Qatar participates in Morocco gala
17 Oct 2017 - 2:05
The Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida exhibition kicked off yesterday, with participation from notable Qatari entities, the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC), the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar Equestrian Federation and Al Shaqab.
The Qatari participation in the exhibition was represented by the Racing and Equestrian Club pavilion at the exhibition being held under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco.
The Ambassador Qatar to Morocco, H E Abdulla bin Falah Al Dosari lauded the Qatari participation of QREC in the Salon in its tenth edition.
“I would like to commend the excellent relations between Qatar and Morocco in all areas,” said the Ambassador.
“This participation in the Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida is a true embodiment of these relations”.
Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the Racing and Equestrian Club said: “In support of the outstanding relations between the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Morocco, we are honoured to participate in this major event which focuses on highlighting the heritage of horses, especially since Arabian horses have been an integral part of the Qatari heritage, as well as the leadership of the State of Qatar in the field of Arabian horses.”
“We are proud to present our heritage here today along with other esteemed bodies supporting the Qatari culture,” he said.
He added: “Such international partnerships are essential in strengthening the State of Qatar’s presence on the world stage and supporting our heritage, culture and traditions. The State of Qatar is a source of the best and strongest breed of Arabian horses in the world, and I am honored to cooperate with all stakeholders.
“We are always keen to take advantage of the opportunities we have to represent the State of Qatar in all regional and international events, despite any crises or obstacles.”
This new edition of the exhibition, which focuses on traditional horse heritage in the Kingdom of Morocco, will highlight the most prominent traditional equestrian arts and crafts from around the world.
Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida, which is held annually, hosts 120 exhibitors from 38 countries, with 250,000 visitors attending the exhibition which showcases various equestrian events.
Nasser Bin Sharida Al Kaabi, General Manager of Racing and Equestrian Club said: “The club has been participating in this exhibition for more than 10 years, but 2017 is of particular importance to us as the State of Qatar is the guest of honour at the exhibition.”
The QREC has made a strong impression on the exhibition and was a distinguished ambassador to the State of Qatar on both Moroccan soil and the international arena represented in the exhibition.
Through its contributions to a wide range of recreational, cultural, artistic and sports activities, the QREC reaffirms Qatar ‘s strong presence at the helm of this international sporting event.
The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) was founded in the early 1960s and was officially established in 1975.
It is responsible for representing, promoting and developing horse and equestrian initiatives, from programs aimed at the general public to the world stage.
By focusing on equestrian and horse welfare to strengthening the status of the State of Qatar as a global center for horse racing, QREC is working to establish Qatar as a leader in the field of Arabian horses.
By cooperating with local authorities that are keen to achieve excellence in planning, organising and developing horse racing in Qatar, QREC cements its dedication to reflecting the best international practices on a global platform.
Through innovation and excellence and underpinned by professionalism and integrity, the QREC seeks to educate the wider public about the fun of racing and horse breeding.