In total, 61 riders took element in the occasion, representing numerous branches of the Government and Private stables such as Royal Cavalry, Royal Oman Police, Royal Guard of Oman, Royal Army of Oman, Al Said steady, Al Noor steady, Al Ariba steady, Creo steady and Olympic Equestrian Training Centre (OETC).
The occasion was attended by guest of honour, H E Said Hamdoon Saif al Harthy, Undersecretary of Ports and Maritime Affairs, who awarded prizes in the 3 classes.
First prize in the D1 class for horses up to 1 metre went to Abdulmalik Abdullah al Mawali from the Royal Oman Police, Mohammed Gouda completed second and Olivia Williams took third. The D2 class for horses of 110cm was won by Anwar al Rashid, Sultan al Fori completed second and Mawali completed third. Sultan al Touqi won the C Class for horses of 120cm, second spot went to Barbara Golachowska and Sultan al Fori completed third.
Showjumping has been identified as element of the national Tanfeedh initiative as a sport of higher possible development. By creating the facilities and occasion requirements, showjumping could kind the basis of a new sports tourism technique to increase Oman’s capability as host of internationally recognised events.
Sultan al Touqi, organiser of the occasion, stated, “The Muscat Showjumping Series has shown that neighborhood help is there and the possible for Omani riders to enhance and compete at a larger level also exists. Working closely with the Oman Equestrian Federation, the subsequent step for us is to elevate the regular of the events and attract international riders and events to the nation in the year to come. The final weekend’s finale was a prime instance of what can be accomplished.
“My thanks go to everyone who has worked on this series, at the stables, the judges and, of course, the riders. We look forward to the next series with great enthusiasm and hope to welcome many new riders to the centre.”
The series started back on November final year, with a quantity of events organised to supply an international family members-friendly spectacle. Spectators enjoyed a enjoyable family members day out and numerous youngsters had the opportunity to attempt the sport, which the organisers hope will inspire the subsequent generation to take up showjumping and elevate future editions of the occasion to international requirements.
Equestrian has been an integral element of Omani culture for centuries and the emergence of showjumping as a competitive sport unites this heritage with the spirit of competitors. The Olympic Equestrian Training Centre can grow to be a national hub for champions by channelling passion for horse riding.
Information Source: Muscat Daily