The Malaysian Equine Council has renewed its agreement with Equestrian Australia Incorporated during the official opening of the National Horse Show on November 11, 2017. This will give the Council sole rights to utilize the EA Syllabus in the country thus preserving the standards required in the accreditation for equestrian coach qualification.
General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr) Haji Zulkifeli (B), Chairman of the Malaysian Equine Council, represented the Equine Council while Mrs. Judith Berry Fasher, Chairlady of the Equestrian Australia National Board, stood in for Equestrian Australia.
“This tie-up with EA will reinforce the foundation to cater for bigger and more extensive development in the sports of equestrian,” clarified General Tan Sri Zulkifeli.
He added that the Malaysian Equine Council’s collaboration with the STC Equestrian and Sports Centre has been very beneficial. This collaboration allows the public to access the facilities for the conduct of industry training programmes.
General Tan Sri Zulkifeli reiterated, “This is evident at the recently concluded SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur. Our Equestrian team together with the Polo and Endurance team managed to clinch six gold medals out of the seven gold medals contested.”
The National Horse Show, held from November 10 till 12 at the STC Equestrian and Sports Centre in Sungei Besi, Kuala Lumpur, provided a great opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse into the world of horsemanship.
This year, the event managed to break its all-time record by attracting over 200 riders and more than 150 horses to compete in the Endurance and Equestrian Competition.
Many exciting events and activities were organised for the throngs of horse-lovers which included equestrian competitions centering on dressage and show jumping. There was also an equine exposition for the public to acquire information on available career opportunities within the industry as well as pony and carriage rides along with a display of horse breed and carriages.
Besides that, the event had other thrilling activities such as Wall Climbing, Flying Fox, performances, game stalls, treasure hunts, and various competitions. The organisers also held a live demonstration corner featuring horse dentistry and farriers in action.
The National Horse Show 2017, a community project under STC Equestrian and Sports Centre, is proudly endorsed by Lembaga Totalisator Malaysia, Ministry of Youth and Sports, and Department of Veterinary Services; while supported by the Malaysian Equine Council and sanctioned by Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) along with the Equestrian Association of Malaysia.