Crown prince honors winners of horse race in Riyadh

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presents the trophy to the winner of the horse racing competition in Riyadh. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presides the ceremony of the Equestrian Club’s Grand Annual Horse Race in Riyadh on Friday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presides the ceremony of the Equestrian Club’s Grand Annual Horse Race in Riyadh on Friday. (SPA)
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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presents the trophy to the winner of the horse racing competition in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019

Crown prince honors winners of horse race in Riyadh

  • The event was held at the King Abdul Aziz Racetrack in Janadriyah

RIYADH: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presided over the ceremony of the Equestrian Club’s Grand Annual Horse Race in Riyadh on Friday night. The event was held at the King Abdul Aziz Racetrack in Janadriyah.

Upon his arrival at the King Abdul Aziz Arabian Equestrian  Center, he was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar, governor of Riyadh, Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, chairman of board of directors of the Equestrian Club, and Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif, minister of interior.

Trophies were presented to Hassan Issa Al-Buainain, who rode a horse named “Al-Nashas” to a first place finish in the race for locally bred horses, and another to Abdurrahman Abdullah Al-Makhdhoub, who rode “Hipo” to victory in the contest for imported horses.

The event was also attended by a number of princes, ministers and civil and military officials.

Riyadh is keen to develop its sports industry as part of reforms to diversify the economy beyond oil exports and create a more modern, dynamic society.

Earlier, the sports authority said in a statement that it is a way to share Kingdom’s historic and cultural legacy with the world.


Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

Updated 22 min 55 sec ago

Work begins on project to document all aspects of Saudi art and culture across the Kingdom

  • The project is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity

RIYADH: Work has started on an ambitious initiative to document all aspects of Saudi culture across the Kingdom’s 13 regions. With its “13/16” project, the Ministry of Culture aims to highlight the nation’s cultural diversity and rich heritage by constructing a record of all forms of local art and culture.

The project, which includes the establishment of a visual library of cultural activity recorded in photographs and videos, is believed to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom in terms of exhaustiveness and diversity.

Teams of researchers familiar with 16 identified aspects of Saudi culture will visit all 13 regions — hence the name of the project — to photograph and film artists and creators and their work. The art forms and cultural activities in each distinct society that will be documented include theater, music, film, performing arts, literature, visual arts, architectural design, heritage and language.

The ministry has drawn up a year-long research plan covering all Saudi regions. It will begin in Riyadh region and end in the Eastern Province, passing through Jizan, Makkah, Al-Jawf, the Northern Borders, Qassim, Hail, Asir, Al-Baha, Najran and Madinah along the way.
 

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