Horses of Qatar.
The Legend of Al Shaqab.
By Vanessa von Zitzewitz.
teNeues, New York, 2009. 400 pp., 300 color illustrations, 11¾x15".
In the Arabian peninsula, horses are an essential part of society. They embody culture, wealth, mobility, as well as being a living embodiment of grace and power. In Qatar, the breeding and training of horses has been developed into both a science and an art. Under the patronage of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and of his daughter, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who is also head of Qatar Museums Authority, Vanessa von Zitzewitz enjoyed unparalleled access to some of the finest equine bloodstock anywhere.
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