Rider Omar Abdulaziz Al Marzouqi Dominates International Three-Star Show Jumping Championship

Rider Omar Abdulaziz Al Marzouqi Dominates International Three-Star Show Jumping Championship

Omar Abdulaziz Al Marzouqi, riding the horse “Concordia,” secured victory in the speed competition at a height of 130 cm during the International Three-Star Show Jumping Championship. Al Marzouqi achieved an impressive time of 58.65 seconds out of a competitive field comprising 86 male and female riders.

The championship, held under the supervision of the International Equestrian Federation and the Emirates Equestrian and Racing Federation, enjoys support from the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and sponsorship by Longines. The event unfolds at the Al Forsan Resort in Abu Dhabi.

Featuring 9 international competitions with a three-star rating, the championship sees the participation of 286 male and female riders accompanied by 316 horses. Notably, UAE national team riders are part of the event, contributing to their gradual preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

During the morning session on the third day of the tournament, a competition featuring a one-round format against the clock was held over hurdles at a height of 115 cm. Ninety-one male and female riders competed, with jockey Abdullah Hamad Al-Karbi securing the first-place position riding “Dion Z” and completing the round in 49.62 seconds.

In the round against the clock competition over 145 cm hurdles in the three-star category, 69 riders engaged in the challenge. Irish rider Shane Breen claimed the top spot with the horse “Scartin,” achieving a time of 62.70 seconds. Rider Mohammed Ghanem Al-Hajri secured the second-place award with the mare “Lililonka STW,” recording a time of 62.75 seconds.

The competition witnessed the presence of His Excellency Tariq Al Hosani, Vice Chairman of Al Forsan Holding, who commended the impressive performance of the Emirates Knights in the championship. He highlighted their achievements, including securing a place in the 2024 Paris Olympics and winning numerous top positions in international and continental championships.

Al Hosani expressed pleasure in organizing and hosting the International Equestrian Championship, emphasizing the commitment to high-level standards in organization and logistical services. The modern stables provided by Al Forsan Resort contributed to hosting elite riders and their horses, facilitating optimal performance and enhancing the overall experience for participants.

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