Launching Masar Godolphin 2018
Launching Masar Godolphin 2018
Masar Godolphin l 2018 New Recruits l Ep 1
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Masar Godolphin | Riding Assessment | Episode 3
Creating an opportunity for young UAE nationals to experience the unique world of international thoroughbred racing and breeding.
Masar Godolphin is an academic and experiential training programme operating under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It provides an opportunity for young equine enthusiasts to visit the home of horse racing (Newmarket, UK) and exposes them to Godolphin’s unrivalled professional training and expertise.
The course offers it’s UAE participants an opportunity to embrace their equestrian heritage with the aim of becoming the business leaders of the future. Nine Emirati men and women aged between 20-30 years of age, with the passion to follow in the footsteps of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will be selected for the course.
The programme will be delivered in Dubai, Newmarket (England) and Kildare (Ireland) from January 2018 through to October 2018. It begins in Dubai with an induction phase, before moving to the United Kingdom for formal study and riding lessons at The British Racing School. The central portion of the course follows, with trainees spending time embedded in Godolphin’s fast-paced UK operation. Once there, trainees will experience an insight into best practice in the breeding and training of thoroughbred horses, and the management systems which support them. Finally, the programme is brought to a close with a graduation ceremony held in Dubai.
In tandem with the development of their equine knowledge and skills, trainees will be given the opportunity to visit some of the UK’s leading sporting and professional organisations in the pursuit of developing their leadership, management and teamwork skills. Attendance to the UK and Ireland’s historic race meetings ensures some busy weekends, but it offers trainees an exclusive opportunity to network with industry leaders.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 PROGRAMME OPEN IN AUGUST 2018
Participants Profiles - Class of 2018
Mohammed studied aviation engineering, from which he graduated with a bachelor's degree of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology and now works as an aircraft engineer for Emirates. He has lots of ambition to achieve more to support his country and the youth, with the hope of giving them the motivation to chase their dreams and influence them so that they can explore the world. Mohammed has always been passionate about horses and is interested about competing as an endurance rider.
Ali Al Jaffal
An aspiring mechanical engineer and recent graduate from the American University of Sharjah,
Ali wishes to pursue a goal that will enable him to use his strong organizational skills, educational background and ability to work well with people. He has participated in many cross-country show jumping events and helped to organize multiple endurance activities. Ali also represented the UAE in the 2017 Jiu-jitsu Grand Slam world championship event, wining 3rd in his category. He is inspired by art and poetry and likes to focus on his work, potential and positive energy to pursue a prosperous future and rise to every challenge.
Kholoud recently graduated from Zayed University and is now studying for her master’s degree in Global Governance and Sustainable Development at Middlesex University, Dubai.
In her spare time, Kholoud is a keen showjumper and has been riding horses since she was eight years old. Her passion is so great that she recently purchased an ex-racehorse, re-trained the horse to perform a new discipline; showjumping, and together they are now competing. Kholoud is looking forward to learning from industry experts during her time on the Masar Godolphin program, increasing her knowledge and experience further.
Abdulaziz Al Noori
Abdulaziz graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from The American University of Dubai.
Passionate about horses from an early age, Abdulaziz applied to join the Masar Godolphin program to learn more about training and breeding.
Prior to university, Alia proudly competed at national and international level as a high jumper for the UAE athletics team, earning gold, silver and bronze medals for her country. She is a graduate from the American University in the Emirates, where she studied Law.
Alia is thrilled to join Masar Godolphin to learn all that there is to know about horses, from racing to training and the anatomy of the horse. She started riding at the age of 10 but had to prioritize her athletics career and studies, the perfect timing of the Masar Godolphin course will see her happily return to the saddle.
Lamya Masoud Noori Al-Ali
Currently studying Architectural Engineering at the University of Sharjah, Lamya’s passion for horses began when she started riding lessons, aged 12, and was highlighted when she was selected to lead the National Day parade on horseback at school. She is looking forward to embracing her equestrian heritage and experiencing the unique world of international thoroughbred horseracing and breeding, as part of Masar Godolphin.
Noor holds a Master’s degree in Science and is currently working at Dubai Safari, having spent a few years working with Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF.
An ardent supporter of conservation and animal welfare and behavior, Noor’s passion for nature, wildlife and learning led her to become the first Arab female to set foot in Antarctica (2007), making her an official polar ambassador. Her passion does not stop at wildlife, she avidly participates in equestrian sports, owning her horse for six years now, practicing horsemanship work and show jumping.
Sultan AlSuboosi is a student at the Canadian University of Dubai, majoring in Human Resources.
Sultan’s interest in the equine field began when he was a child and he grew up with a desire to learn more about horses and he didn’t hesitate to accept when offered a manager’s position at Al Aasfa Stables in Dubai. Sultan is looking forward to challenging himself, through Masar Godolphin, to learn more about his passion: flat races and thoroughbred horses.
Fatima is a graduate of International Studies (specialized in Culture and Society) from Zayed University, Abu Dhabi. She has a strong interest in cultures, voluntary work, horses and arts and is a watercolor artist and a freelance videographer with a love for capturing memories in videos and photographs.
Fatima’s interest in horses started from an early age when she took only a few riding lessons at Al Ain Equestrian Club, but because of school and other commitments she didn't have the time to be more involved. She is now very excited and looking forward to having to opportunity to fulfill this interest with Masar Godolphin, to learn more about horses and the unique horseracing industry.
Participants Profiles – Class of 2017
A trilingual mechanical engineer and the first female graduate of her program at the American University in Dubai, Amna believes that hard work, excellence, and innovation are the keys to succeess. She is a painter, a philanthropist, and a competitive show jumper aspiring to become an Olympian with hopes to represent the UAE worldwide.
Hussain Al Marzooqi
A graduate of Animal Science and Zoology from Deakin University Geelong in Australia. Hussain has competed in endurance races globally since 1997, winning the Junior World Championship in 2009 in Hungary, before becoming an endurance trainer in 2006. For Hussain equestrianism is not just a hobby to but more a way of life and never ending passion.
Hasna has both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the Canadian University of Dubai. She was also recognised by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum as one of the top students who excelled academically in 2014. Having started her career at the young age of 18 in the aviation industry with Emirates Airline, she has progressed to become a specialist in Flight Operations. Hasna’s love and keen interest in equestrianism drew her towards Masar Godolphin and the world of thoroughbred racing.
Muna Al Mazrouei
Muna Al Mazrouei holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the American University of Sharjah. Prior to joining Masar Godolphin, Muna worked as a Process Efficiency Engineer at Emirate Global Aluminium (EGA) in the Energy department.
In her spare time Muna likes to participate in equine charity initiatives such as the Pink Caravan Ride, she also volunteers at stables which specialise in equine therapy.
Sultan Al Ameri
A graduate of SAE Dubai in Audio Engineering, Sultan comes from a family with a rich history in equestrianism. From a very young age he has taken part in live horse events across the UAE. Prior to joining Masar Godolphin, Sultan worked on his families yard Rahal Ranch in Abu Dhabi.
Ayesha Al Fugaee
Ayesha is a graduate of Zayed University, where she founded both the Equestrian Club and the Poetry Club. A keen and talented equestrian, in her spare time Ayesha writes poetry and is an active member of the Dubai Volunteering Program.
Abdulaziz Al Suwaidi
A graduate of International Relations from the American University of the Emirates in Dubai. Abdulaziz worked for the Dubai Land Department in the property transaction section prior to joining Masar Godolphin. Having been involved with horses and equestrianism all his life, Abdulaziz has competed in equestrian events globally, including at the highest level in endurance racing with His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
A graduate of Business Administration from the American University in Dubai, Ibrahim is hoping that Masar Godolphin will be his gateway to a professional career in the thoroughbred industry. As a child, Ibrahim was always fascinated with the equestrian lifestyle, inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Throughout his youth, Ibrahim took horseback riding classes, eventually attaining a high-level in equestrian show jumping.