The Cebu Equine Owners, Breeders and Sportsman’s Association, Inc. (CEOBSA) will be hosting the 2013 Cebu Horse Congress and Festival (Horse Show and Competition) at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City from April 26 to April 28, 2013.
The event, which is the most-anticipated annual gathering of riders and breeders from all over the Philippines, is organized by CEOBSA in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Cebu, Cebu Sports Commission, Cebu City Tourism Council and The Philippine Horsemen’s Federation Inc.
Mr. Anton Quisumbing, president of the Philippine Horsemen’s Federation, told the press that they are very excited with the upcoming event. The Freeman article dated April 13, 2013 quotes Mr. Quisumbing as saying “We are very happy. This is like a dream come true. We have always wanted to hold the activity in SRP (South Road Properties). The area is just perfect.”
Teams who have confirmed their participation in the 2013 Cebu Horse Congress and Festival are the Bohol Horsemen’s Association, Cagayan De Oro Horsemen’s Association, Davao Horse Club, Impasug-ong Horsemen’s Association, Los Caballeros de Negros Oriental, and Malaybalay Horsemen’s Association.
For the Horse Show and Competition, all games and rules by the Philippine Horsemen’s Federation are applied. The Oval racing will be categorized accordingly as Class A, B and C.
Cebu City’s Department of Veterinary Medicine and Fisheries will offer their services to attendees of the Horse Show and Competition. The provincial veterinarian’s office has also offered to assist. A number of students with veterinary medicine majors from Southwestern University and Visayas State University will also be around to help out, if necessary.
CEOBSA is a non-profit organization with the primary objective of promoting and encouraging horse ownership and improvement of the stock in Cebu and its neighboring communities. The group aims to achieve this objective through a variety of events including horse shows, horse competitions and trail rides.
CEOBSA has successfully organized events since 1997. In May of the said year, the 1st Horse Slalom Competition was held in Ayala Land, Cebu City. The 2nd Horse Slalom Competition was held in October of the same year. The 3rd and 4th installment of the Horse Slalom Competition was held in 1998. In March 1999, the National Beef Congress was held at Cebu Holdings in Ayala. There also a number of events held in 2000 at Cebu Holdings. The group also organized events at the Cebu I.T. Park in February 2001 and 2002.
In 2003 and 2004, CEOBSA participated in the Mandaue City Mayor Teddy Ouano’s Cup. In 2005 and 2006, it took part in the Kabayo Festival held in Mandaue City. Beginning in February 2008 until 2011, the organization has joined the Governor’s Cup.
For any clarification, you can send an e-mail to Mr. Danilo Tariman, who is the Secretary General for CEOBSA at [email protected]. You may also text or call the organizers at these numbers: (032) 512-1872 or (0917) 311-2011. You may also visit the CEOBSA stables at Sudlon, in Lahug, Cebu City.