12 MARH, PETALING JAYA : Gamuda Land has announced a partnership agreement with the 3Q Equestrian Centre (3Q Equestrian) during a signing ceremony held at the Gamuda Gardens Experience Gallery in Gamuda Gardens, catering for post-pandemic demand for outdoor activities while leveraging on the rugged natural beauty of the township in Klang Valley North.
The agreement was signed by Ngan Chee Meng, Chief Executive Officer of Gamuda Land and Qabil Ambak, Director of 3Q Equestrian. Aw Sei Cheh, Chief Operating Officer of Gamuda Land, Chu Wai Lune, General Manager of Gamuda Cove, YBhg Tan Sri Mahamad Fathil, Founder of 3Q Equestrian, and 3Q Equestrian Director YBhg Dato Quzier Ambak, were present to witness the signing as well.
Bringing 3Q Equestrian’s proven experience and expertise in building and managing regional equestrian venues to the fore, the strategic partnership complements Gamuda Gardens’ existing Xploria placemaking, further enhancing the vibrancy of the township through diverse amenities and activities, while showcasing Gamuda Land’s core building principles.
Placemaking with a focus on nature
“Our partnership with 3Q Equestrian reaffirms Gamuda Land’s forward-thinking commitment to placemaking in our developments, ensuring a thoughtful mix of residential, commercial and recreational components to build thriving, connected communities. Through this collaboration, we are anticipating and addressing growing interest in outdoor activities as Malaysians emerge from months of nationwide lockdowns,” said Ngan Chee Meng, Chief Executive Officer, Gamuda Land.
The partnership confirms 3Q Equestrian’s intent to operate a horse-riding facility in Gamuda Gardens, comprising a paddock for leisurely pony rides as well as a guided horse ride along a scenic 1.5km Gardens Hill forest trail. Through this partnership, residents and visitors to Gamuda Gardens can experience the tiered landscapes and natural beauty of the township, which incorporates two cascading waterfalls, five lakes, ample greenery and an award-winning central park, set amid the rolling hills of northern Klang Valley.
In addition, the collaboration with the founders of 3Q Equestrian, the Ambak family, which has a generations-long legacy in the Gamuda Gardens area, is a resounding testament to the stewardship and care Gamuda Land has demonstrated in safeguarding the natural heritage of the site throughout development, in line with its core principle of “Listening to what the land has to tell us”.
“Our family has had a presence in the area where Gamuda Gardens now stands dating back many years. We are gratified that the land we have grown close to is being safeguarded and enhanced by a developer with Gamuda Land’s diligence, care and sense of responsibility. The infrastructure it has built, while working with nature to bring out the beauty of the location, showcases their sustainable approach and development values. These values are deeply in tune with our own, which is why we look forward to this collaboration,” said Qabil Ambak.
The pulse of Klang Valley North Established since 1990, 3Q Equestrian Centre has a strong reputation as an equestrian training destination and a competition venue within South East Asia, having produced many top equestrian athletes. Its upcoming horse-riding attraction in Gamuda Gardens will be one of the pull factors driving the growth of the 810-acre township, envisioned as the pulse of Klang Valley North.
Other than 3Q Equestrian’s horse-riding attraction, which is scheduled for opening in April 2021, Gamuda Gardens features a plethora of exciting experiences under Xploria, including a Donut Boat ride, Nature School programme, Paws Playland pet agility training ground, Gardens Arena FIFA-standard football turf, Waterfront Village, Gardens Wellness Club and Big Bucket Splash water play park, with more to be unveiled soon. Other components within the greater development include wellness amenities, an international school, the Gardens Square commercial centre and a city centre. Gamuda Gardens itself is conveniently accessible by major routes including the North-South, LATAR and Guthrie Corridor Expressways.