16 November 2022
Three equestrian athletes from Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre to represent Singapore at the junior show jumping competition during Princess’s Cup 2022 in Thailand.
(From left: Alice Shi, Tara Nur Ibrahim and Rachael Leong from the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre have been selected to represent Singapore at the junior show jumping competition at Princess’s Cup 2022)
Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC) today announced that three equestrian athletes from the Centre have been selected by Equestrian Federation of Singapore (EFS) to represent Singapore at the upcoming junior show jumping competition held during the Princess’s Cup 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, from 18 to 21 November 2022.
Organised by the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF) and the Southeast Asian Equestrian Federation (SEAEF), young riders aged between 14 and 18 years old from all over the world are invited to join the prestigious international junior show jumping (CSIJ-B) competition annually. While riders from different riding clubs have been nominated for selection to represent Singapore, this is the first time that all three selected riders are from STCRC. The three up-and-coming equestrian talents are Alice Shi, Rachael Leong and Tara Nur Ibrahim.
Under the tutelage of Roy Ibrahim, Chief Riding Instructor at STCRC, the trio will compete in both the team and individual categories of the borrowed horses competition (up to 110cm).
“We are elated that all athletes who are chosen to represent Singapore for the Princess’s Cup this year are from STCRC. Our young riders were chosen based on their consistent performance throughout the year and I’m very proud that their efforts have paid off. This is certainly an invaluable opportunity for our young riders to gain more exposure and experience how it is like to compete with other top athletes in an international arena. We will do our best to fly the Singapore flag high,” said Roy Ibrahim, Chief Riding Instructor, STCRC.
The trio will be competing in the Team Competition (100 cm) on Sunday, 20 November 2022, and the Individual Competition (110 cm) on Monday, 21 November 2022. The draw for horses will take place on Saturday, 19 November 2022, and each junior rider will be given 30 minutes with their chosen horses.
In preparation for the Princess’s Cup 2022, all three STCRC riders will be switching up their training programmes to prepare for the competition. This includes team trainings where they will have the opportunity to train on different horses within a short period of time.
About Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre
The Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC) is an exciting community project by Singapore Turf Club (STC) and Tote Board. It aims to foster a horse-riding community in Singapore, and to introduce and educate the public about horses and horse care.
As Southeast Asia’s premier equestrian facility set on three hectares of lush greenery right next to STC at Kranji, STCRC features the most advanced riding and livery facilities in Singapore and provides a range of programmes to introduce the fun of horse riding to everyone.
About the Singapore Turf Club
Founded in 1842, Singapore Turf Club (STC) is Singapore’s only horse racing club. A destination that has consistently been reinventing experiences and bringing fun and excitement to the communities, STC’s sprawling 124-hectare Kranji grounds can support both large-scale and intimate sporting competitions and lifestyle events. Featuring worldclass horse racing tracks and a 30,000-seater Grandstand, STC is also home to the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, which houses an Olympic class equestrian arena purpose-built for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
A proprietary club of the Tote Board, STC’s focus is on cultivating horse-racing as a prestige sport and creating a firstclass horse-racing community in Singapore with integrity and professionalism. STC is also a learning hub for specialised equestrian skills, as well as a provider of impeccable stabling, horse training and horse event support. For more information about STC, please visit www.turfclub.com.sg.