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December 15, 2009 | Equestrian Examiner | Linda Ann Nickerson
Beginning in May 2010, the Kentucky Horse Park (in Lexington, Kentucky) will feature a major Arabian horse art exhibition, with sponsorship by the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation.
The 9,000-square-foot exhibition, titled "A Gift from the Desert: The Art, History and Culture of the Arabian Horse," will include more than 300 artifacts and artworks representing collections from the Near East, Europe and America. Among these items will be the Standard of Ur (a 4,000-year-old equestrian driving artifact) and the Kikkuli Tablet (an ancient Hittite horse care manual).
A Gift from the Desert will focus on the important impact of equines on Near Eastern civilization, looking at development of the Arabian horse in particular.