OEF Gears up for Equestrian Week in Salalah

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 week is supported by a number of private

sector’s organisations. The Federation seeks this year to organise

various unique activities to directly serve 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 23 July and it will be in 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 27 July, 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 be concluded on Saturday, 28 July, 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.

Source: Oman News Agency