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The Speed of Freedom: Arabian horses through art forms

Published by UAE Business

Today we are going to celebrate the beauty of the Arabian horse through different artistic perspectives: from classic bronze sculpture and oil paintings to luxury bohemian glass, contemporary steel sculpture, and elegant fine art photography.

Discover the captivating history of the Arabian horse, a tale spanning thousands of years filled with poetry, art, and romantic legends. From ancient Egypt to the nomadic Bedouin tribes, this exceptional breed has enchanted notable figures across continents and civilizations. Its timeless allure has inspired artists throughout history, and today we celebrate contemporary artists who continue to be mesmerized by the beauty and grace of these magnificent creatures. Join us on a journey through art and history, as we pay homage to the world’s oldest equine breed, the Arabian horse.

The Arabian horse is a precious treasure that belongs to the UAE culture, which has a modern, cosmopolitan, and dynamic lifestyle. UAE successfully creates a distinctive image in the world by fusing cutting-edge technology, contemporary design, and ancient culture.

In particular, Dubai is the recognized center of the horse racing industry and thoroughbred horse breeding in the Middle East. In late 1969, Sheikh Maktoum initiated the construction of the first race course. Over time, the UAE established its racing federation, built racecourses one after another, and organized auctions of breeding horses.

The Dubai World Cup is one of the most important tournaments in the world of horse racing. Traditionally, the event is held at the end of March every year; it closes the equestrian season, which begins in November. The races in Dubai attract a very distinguished audience: crown princes and princesses, the richest people on the planet, and the largest horse owners and breeders. In honor of this important event in the UAE cultural life, we are pleased to share with you a crafted selection of artworks featuring Arabian horses.

The image of an Arabian horse in your home or office has the power to create an inviting and respectful atmosphere. 

Ignacio Videla

Ignacio is a sculptor, coming from Argentina, whose art is mainly dedicated to Arabian horses. 

Being a skilled rider himself, he knows perfectly the equine anatomy, mechanics of movement, and traits of various breeds. This knowledge has brought him to a new level of passion for horses, and that’s how he started to express it in the form of sculpture.

What distinguishes his artworks from the others is that they look very realistic, transmitting the perfect athletic form and sensuality of each Arabian horse.

Many of Ignacio Videla’s creations are exhibited in Polo Clubs and private collections in Argentina and other countries.

Anthony Valentino Robinson

Anthony has always had a strong interest in the arts and has spent many hours studying the works of great masters, such as Diego Velázquez, John Singer Sargent, and George Stubbs at the local library and Cleveland Institute of Art. 

He has mastered a broad variety of topics in portraiture, although lions, dogs, and horses are among his favorite subjects. 

Anthony has devoted many hours to observing horses at stables, in contests, and at horse exhibitions to capture their graciousness in all the details. 

Anthony’s artworks are published in various books and calendars. 

Jaroslav Prosek

Jaroslav is an artist whose sculptures are made of glass. In addition to his primary direction, he relishes material experimentation, whether it is with marble, stainless steel, or wood.

Prosek employs a variety of techniques to craft his sculptures, including grinding, etching, and melting in mold. Additionally, he adds vivid color combinations to his works, which enhance their eye-catching and distinctive qualities.

Artur Baboev

Artur began his artistic adventure over fifteen years ago when he began to photograph the beauty of his ancestral homeland, Karachay-Cherkessia, as well as its indigenous horses, which became the core topic of his creative work. He mainly depicts the elegance of Arabian horses in their natural habitat.

Artur’s works are exhibited in private collections in Paris, New York, Beijing, Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg, Rome, Beirut, Warsaw, Cairo, Tokyo, and in Russia.

Andrey Kazantsev

For Andrey, the world of steel and iron became a major reason to create. The process of transforming a flat cold sheet into a three-dimensional “alive” animal with a unique personality was the catalyst for the artist’s creation. 

Strict geometry, flawless flat-faced architecture, minimalism, and conciseness mixed with grace have become Andrey’s signature. His polygonal sculptures are inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the popularity of Pop Art in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the vivid colors of the time. The beautiful thing about his works is that they blend very well with many interior design elements in both public and private settings. 

To check out the most recent information on the new equestrian artworks from all over the world, please visit: Katerina Morgan Horse Polo Art Gallery ( 

Our team would be pleased to guide you in selecting the most desired piece of art or building a full collection.  


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