RIYADH: Abdulrahman Al-Rajhi emerged as the big winner at the Diriyah Gate Development Authority Show Jumping Tournament after claiming first place in the senior category, with Badr Al-Fard securing second place and Kamelia Al-Ghir finishing third, the Arabic language daily newspaper Arriyadiyah reported.
The awards were presented by Prince Fahad bin Jalawi, vice president of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee, Prince Abdullah bin Fahad, president of the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation (SAEF), and Talal Kensara, director of the Strategic Department at the Diriyah Gate Development Authority.
In the medium-grade competition Al-Rajhi once again came out on top, with second place going to Christian Zouba, and third spot to Abdullah Al-Sharbatly. Khalid Al-Hadi won the junior category.
The SAEF concluded the tournament at the Mayadeen Equestrian Center in Riyadh this weekend, with 62 female and male riders qualifying for the semifinals from a field of more than 300 who participated in the league competition this season.
Friday’s semifinals saw 22 riders compete in the junior class, while 40 took part in the more advanced divisions. The top 30 then qualified for Saturday’s finals.