Royal Cavalry’s Toscane des Pacoulis, a mare ridden by Adil Said al Bulushi came very first, whilst Un Dia, a mare, ridden by Hisham Saleh al Farsi came third.
Victoire, a mare from Saudi Arabia, ridden by Rayan al Mubte came second.
The race was more than 160km and comprised six phases. It was held beneath the supervision of International Equestrian Federation.
The race started at 6am, even prior to sunrise top to visibility problems for riders. Royal Cavalry’s French trainer Romaine mentioned that the riders’ strategy was to go slow to make certain they completed the race.
“The idea was not to withdraw from the race and jeopardise plan to qualify for the Equestrian Games Championship which will be held in the US in September,” Romaine mentioned.
Romaine mentioned that Royal Cavalry horses maintained their pace all through the race to make certain they finish amongst the best 3.
“The first phase was slightly difficult as it began under the cover of darkness. In the fourth phase, the track was bit tricky. But, the two Royal Cavalry horses maintained their speed to finish on top. Bulushi and Farsi are masters in endurance races.”
Brig Gen Abdulrazak al Shahwarzi, commander of Royal Cavalry, congratulated the riders and technical team for their win.
Information Source: Muscat Daily