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Kingdom Team wins Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Cup

RIYADH: Kingdom equestrian team of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal captured first place in the 120-kilometer endurance race in the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Arabian Horse Festival here.
Giving the Kingdom team’s 60th international achievement was international jockey Abdulaziz Aldweesh whose mount, Anwar Almamlakah, was awarded the Best Horse title in the championship.
Aldweesh and Kingdom Team coach and supervisor of Alwaleed’s private stables, Najeeb Albarjas, dedicated this accomplishment to Prince Alwaleed.
Prince Alwaleed commented: “We dedicate the team’s achievement to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Prince Alwaleed, continues to support and care about all athletes in the Kingdom and in particular equestrianism.
Kingdom Team’s series of achievements include: In 2013, Kingdom Equestrian team qualified for the Equestrian World Cup through courtesy of Abdulhakim AlGhufaily during the 7th Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Heritage Festival that was in Abu Dhabi. The Kingdom team participated in the 240 km distance race. Abdulhakeem Al-Ghufaily won 1st place in the 100km International Endurance Challenge held in Kuwait, Sulaiman AlMohaimidi won 1st place in the 100km International Endurance Challenge held in Kuwait in 2012, under the patronage of Sheikh Talal AlMohamed Alsabah, Ayah Khalil winning two stars from the International Federation of endurance races in Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan endurance championship for women. Maha Jafri and Abdulhakeem AlGhufaily won the silver medal in Wadi Rum International Equestrian endurance. . Homood Al-Shamari bagged 1st place in the Crown Prince Endurance Challenge Cup, held in Onaizah in 2011. Al-Shamari won 1st place in the Khalidiya Equestrian Endurance Challenge Cup, in 2011 and Abdulrahman AlHawas came in 2nd place. Also, Al-Shamari took 1st place and Al-Hawas coming in 2nd in the Equestrian Endurance Challenge Cup held in Onaizah in 2010. Also, . Latifa AlSheikh won 1st place in Sheikha Fatima Bint Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan 90km Women’s Endurance Championship held in Abu Dhabi in 2010, she also won 2nd place in the Women’s Endurance Championship held in 2009 Dubai. Alhawas earned the No. 1 position in the challenge winning the Al Khalediah Prince Khaled‘s Cup Endurance Challenge 2009.
The Kingdom Team also notched a number of victories on the international stage in 2008, 2007 and 2006.