al maktoum school of excellence theatre
al maktoum school of excellence theatre

Al Maktoum School of Management Excellence Theatre

(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

AL MAKTOUM SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

“THE HORSEMEN’S OPENING”

The opportunity was too good to miss. The eve of the Ready To Run Gallops presented us with a window to showcase the Al Maktoum School Of Management Excellence to a gathering of racing’s luminaries. We had with us some of the game’s top names, including our gallops judges, and while there’s a way to go before the facility is complete and fully equipped, we won’t see a get-together of these proportions again until next year’s official opening, likely to be Summerhill Stallion Day. That’s when heads of state, politicians and the like will get their shot at it. But meanwhile, champion trainer, Mike de Kock was asked to preside over the “horsemen’s opening”.

It was also an occasion to recognise the judges and a few other players for their contributions to an event which has cemented itself into the constellation of racing’s starriest events.

The awardees were :

Three Years Service

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eamonn cullen
eamonn cullen

Eamonn Cullen

Gradum Legum Baccalaurei Cum Laude

jehan malherbe
jehan malherbe

Jehan Malherbe

Gradum Legum Baccalaurei Cum Laude

joey ramsden
joey ramsden

Joey Ramsden

Gradum Legum Baccalaurei Cum Laude

Four Years Service

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charl pretorius
charl pretorius

Charl P. Pretorius

Gradum Literatum Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

craig peters
craig peters

Craig Andrew Peters

Gradum Legum Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

dean kannemeyer
dean kannemeyer

Dean Martin Kannemeyer

Gradum Legum Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

graeme hawkins
graeme hawkins

Graeme Thomas Hawkins

Gradum Legum Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

mike de kock
mike de kock

Michael Francois de Kock

Gradum Legum Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

michael roberts
michael roberts

Michael Leonard Roberts

Gradum Legum Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

Robert Yearham

Gradum Sponsorium Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

sean tarry
sean tarry

Sean Tarry

Gradum Legum Bacclaurei (Honorium) Cum Laude

Riders (Five Years Service)

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John Motaung

Gradum Equus Baccalauei Cum Laude

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Prince Mdunjane

Gradum Equus Baccalauei Cum Laude

thokozane-dlungwane-jockey-lk.jpg

Thokozani Dlungwane

Gradum Equus Baccalauei Cum Laude

As a test of what it would be like to be a student at the school, we re-ran the wonderful production which debuted on Summerhill’s Stallion Day, a creation of our “blogger”, Michael Nefdt, his brother Matthew Nefdt from iKind Media and their team which included graduates and students from the Durban University of Technology. If you haven’t seen it, you haven’t seen anything, so can we recommend that you click below to have a look at it.

summerhill stallion video link
summerhill stallion video link

Click above to watch the

Summerhill Stallion Video 2010/2011

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