United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company and master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, signed a sponsorship agreement with the Qatar Equestrian Federation announcing the Company’s sponsorship of the Emir Sword Show Jumping Championship 2015’s second category (b), which begins on March 11 and 12, 2015, on the inner track, under the patronage of His Highness the Emir, and the participation of a large number of Qatari and resident horse riders.
The press conference announcing the sponsorship was held at the Qatar Equestrian Federation in the presence of its General Secretary Mr. Khalid Bin Safar Al Hajri, and Mr. Hussain Akbar Al Baker, representing UDC in his capacity as, Senior Events & Marketing Manager, in addition to officials from both establishments. UDC also received a token of appreciation in recognition of its contribution to the success of the Emir Sword Show Jumping Championship for the third consecutive year.
During the press conference, QEF General Secretary Mr. Khalid Bin Safar Al Hajri received UDC’s sponsorship check, handed by Mr. Hussein Akbar Al Baker.
Mr. Khalid Bin Safar Al Hajri emphasized in his address the event’s importance as the richest Arabian race that holds a prestigious standing in the State of Qatar, particularly as it bears the name of H.H the Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani. “H.H The Emir Equestrian Sword tournament continues to grow in stature and in value benefiting from the generous support of sponsors such as UDC whose involvement helps the Qatar Equestrian Federation maintain the prestige of this wonderful celebration of the horse and equestrianism in Qatar,” he said.
For his part, Hussain Akbar Al Baker, said: “We at UDC look at this tournament as one of the most valuable sporting events with Qatar emerging as an exceptional sporting hub in the region and equestrian sports being part of Qatar and the Arab world’s heritage. Horseracing is also more than just a competitive and popular sport; it is the true embodiment of a long tradition that brings us closer to our Qatari roots. In this sense, it is an honor to be able to contribute to the preservation of this legacy and to support professional Qatari riders in showcasing their skills and developing their immense potential in addition to rewarding their season-long efforts and achievements as they represent the State of Qatar in various sporting events, at regional and international levels.”
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, UDC is committed in serving the development and well-being of the Qatari community and therefore always participates in supporting national initiatives that lead to the enhancement of society.