Press Release:


Under the leadingship of HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad al Thani, Chairperson, and HE Sheika Mayassa bint Hasmad al Thani, Vice- Chairperson, a strategic memorandum of understanding was signed on 29.05.2012 in Doha, Qatar .

AL- SHAQAB is part of the Education City within the Qatar FOUNDATION with seven young Universities in direct neighbourhood.

The AACHEN SCHOOL OF EQUESTRIAN ART AND DESIGN (ASAD), represented by Prof. Arno Gego and Christa Heibach will start common educational projects in late autumn 2012 in Qatar. The principle of cooperation provides alternation of courses in Qatar and Aachen and to mix and engage lectors from both sides. Both parties are planning a true partnership on equal levels both sides, which can even learn from each other.

The press conference on 29.05.2012 in Qatar was directed by Ing. Fahad Saad Al Qahtani, Director of AL SHAQAB.

The cooperation between AL- SHAQAB and ASAD is planning further projects like organizing and building up international equestrian events with different disciplines.

The AACHEN SCHOOL OF EQUESTRIAN ART AND DESIGN was founded in 2004 with Official Recognition of the FEI. Founders are Arno Gego (Speaker), Leopoldo Palacios and Olaf Petersen. ASAD has an overall participation until today of nearly 2.500 from 76 countries / all Continents and nearly 80 lectors from over 30 nations and all continents.

The ASAD is cooperating successfully with various Federations, Institutions, Universities, CHIO Aachen and LA SILLA Monterrey, Mexico. Courses, Seminars and Symposia until end of 2012 are planned or have been taking place in Germany, Belgium, Italy, USA, Russia, The Netherlands, Mexico, Chile, Qatar and Zimbabwe.

ASAD (20.06.2012) CH