A Powerful and exciting kickoff to the National Championship in ALSHAQAB
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In conjunction with the Global Champions League, Qatar’s very own National Championships started its first rounds today with riders clocking in some great timings for the showjumping skills in Al Shaqab’s outdoor arena today.
The first day of the competition included 2 exciting events for the riders participating.
The First Event:
Height Category: 120 -125 cm
Saudi rider Meshari Al Harbi, won the first title of the two-star league in the opening event of the show jumping competition, finishing first place in one round against the clock, coming in at 71:81 seconds. In second place, Qatari rider Mubarak Yousuf Al Rumaihi, coming in at 71:98 seconds. Lastly, in third place, Qatari rider Khalid Hamad Al Attiya, came in at 73:35 seconds.
The three champions got awarded by Al Shaqab’s Commercial Manager, Oman Al Mannai, and the Norwegian global referee Karsten Andre. Fourth place went to Saudi rider, Abdullah Alrajhi, and fifth place was awarded to Qatari rider, Saeed Al Rashdi.
Height Category: 135 – 140 cm
This show jumping event started off with more competitive drive. It started at around 3 pm and witnessed some great skills in jumping from the Qatari team. Qatari rider, Nasser Al Ghazali won first place beating the clock at 82:78 seconds without penalties. In second place coming in at 85:50 seconds was the Qatari rider, Hamad Nasser Al Qadi. Then in third place, Qatari rider, Rashid Towaim Al Marri came in at 90:61 seconds. The champions were awarded by Jassim Mohammed Al Maadhadi, manager of Al Shaqab’s endurance and agility team.
In Fourth place came Qatari rider Nasser Al Ghazali with his horse Delloren, and fifth place went to Qatari rider Khalid Mohammed Al Emadi.
Some great maneuvering and flawless jumps were seen at Al Shaqab today, allowing the riders to qualify to the next round tomorrow (Friday), waiting to be named National Champion of 2016.
With the event running until the 5th of November, we are sure to see more amazing riding skills and picture-perfect fantastic jumps from these champions!