Falcon breeders and enthusiasts, an auction is coming to Riyadh this summer
It will be held in compliance with all precautionary measures…
Get ready to flock to the capital city to witness some of the country’s most prized birds go up for auction.
The Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) is hosting the first-ever International Falcon Breeders Auction (IFBA) in the Kingdom. It will take place at the club’s headquarters in Malham, north of Riyadh, between August 5 and September 5, 2021.
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According to the Saudi Press Agency, the international auction aims to provide top-tier falcons for falconers in the Kingdom and the countries within the region. The auction will also introduce the best falcon breeding farms and experiences from around the world to the Kingdom and create new business opportunities.
The SFC aims to make it a trustworthy platform. In addition, the club seeks to transform the auction into an international event and a major attraction for international falcon breeders.
A full-service venue will be set up for the auction in its exhibition building, which includes a designated space for companies interested in showcasing their veterinary supplies, tools, and equipment for falconry and training.
A cultural legacy
Falconry is an integral part of the cultural desert heritage of Arabs of Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring countries going back thousands of years. In the Kingdom, falcon sales have reported record figures, reflecting the region’s passion and love for the birds.
Last October, the SFC organised an auction for locally captured falcons, which saw the sale of the world’s most valuable “Shaheen” peregrine for SAR650,000, making it the most expensive sale to date.
Falcons with a high price tag are rare, and there are several factors at play in determining price, including size, weight, shape, feathers, colour, and eyes.