The Arabian horse is part of the Arab world’s history and tradition, and in Kuwait in particular it is considered the Arabs’ duty and responsibility to preserve the breed and to further its importance worldwide. During the last forty years, the Kuwait Arabian Horse Center has taken a key interest in breeding purebred Arabian horses and in particular concentrating on so-called Straight Egyptian bloodlines as a nucleus to preserve their heritage in Kuwait
As the ruling Al Sabah family of Kuwait, descending from the famed horse-breeding Anazeh tribe, has always remained true to their heritage, culture, and history, it was no surprise when the late Emir, H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, established a state-owned stud farm in l980 to preserve and perpetuate the Arabian horse of true origin in Kuwait. A breeding program was established, based on exquisite representatives of the most famous strains and families.
In November 2012, by order of H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, the state stud of Kuwait was transferred to the Al Diwan Al Amiri to give his full support to a great development of Bait Al Arab Kuwait State Stud
Between 2007 and 2012, when the Arabian Horse Center was run under private management, new facilities were built and existing facilities were modernized to provide a home for the library and space for exhibitions and seminars, to accommodate the horses of Bait Al Arab, and to offer an appropriate atmosphere to welcome national and international guests. Many goals were achieved, but more plans had to be put into effect to make Bait Al Arab Kuwait State Stud a truly special place for Arabian horse lovers and breeders from Kuwait, from the Gulf region, and from all over the world.
To make these goals become reality, the Emir of Kuwait placed Bait Al Arab under the umbrella of the Al Diwan Al Amiri to give his full support to the state-owned stud and to Arabian horse breeding in Kuwait. The master plans for the Arabian Horse Center—Bait Al Arab Kuwait State Stud with an administration building, a mosque, stables, a green house, the Equine Hospital, a new Outdoor Show Arena, an artificial lake, and accommodation for the staff were updated, and the construction work was completed in 2015. His vision was to make Bait Al Arab a sanctuary and a place of serenity where the splendor of the Arabian horse can thrive in peace and pass on this perfection to future generations.