Faceof: Ramzi Al-Duhami, member of the Saudi Arabian equestrian team

Faceof: Ramzi Al-Duhami, member of the Saudi Arabian equestrian team
Ramzi Al-Duhami
Updated 29 August 2018

Faceof: Ramzi Al-Duhami, member of the Saudi Arabian equestrian team

Faceof: Ramzi Al-Duhami, member of the Saudi Arabian equestrian team
  • Al-Duhami easily took first place in the single horse racing at the equestrian competitions during the current Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, with a big score difference between him and his nearest competition
  • At the age of 14, Al-Duhami participated in his first international competition at the Dubai Championship in 1986.

Ramzi Al-Duhami is a member of the Saudi Arabian equestrian team.

He easily took first place in the single horse racing at the equestrian competitions during the current Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, with a big score difference between him and his nearest competition.

Al-Duhami was born in 1972 in Riyadh and is one of six children. He always had horses on his family farm, but his passion for the sport began when he rode his father’s original Arabian horse. One year after his first ride he began competing locally, and a year later his father sent him to England to train seriously.

At the age of 14, he participated in his first international competition at the Dubai Championship in 1986.

When he was 17, he was chosen to be trained with the legendary coach Bernie Traorig in America and continued his quest for excellence in training with other well-known coaches such as Paul Stockmuhl, Nelson Pessoa and finally with Stani Van Bayskin, Saudi equestrian coach and medalist at the Olympic Games.

A series of international successes followed: A gold medal at the Asian Games Equestrian in 1991, and three gold medals in the same year at the Arab Games. 

In 1992 he took home the Amateur World Cup in California and was named Asian athlete of the year.

Al-Duhami competed at the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Summer Olympics, receiving the bronze medal.

As a key member of the Saudi equestrian team, Al-Duhami devotes his time to training young team members and caring for horses.