By Rosli Mansor
Established circa 1920, the Iskandar Polo Club will be celebrating its 100th year anniversary next year.
Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu mentioned that the club management has a roster of events which coincides with ‘Visit Malaysia 2020’.
“Some of the events include the Patron’s Cup Polo Championship and joint effort with the Malaysia Equine Council, the IPC International Horseback Archery Championship and Centennial Horse Show,” he said to reporters after the launch of the 100-year celebration at Iskandar Polo Club on Wednesday, November 13.
Faizal added that the Hippo Therapy Centre for autistic children will be jointly established by the Iskandar Polo Club with the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM).
“This initiative does not only improve equestrian sports but also poses as a social service to help autistic patients,” he said.
Present at the launch were President of Malaysia Equine Council Tengku Syarif Temenggung Perlis Indera Kayangan and Dato’ Seri DiRaja Syed Amir Abidin.
President of Iskandar Polo Club Dato’ Mohd Radzi Manan wishes that all walks of life will include equestrian sports as part of their leisure activities.
“Hopefully, these events will assist in expanding the state tourism sector and give back to the community,” he expressed.