By Sports Reporter/Doha
Salmeen Sultan al-Suwaidi proved his enormous potential by winning the Big Tour event in the sixth leg of the Hathab Equestrian Series at the Qatar Equestrian Federation yesterday.
The Qatar Armed Forces excelled on his mount Cantaro 32, the duo combining for a faultless effort in the Table A, One round against the clock with jump off, Art.238.2.2 | 130/145cm class clocking 82.70secs and 34.13secs respectively.
Nasser al-Ghazali on Colibri 19 finished second. He clocked 84.18secs and 35.39secs in the jump-off and with no faults.
Ahmed Mohamed al-Badi, riding Monopoly, was fourth winner of the last round, Saeed Nasser al-Qadi, ended up fourth on horse Daydreamer EC.
The Open Class competition was once again topped by Jaber Rashid al-Amri, riding Canavaro De Muze (E.T.) with a time of 54.41secs.
Nasser al-Ghazali on What a Pleasure finished second and Khalid Hamad al-Attiyah, on Viking D, third.
The best seven results are taken into account at the end of the QR 1.3mn series in deciding the overall winners in various categories of showjumping and dressage.
Big Tour | Table A, One round against the clock with jump off, Art.238.2.2 | 130/145 | Prize-Money: QR35,000
1. Rider: Salmeen Sultan al-Suwaidi; Horse: Cantaro 32; Faults: 0; Time: 82.70secs; Jump-off Faults:0; Time:34.13secs; Prize: QR9,625
2. Nasser al-Ghazali; Colibri 19; 0; 84.18secs; 0; 35.39secs; QR7,875
3. Ahmed Mohammed al-Badi; Monopoly; 0; 81.65secs; 4; 41.27secs; QR6,125
Open Class | Table A, One round against the clock Art. 238.2.1 | 115/125 | Prize-Money: QR15,000 1. Jaber Rashid al-Amri; Canavaro De Muze (E.T.); 0; 54.41secs; QR3,750
2. Nasser al-Ghazali; What A Pleasure; 0; 54.45secs; QR3,000
3. Khalid Hamad al-Attiyah; Viking D; 0; 54.59secs QR2,250
Dressage Test - Level 1, Test C, Prize-Money: QR10,000
1. Ali Mohamed al-Marri; Santa Cruz III; 68.276pts; QR2,900
2. Ali Mohammed al-Marri; Fernhill Friendly Touch; 68.103pts; QR2,300
3. Jessica Waldon; Lusspo Del Castegno; 67.931pts; QR1,800
Dressage Test - Level 2, Test C, Prize-Money:QR5,000
1. Mohamed Salem al-Marri; Gin Tonic Van De Kranenburg; 68.636pts; QR1,250
2. Mohammed Nasser al-Qadi; Kantje’s Este Fana; 67.727pts; QR1,000
3. Iris Nijboer; Rose Alsulaimi; 67.273pts; QR625.
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