi with its broad range of activities.
focused on its 4 key areas: Engineering &
Construction, Oil& Gas, Transportation and Services.
Emirates Link Group has established an
international network of highly qualified and
professional principals to meet the needs of the
fast developing market in the GCC. Our strength in
offering market know how, cultural awareness and a
multifaceted network of contacts in the region where
we support our principals reaching common
In the midst of a major
period of growth for a fledgling nation, 1910 saw
the birth of the Australian Navy, Sydney’s Sun
newspaper ran its first edition and the population
of Australia was estimated to be just over 4.4
million people. It was also the year Comedy King won
the Melbourne Cup and a time in which the Australian
racing industry began to recognise the importance of
documenting the bloodlines of the athletes that
provided the entertainment for the country’s
After more than 30 years of fastidious record
keeping by WC Yuille and associates, the Australian
Jockey Club and the Victoria Racing Club, whilst
already having supported them financially for over
20 years, purchased the rights to the Australian
Stud Book and became joint owners and custodians of
records that have become the backbone of the
Australian breeding and racing industry.
Australian Equine Genetics Research Centre ( AEGRC),
formerly the Australian Equine Blood Typing
Laboratory, was established in 1986 under a joint
agreement between The University of Queensland and
the Joint Proprietors of the
Australian Stud Book, the
Australian Jockey Club Limited and the
Victoria Racing Club Limited. Since its
inception it has been funded annually through the
ASB. In the
School of Biomedical Sciences, it became a
Centre within the
Faculty of Science in 2000. Its primary purpose
is the DNA parentage testing of Thoroughbred horses
and many other horse breeds. The AEGRC is
ISO9001:2008 (Quality Management System) certified.
Our mission is to create a platform of
genetic knowledge and expertise to enhance the
productivity, profitability and competitiveness of
the Australian racing industry, and of other breeds
Australian Agent & Representative for the
International Kurdish Horse Company of Iran The
International Kurdish Horse Company of
Iran is a Joint Venture between Australian
Agricultural Resources Group Pty Ltd and
the International Kurdish Horse Company Iran.
The program of DNA Testing and
Micro-Chipping of Kurdish Horses in the Kermanshah Province
in Iran has been conducted
as a Joint Venture between:
Australian Agricultural Resources Group Pty Ltd,
Australian Equine Genetic Research Centre,
The Australian Stud Book,
Equestrian Federation of Iran
and Government of the Province of Kermanshah Iran
International Kurdish Horse
Company of Iran exists to serve
the needs of Kurdish horse
breeders and owners, and to promoted and maintain the
Kurdish horse where ever and when
ever possible. and it is a requirement of owning and
breeding purebred Kurdish horses
to remain a shareholder and
member of the Company.
CONTACT US BY EMAIL
Telephone: Australia + 61 424 497 636 - United Arab Emirates +97150
Box 1607 Sydney NSW Australia 2000
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Pty Ltd ACN: 109 146
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Development Group Revised:
June 09, 2013.