Equestrian Week in Dhofar as part of Salalah tourism festival

Oman Tuesday 10/July/2018 20:43 PM
By: Times News Service
Equestrian Week in Dhofar as part of Salalah tourism festival

Salalah: The Omani Equestrian Federation (OEF) continues its efforts to organise the Equestrian Week in the Governorate of Dhofar, as part of activities of Salalah Tourism Festival 2018, in cooperation with the Office of the Minister of State and the Governor of Dhofar and Dhofar Municipality, represented by Salalah Festival Management.
The Equestrian Week is supported by a number of private sector’s organisations. The Federation seeks to organise various activities to directly serve the members of the community. Munthir bin Saif Al Busaidi, OEF Chairman said, “We have developed a diverse schedule of equestrian activities and added a number of other renewable events.
The first day of equestrian events will include a traditional horse riding event on the occasion of the Blessed Renaissance Day, on July 23 and it will be at the Municipality Recreational Centre”.
He added, “A tent pegging championship will be held for government cavalry units on the equestrian field in front of the Municipality Recreational Centre in Ittin Plain from 24 to 26 July 2018.
On July 27, there will be a local endurance competition for 80 km for citizens of Dhofar on the shore of Khour A’Dahareez. The equestrian events will conclude on July 28, with the traditional horse sports event, on the equestrian field, opposite the Municipality Recreational Centre”.
He pointed out that the Equestrian Week will include the training of youngsters on horseback riding, in cooperation with equestrian schools in the governorate and the training of citizens in Dhofar on tent-pegging and other equestrian skills, such as traditional horse sports and others, in addition to special equestrian exhibitions, in cooperation with the government cavalry units, as well as private sector institutions concerned with veterinary equipment and tools.