In September 2006, Jos Lansink confirmed his international superstardom by being crowned the new Champion of the World in Equestrian Jumping. In a sport closely followed by millions of enthusiasts around the globe, the name Jos Lansink already dominated the crème de la crème of show jumping, having garnered such presigious titles as Olympic Gold medal Winner in Barcelona; World Cup and European Champion and over 40 Grand Prix titles around the world including the definitive Grand Prix's of Galgary and Aachen – an event that attracted over 570.000 visitors during the 2006 World Championships held here.
The World Champion title will remain with Jos Lansink, as well as his World Champion horse Cumano, for at least four years until the next World Championships in Kentucky, USA in 2010
Such hot property does not make itself easily available – however, Dubai based Equine Management compay Al Kaheel has managed to harness the prestige and recognition synonymous with this world-class athlete by striking a lucrative deal with the Belgian luminary as Ambassador to the unique Al Kaheel development, scheduled for completion in mid 2009.
The four year sponsorship encompasses every aspect of Jos' participation before, during and after events with co-operation in televised appearances and name of logo representation on a plethora of items intrinsic to show-jumping – competition clothing for Jos, his team and staff, saddle rugs, horse blankets, horse truck, websites etc.
Additonally, the key feature of sponsorship will be official registration of the Al Kaheel brand to the names of each of the team's horses; an exclusivity approved by the International Equestrian Federation. As such, World Champion horse “Cumano” will acquire the official moniker “Al Kaheel Cumano”.
AL KAHEEL (HORSE CENTRE)
Al Kaheel will be an educational theme park and working horse farm dedicated to man's relationship with the horse. Strategically located in the heart of the desert in Dubai, the homeland for the Arabian horse, the park will be the place to get 'up close and personal' with horses.
Every evening, the 'jewel' of the Al Kaheel, the colourful and exciting equine extravaganza,'Fly Without Wings' will be held. This nightly show is a spectacular production of light, sound and action, featuring world class equine acts with over 45 performers and over 70 magnificent horses.
In addition to 'Fly Without Wings' the Park will boast the world's first state of the art interactive and multimedia museum. Daily attractions such as virtual reality rides, stunt shows, horse presentations, hay rides, desert trekking to horse drawn carriage tours will be on offer to all visitors.
Also included in the park will be training, boarding and breeding barns for local horse owners and residents of Al Kaheel Park. With access to climate controlled indoor arenas, shows and schooling areas. The state-of-the-art Equine Spa and Therapy Center acts as a tremendous support to those visiting or living within the park. In addition to the Spa the internationally accredited school of horsemanship will provide any client the perfect equine support and residence.
Beautifully nestled among the green paddocks, sand dunes and horse trails will be a full service luxury resort for horse lovers designed for short and extended stays. There will be several world class restaurants for fine dining as well as various other shops and services. Also, there will be a club and spa facilities catering to the visitors and local residents alike.
Al Kaheel will offer the rare opportunity in Dubai, to own a home in an open and natural surrounding. Each of the 400 unique and individually designed homes are available, each set in its unspoiled and natural terrain.
Al Kaheel will be a total equine experience that tourists and residents will appreciate and will add to the variety that UAE has to offer this insuring that Dubai becomes a 'destination of choice' for the international horse enthusiast as well as the well traveled tourist.