EQUESTRIAN enthusiasts from around the world are expected to congregate in Kuala Lumpur for the FEI World Cup show jumping final from April 26 to 30.
More than 200 Australians have signed up at the Tourism Malaysia booth in Sydney recently while attending the recent Tempo Summer Classics promotion.
“Response to the World Cup Finals from the Australians has been overwhelming,” said AsiaPromote Ventures chief executive officer Peter Winton. AsiaPromoteVentures is the organiser of the event in Kuala Lumpur.
“We knew that thousands from Europe are planning trips to KL for the final and now we expect a much larger number of Australian arrivals for the event as Malaysia is very affordable and it’s not far to travel.”
Tourism Malaysian director in Sydney, Zakaria Mohd Nani, and his team attended the Tempo Summer Classics to promote Malaysia as a holiday destination and to support the FEI World Cup Final event.
“Mostly the horse sport enthusiasts have a rare chance to be part of the world’s top equestrian event so close to home without having to travel to Europe or USA. It’s a tremendous achievement that Malaysia secured the rights to host this world-class event,” said Winton
Malaysia is the first country outside Europe and the US to host the FEI World Cup Finals.
Competing alongside the world’s top-ranked riders are four South-East Asian riders who have qualified for the final, two each from Malaysia and the Philippines.
Syed Omar Almohdzar and Qabil Ambak will represent Malaysia while Michelle Barrera and Toni Leviste will represent the Philippines.