The Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship is the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world. It is a beauty competition for Purebred Arabian horses, from the very young to the elderly statesmen of the Arabian equine world. The 2014 Event was a huge success with 400 horses entered from 21 countries and competing for prizes valued at US $ 4,000,000. and bought high class competition from 5 continents. The 2010 Championship was promoted to ECAHO 'Title Show' status; only 5 Shows in the world hold this prestigious award and bought high class competition from 24 countries and 5 continents. The Championship once again will be enhanced in 2015 with the staging of the Dubai International Horse Fair, which will open alongside the Championship. The Horse Fair is the largest equestrian exhibition in the region and caters to everyone in the equestrian world from trade to consumers. Both these events are open to the public free of charge.