Al Rayyan Intl Championship starts from today
November 14 2018 11:23 PM
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Top riders will be in action at the Al Rayyan International Showjumping Championship, which will be held from today till Saturday at the Qatar Equestrian Federation’s outdoor arena. The two-star €60,000 competition, which was launched in 2014, is organised by the QEF in co-operation with Al Shaqab. Fifty six riders and 100 horses from Qatar, Canada, France, Jordan and Morocco will battle for the top honours. The feature class on Saturday will serve as one of the qualifying rounds of the Arab League for the 2018 World Cup.

By Sports Reporter/Doha

Top riders will be in action at the Al Rayyan International Showjumping Championship, which will begin today at the Qatar Equestrian Federation’s outdoor arena. 
The two-star €60,000 competition, which was launched in 2014, is organised by the QEF in co-operation with Al Shaqab. Fifty six riders and 100 horses from Qatar, Canada, France, Jordan and Morocco will battle for the top honours. The feature class – the Grand Prix on Saturday will serve as one of the qualifying rounds of the Arab League for the 2018 World Cup. The total prize money for the Grand Prix is €12,000. 
The tournament comes less than a week after the end of the final round of the Global Champions Tour, which was staged at Al Shaqab. Badr al-Darwish, Secretary-General of QEF said: “Al Rayyan International Show Jumping Championship is a key event on our annual calendar. A top field is ready for action. Young Qatari riders will also feature in the event. We look forward to some quality action.” 
Tournament Director Ali al-Rumaihi said: “We have seen good crowds throng the QEF’s Outdoor Arena over the years as we have always planned family activities for young kids. All in all, this week one again it will be a great show jumping festival that fans wait for every year.” He added: “The passion for riding is increasing among the youth in the country. We see a high level of competition among the young participants and that excites us. The Qatar Equestrian Federation is doing its best to promote the sports of equestrian and I would say we are doing well.”
Schedule
Today: 1:30pm:  Two Phases | Max. 115cm | 2 Horses per athlete | 350m/min | 4,000 EUR; 4pm: Table A, Against the clock | Max. 120/130cm | 2 Horses per athlete | 350 m/min | 5000,00 EUR; 6pm: Special Two Phases Max. 140cm | 2 Horses per athlete | 350m/min | 7,000 EUR
Tomorrow: 1:30pm: Table A, Against the clock | Max. 115cm |2 Horses per athlete | 350m/min | 5,000 EUR; 4pm: Table A, Against the clock with Jump Off | Max. 130cm |2 Horses per athlete | 350m/min | 6,000 EUR; 6pm: Qualifying competition for the FEI World Cup | Table A, Against the clock | Max. 145cm | 2 Horses per athlete | 350m/min | 8,000 EUR
On Saturday: 1:30pm: Table A, Against the clock | Max. 120cm |2 Horses per athlete | 350m/min | 6,000 EUR; 4pm: Accumulator Competition with Joker | Max. 135cm | 2 Horse per athlete | 375m/min | 8,000 EUR; 6pm: GRAND PRIX – World Cup Competition | Two Rounds World Cup Arab League rules | Min 145 – Max. 160cm | 1 Horse per athlete | 350m/min | 12,000 EUR | LR (Group E)



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