A WORD FROM AFAC - Afac defends the Purebred Arabian in the France Galop reforms

Autres informations / 11.12.2017

A WORD FROM AFAC - Afac defends the Purebred Arabian in the France Galop reforms

 

Axelle Nègre de Watrigant is the Vice President of Afac. She is also an elected member of the Administration Council of France Galop. It is under her guidance that the association has ensured the preservation of Purebred Arabian racing interests during the reforms made by France Galop as part of the economic plan that will be put in place in 2018. Axelle Nègre de Watrigant explains: “We have been working to protect the Purebred Arabian race program, and the associated prize-money. In the initial reform program, these races were heavily impacted by the reforms on the owner’s premiums. The Purebred Arabian program thus underwent a double decline, that of nominations and of premiums. Therefore we had to present our argument to draw attention to this problem. Thanks to this, we have managed to restore a more balanced situation. This work is part of the mission statement of Afac, which was created to defend the interests of all of the breeders, trainers, and owners of Purebred Arabians. As such, I spoke to the committee and the Board of Directors of France Galop, and in the press. The contribution of Purebred Arabians to the entire French racing industry, as well as to its specific areas, has been taken into account. Our objective is that the Arabian breed should not be disadvantaged. Thanks to the Arabian horse, the French flat racing has benefitted from sponsorship and attracted new owners and investors.”