Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oman: Six Horse riders from Royal Cavalry Qualify for World Endurance 2014 Finals in France

Omannews.gov.om

Paris, July 14(ONA) ----Six of the Royal Cavalry horse riders cruised for the third time to the world endurance championship in 2014 to be held in France. The championship will be organized by the International Equestrian Federation.

The following horse riders qualified to the finals:

Mahmoud bin Marhoon al-Fori, after passing 160km French Florac race, riding the horse Ghazali, and passing 160 km French Fontainbleau race on horseback Punjab, Ali bin Hassan al-Farsi, after passing 160 km German Deligen race, riding Kalam, and passing 160km French Compaign race, riding Kalam, Ahmed bin Salim al-Hamdani riding Rakas, after passing 160km French Florac race, Sami bin Said al-Balushi riding Khanjar, after passing stages of 160km French Florac race, Hisham bin Saleh al-Farsi, riding Rifal, after passing 160km French Compaign race and

Abdullah bin Said al-Siyabi on Punjab, after passing the stages of the 120 km British Royal Windsor race.

Brig. Abdulrazak bin Abdulqadir al Shahwarzi, Commander of the Royal Cavalry affirmed that this achievement has been accomplished through a plan outlined by the Royal Cavalry for its riders to participate and compete in the World endurance Championship through a program prepared especially for this purpose, particularly after the great world achievement made by the Royal Cavalry in World endurance Championship in 2012 , held in Britain as its riders won the third place at the world level with the bronze medal.

He added that the Royal Cavalry will seek to train another group of riders and horses alongside with riders already qualified to be on the substitute list of the team through their participation in races organized by the International Equestrian Federation, such as the Europe's endurance Championship 2013 to be held in the Czech Republic in September. He concluded that this achievement came with the support of the Secretary General of the Royal Court Affairs who is always keen to follow the team in its various participations.

It should be noted that Florac race, held in Southern France is one of the most difficult races faced by the riders of the Royal Cavalry due to the difficult topography of the region for different slopes as 56 horses participated in the race and 14 horses qualified, including two from the Royal Cavalry.