The Conference starts with welcoming speeches by luminaries from the world of Arabian racing and from the conference hosts, including Stefania Mastromarino, representing Italy's Ministry of Agriculture.
And the executive director of Capanelle racecourse Danilo Di Caprio
Ilka Gansera-Leveque is a highly respected vet and racehorse trainer based in Newmarket
Csaba Prebensky expounds his theories on advancing the use of frozen semen in the breeding of Arabian horses
Welcoming speech also by Khulud Al Nuaimi of National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing
Lara Sawaya, host of the Conference, at the centre of the front row, listens attentively to the speakers
IFAHR chief Sami Al Bouenien said: "the WAHRC is getting bigger and bigger with more experts being present to share their views and expertise. IFAHR and its member countries have gained immensely in the process and these events are all big steps forward for Arabian racing,”
Pat Buckley, Grand National-winning jockey on Ayala, shares his views at the HH Sheikh Mansoor World Arabian Horse Racing Conference in Rome
Thomas Fourcy explains how he learned his training skills while observing closely during his time as a jockey
US trainer Mark Powell, the 'big fella' on the right in Derek Thompson's introduction (unsurprisingly) discusses his training of top Arabian So Big Is Better. Italy's Marco Oppo, beside Powell, says if he was training he would train So Little Is Not So Good!!
Xavier Ziani makes his point about the need to ensure the weight range that horses' carry reflects the growing weight of the general population
Linda Meech describes how she refuels during the day when she often has eight or nine rides at a meeting