Doha – Qatar
The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) will participate in the 11th renewal of the annual Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida, which will be held in Morocco between 15 and 21 October. This participation will add to success of the coming edition of the event, which is attended by high-profile Moroccan officials and which has a sizable opening ceremony every year.
QREC at previous editions of Salon du Cheval d’El Jadida
The Salon du Cheval features various equestrian competitions and events, including a huge exhibition of all horse-related products, stands of participants, an Arabian horse show, an international show jumping championship held as part of the Arab Show Jumping League qualifying to the annual Show Jumping World Cup, as well as a display of numerous of 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 every season 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.
Al Mohannadi: Strategic Relationship between Qatar and Morocco
His Excellency Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohanndi
‘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’, said His Excellency Issa bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, QREC Chairman, ‘We, in Qatar, are highly 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.’
It is worth mentioning that QREC participated in previous editions of the Salon du Cheval and has become a main participant and a key landmark of the annual event. QREC is working to take the 11th edition of the Salon du Cheval to unprecedented level of success. QREC will participate with a delegation in the Salon to be part of the anticipated success and realise the expected results for the benefit of the thousands of visitors and students, who visit all events throughout the days of the Salon.