Wednesday , October 18 2017

KIB’s showjumping team join Equestrian tourney in Netherlands – New horses, continuous training to compete well in the upcoming championships in Kuwait

A jockey trains for the Equestrian Championship.
A jockey trains for the Equestrian Championship.

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) announced that its showjumping team, which gets its full support and sponsorship,and includes the Kuwaiti jockeys Ghazi Al Juraei, Ahmad Al-Mudaheka, Abdullah Hamadah and Ahmad Al-Ansari, is headed to Netherlands to start their summer camp training before the upcoming equestrian championships.

The sponsorship of the phenomenal team stems from the bank’s leading social responsibility program that aims at supporting various initiatives; be it sports, social, humanitarian, cultural and many others.

On this occasion, the Head of Corporate Communications at KIB, Nawaf Najia, said that supporting the showjumping team to get trained by best dressage trainers and champions translates the bank’s constant strive to interact with all society segments, especially the youth, in addition to supporting various sports activities and Kuwaiti athletes who take part in local and international tournaments. He added that KIB has lately intensified its efforts to support sports initiatives, which achieve great response from this segment.

He added that during their visit to Netherlands, The team participated in various showjumping tournaments to improve their skills and manage their horses according to our plan before participating in the season of the Kuwait and Arab leagues.

It’s worth mentioning that the showjumping team got trained by Olympic and famous show jumpers like Angelique Hoorn, Stal Hoorn and Henny Petter for weeks before entering the Zuidwolde International Show, in which Abdullah Hamadah was 6th out of 92 riders, Ghazi Al Juraei was 4thout of 87 riders and Ahmed Al-Mudahkahwas 3rd out of 74 riders.

Besides, Ghazi joined Valkenswaard International Show and won 4th place, while Hamadah and Al-Mudahkah were part of Roosendaal show.

Najia concluded by stressing on the bank’s attempt to deploy all its efforts and resources to strengthen the bonds with all society segments, and wishing the Kuwaiti showjumping team all the best and success to score high in the upcoming championships.

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