Najran hosts horse race daring threat of missiles

10/01/2016 (Saudi Gazette – KSA): Najran was hosting its annual horse race Saturday despite constant threats of missile fire from across the Yemen border.Mani Al-Dowhan, secretary of the competition, said the Ninth Equestrianism Club Annual Competition would held on Saturday under the patronage of Prince Sultan Bin Mohammad Bin Saud.“The people of Najran have closed schools, shut down stores and stopped many sporting activities because of the war in neighboring Yemen. However, they will not let go of their heritage and their identity even in the middle of a war. Najran will hold on to its long-lasting equestrian tradition and will not disappoint the young generation,” said Al-Dowhan.He said the competition was open to all equestrians of all levels and ages. “The competition is divided into five categories. In each category, the race is 2,000 meters. The categories are decided according to the age of the jockeys and the level of training,” said Al-Dowhan..




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