By Sports Reporter/Doha
The curtain of a successful season of Al Shaqab’s Equine Education Department came down when several competitions for the junior riders took place at the Al Shaqab indoor arena. These competitions challenged the junior riders to raise their standard while instilling a greater sense of cultural awareness among them and those included dressage and jumping while over 150 riders (girls and boys) took part.
Equine Education aims to install noble values into the students and teach them various equestrian skills, such as jumping and dressage. This will qualify the students to integrate into the Qatari equestrian society and bring it more success at the international and regional level.
Mohammed Sultan al-Sowidi, Equine Education Manager, stated: “The final competitions were part of the new curriculum for our students before the final exams and the graduation ceremony, which will take place on May 26. The competitions provided an appropriate environment to the junior riders, which enabled them to exchange experience and develop their relationship with horses”
He continued: “I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Exxon Mobil Qatar for supporting and adopting the educational programs of Al Shaqab, which has had a significant impact on developing the junior riders programs and conclusion of a successful season.”
To encourage the members of families and the general public to attend the competitions, a variety of entertainment activities were organised including children’s fun zone, horse carriage and pony rides. During the graduation ceremony Al Shaqab will also be announcing the setting up of a complete Qatari equestrian curriculum for aspiring professionals in equestrian sports in line with the heritage and culture of Qatar.
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