Anne attended the excellent Crabbet Convention in the Autumn 2005 in Australia and also visited the major Crabbet studs on tours either side of the Crabbet show. What hospitable hosts the Australians are!
In April 2007 Anne attended the WAHO (World Arab Horse Organisation) Conference in Damascus, Syria - homeland of the ancestors of many of our current Crabbet horses!
The 2009 WAHO Conference in Oman was equally exciting. Mighty fortresses, turtles nesting under the full moon, dancing in the desert by firelight and dune bashing in a 4x4 through the Wahiba Sands, lunching on Sultan Qaboos's yacht, spine-jarring trips through the mountains, and so much more. Dozens of photos will be placed under a link here very soon.
In 2011 and 2014, Anne attended the WAHO Conventions in Qatar generously hosted by the Al Thani family with visits to Qatars world famous studs (including Umm Qarn, Al Shahania, Al Nasser and Al Shaqab), race meetings for Arabian horses and for camels (no, not against each other!), a camel breeding farm and hospital, a harbour cruise to view the skyline of gleaming sky-scrapers and a magic carpet dune bash in the desert ( actually in 4 x 4s) Click HERE for Annes report
As a journalist, Anne has been asked to report on many of her overseas trips for the national press, some of which are included below, as well as to provide features on general horse topics.