8 Aug 2023: What is the International Falcon Breeders Auction? A fusion of heritage and progress! A vision for the future? Keep reading to know more!
The Saudi Falcons Club has once more spread its wings to introduce the third stage of the International Falcon Breeders Auction in an amazing show of heritage, creativity, and a touch of elegance. This incredible event is expected to change the falconry as we know it and is located in the rocky beauty of Malham, just 80 kilometres north of Riyadh.
Falcon- Falcons are small to medium-sized birds of prey (hunting birds) related to hawks, eagles, and vultures.
Falconry- falconry, also called hawking, the sport of employing falcons in hunting games, generally hunting smaller animals like rabbit, squirrel etc. that fall prey to such birds.
Malham- a village in England.
Riyadh- capital of Saudi Arabia
What is the International Falcon Breeders Auction?
The Saudi Falcons Club hosts the International Falcon Breeders Auction, which is a trade and exhibition of falcons. The Middle East, in particular, places a great deal of cultural, historical, and economic value on falcons, which are widely respected birds of prey. The auction offers an opportunity for falcon breeders, falconers, and fans from around the world to interact and exchange these amazing birds.
Falcons grown and raised by several falcon farms in numerous nations are offered for sale at the auction. The occasion offers a chance to advertise and celebrate falconry as a sport and cultural tradition in addition to serving as a marketplace for trading falcons. Various rounds of the auction are frequently included, with the highest bidder winning the opportunity to buy a particular falcon.
The goal of the International Falcon Breeders Auction is to promote advancement and innovation in falcon breeding, care, and training methods. As falconry involves interaction between humans and these wild birds, it also acts as a platform to promote environmental conservation.
A fusion of heritage and progress
The auction, which brings together falcon farms from various nations, is more than simply a display of feathered beauty; it also represents an interaction of cultures and a homage to the enduring relationship between people and these magnificent birds. The Saudi Falcons Club isn't only holding an auction; they're also building a unique platform that brings together falconers, producers, and fans under one common sky.
New chapters have been written into the auction's story with the introduction of six groundbreaking rounds, each tailor-made for the extraordinary falcons bought from distant lands.
These majestic creatures, now gracing the auction stage, have a remarkable twist awaiting them – an opportunity to grace the stages of the esteemed Al-Melwah competition at the King Abdulaziz Falcon Festival. It's not just an auction; it's an invitation to become a part of history.
The Al-Melwah competition and the King Abdulaziz Falcon Festival - are significant events that celebrate falconry and promote cultural heritage in Saudi Arabia.
Mark your calendars for the finale of this feathery display as the sun sets on expectation. From November 28 to December 14, when the King Abdulaziz Falcon Festival will cast its spell, the sky will appear to kneel to the motions of these majestic birds.
A vision for the future
Beyond the beauty and elegance, this auction holds a deeper purpose. It's not just about trading falcons; it's about trading knowledge, promoting innovation, and igniting a spark of environmental consciousness.
The Saudi Falcons Club's representative, Walid Al-Taweel, sums up the idea when he says, "We're crafting a safe haven for falconers and producers, while nurturing an ecosystem of growth."
If we look back at previous phases of this event, sales have exceeded lakhs and more than 800 falcons have found new homes. It's more than simply a business deal; it's an arrangement of passion, history, and a common admiration for these amazing animals. The Saudi Falcons Club is creating a traditional canvas on which the modern age is painted with each new edition.
The International Falcon Breeders Auction, which the Saudi Falcons Club is hosting once more, is more than simply an event; it is a journey that raises falconry to a new level of elegance, diversity, and limitless potential. It's confirmation that the tradition of falconry will continue to fly, captivating both hearts and minds, as long as magnificent birds grace the skies.