Three winners have emerged in the Nasco-sponsored children’s riding event at the equestrian games organised by the Ikeja Saddle Club as part of activities to celebrate its golden jubilee, achievements and contributions to equestrian sports in Nigeria at Oregun, recently.
The winners are Omala Opubor, Wakundo Dankaro and Olivia Williams.
In his speech at the event, the President of the Club, Vassily Oye Barberopoulos, noted that the club will continue to promote equestrian sport and recreational activities not only among members but to the Nigerian community and youth at large.
According to him, “It is my resolve with my executive committee to have a legacy of a well-run club that can survive age and time and offer to generations to come, a heritage of what we all have enjoyed as a family club. This is why as part of the 50 years celebration of our club; we had the Equestrian Games 2017, to engage the younger generations as well.”
Ikeja Saddle Club is the place for Horseback Riding in Lagos and Nigeria. Lessons in dressage, jumping and polo are available on weekends by competent instructors for all ages and riding levels. The club is a home to everyone who has passion and love for the noblest of all animals and enjoys having a good time together with others.
“Our club is the heritage for all children to enjoy and bond with one of nature’s kindest animals, the horse,” Barberopoulos stated. The equestrian games of the golden jubilee celebrations was sponsored by Nasco Group Nigeria Limited.
Ikeja Saddle Club was established in 1967, at Oregun Ikeja, as a Horse Riding Club by the then Lagos State Governor, Brigadier General Mobolaji Johnson, as a way of supporting equestrian sports and creating a preserved area of flora and fauna within the state. Since then, successive Lagos State Governors have been the Club’s Patron, while His Majesty, the Ooni of Ife has been the Grand Patron of the Club.