Graduation Ceremony for Al Shaqab Students on 26 May 2016
- Publication Date:
- 17/05/16 9:45 AM
- Equine Education
Al Shaqab Honours Its Riders
The curtain of Al Shaqab’s Equine Education Department falls after a successful season during which several competitions for the junior riders took place.These competitions challenge the junior riders to raise their standard while instilling a greater sense cultural awareness amongst them. The competitions took place in the Al Shaqab indoor arena from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and it included Dressage & Jumping. More than 150 riders (girls & boys) participated in the competitions.
Equine Education aims to instill 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.
Exchange of Experience
Mr. 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 26 May 2016. The competitions provided an appropriate environment to the junior riders, which enabled them to exchange experience and develop their relationship with horses”
He continued: “during the competitions we took care to motivate the riders to do their best in improving their skills and reach the highest levels in equestrianism. 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 family members and the general public to attend the competitions, a variety of entertainment activities were organized including children’s fun zone, horse carriage and pony rides.
During the ceremony, which will take place on 26 May 2016, 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.