By Sports Reporter/Doha
The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) will participate in the 11th edition of the annual Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida, which will be held in Morocco between October 15 and 21.
This event is attended by high-profile Moroccan officials and has a sizeable opening ceremony every year.
The Salon du Cheval features various equestrian competitions and events, including a huge exhibition of all horse-related products, an Arabian horse show, an international show jumping championship, which is held as part of the Arab Show Jumping League qualifying for the annual Show Jumping World Cup, besides a display of numerous horse paintings, sculptures, etc.
Through its stand at the Salon, QREC promotes its various activities.
These include the race meetings run at Al Rayyan Racecourse and at the world’s top racecourses every year, other events such as purebred Arabian horse shows, and Qatar’s achievements and progress in this area.
The stand, further, features several sports, heritage and community-related activities, which attract the visitors throughout the days of the Salon.
Besides, the Salon hosts Moroccan heritage-related activities, including the ‘Tbourida’ show where riders line up and start running at the same time. Then, at a certain moment and by a signal from their leader, they all shoot their rifles in the air at the same time.
The name ‘Tbourida’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘barouda’ which means a ‘rifle’. The Tbourida shows receive huge turnout throughout the days of the Salon. “The strategic relationships between Qatar and Morocco have motivated QREC, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, to participate in the Salon every year,” QREC chairman Issa bin Mohamed al-Mohannadi said.
“We, in Qatar, are very interested to contribute to the success of the Salon, meet with the other participants and get to know all new developments in the equestrian world. In fact, this participation is in line with QREC’s strategy in terms of international events and festivals where QREC takes part. We look forward to reflecting the strength of the Qatari-Moroccan relations.”
QREC has participated in previous editions of the Salon du Cheval and has become a main participant at the annual event. QREC is working towards taking the 11th edition of the event to unprecedented level of success.
QREC will participate with a delegation in the Salon and interact with the thousands of visitors and students, who visit throughout the days of the Salon.
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