Dubai, UAE: Masar Godolphin, the scholastic and experiential scholarship program operating under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today invited its inaugural course of future leaders.
Places on this prestigious program were offered to 8 outstanding and ambitious young Emirati males and females aged in between 23 and 30, who demonstrated a real passion for horseracing, and who have the ambition and commitment to develop both personally and professionally.
The program will certainly run over 10 months, in Dubai, the UK and Ireland, and include a mix of both academic and useful modules, offering individuals a unique and unique possibility to accept their equestrian heritage with the objective of ending up being the business leaders of the future.
John Ferguson, Chief Executive and Racing Manager for Godolphin, claimed: "Masar Godolphin stands for yet another demonstration of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's enduring enthusiasm for horse reproduction and auto racing, and his continued commitment to the development of a lasting future for both the industry and the individuals involved in it. Masar Godolphin participants will be fortunate to experience many elements of horse racing and breeding in both Europe and the UAE, preparing them exceptionally well for a future in this most amazing and requiring business.
We continue to be indebted to the continued dedication and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, and we are blessed to be able to prolong this possibility to the future generation of Emiratis".
Hugh Anderson, Managing Director for Godolphin in the UK and Dubai, stated: "The love of horses belongs to the DNA of Dubai and this was mirrored in the lot outstanding applications we obtained from UAE nationals who wanted to submerse themselves on the planet of purebred horse reproduction and auto racing. Competition for areas was difficult and we faced a hard but welcome difficulty in aiming to choose the eight members of the inaugural class. I think that those who have actually been selected will be excellent flag bearers for Masar Godolphin and we anticipate working with them over the next ten months".
The participants of the Masar Godolphin class of 2017 are:
1. Abdulaziz Al Suwaidi
2. Amna Banihashem
3. Ayesha Al Fugaee
4. Hasna Ali
5. Hussain Al Marzouqi
6. Ibrahim Aqil
7. Muna Al Mazrouei
8. Sultan Al Ameri