The annual event of equestrian sports and competitions was held at the Equestrian Centre in Ipoh recently. Hosted by Perak Turf Club this year, the event is organised on a rotational basis between the turf clubs of Perak, Penang and Selangor. Held over four days beginning December 5, the competitions, from dressage to showjumping and cross country, attracted the participation of equestrian clubs from all over the country.
This National Horse Show was not an all-serious competition because it was a combination of exposition and carnival. Visitors were entertained with man-versus-horse contests, children puppet shows and horse carriage rides. Basically, it was a fun-filled weekend for the family.
This year’s horse show also highlighted activities of riding for the disabled. Organising Chairman, Chin Tong Leong said, “This programme is aimed at forging a bond between children with special needs and horses. It’s a form of therapy to stimulate the senses of these children and to build up their confidence when riding a horse.”
The horse show was officiated by Perak Sports Council Director, Hj Musa bin Dun, who later went on a guided tour of the exposition and the carnival grounds.