Salman al-Emadi tops Big Tour at Longines Hathab 6
January 19 2020 12:17 AM
Salman al-Emadi
Badr al-Darwish, Organising Committee Member, Al Sahqab Showjumping Competition, with Big Tour podium finishers Salman Mohamed al-Emadi, Salmeen Sultan al-Suwaidi and Nasser al-Ghazali.

By Sports Reporter/Doha

Salman Mohamed al-Emadi produced a fine performance on his bay gelding The Toymaker to top the Big Tour category in round 6 of the Lobgines Qatar Equestrian Tour 2019-2020 Hathab competition at the Al Shaqab Indoor Arena yesterday.
The Qatar Equestrian Federation rider excelled on his 15-year-old horse in the Table A, One round against the clock with jump off, Art. 238.2.2 | 130/145cm class.
Al-Emadi returned a faultless routine in 71.50secs which saw Salmeen Sultan al-Suwaidi, riding Cantaro 32, settle for the second place having gained 4 penalties despite a time of 68.10secs.
Nasser al-Ghazali, who won the fifth leg on Quel Homme, was pushed to the third spot having picked up 4 penalties in 70.26secs.
The triumph will see
al-Emadi pick up another at least 20 points to add to his tally, which stood at 64 points before this competition.
Five more rounds remain in the 12-leg annual domestic series which has now entered an exciting phase and which concludes in April.
Earlier, in the Open Class (Ride & Drive) event saw Faris Saad al Qahtani on Godette claim the top podium clocking 55.68secs and 59.16secs faultlessly.
Mirdef Ali al-Qashouti, riding Deja Vu 84 (59.88 & 61.48secs) was second, and  Mohammed Saeed Haidan on Ziezo (51.72secs & 64.04secs) finished third.
The Dressage competition on Saturday morning had some impressive and foot tapping presentations in both the Level 1 (Elementary) and Level 2 (Prelim) competitions.
Ali Mohamed al-Marri, combining with his horse Fernhill Friendly Touch, collected the maximum 70.028 points to emerge as the winner ahead of the seasoned Jessica Waldon, riding Lusso Del Castegno (67.931), in Level 1.
Maryam Ahmad al Boinin on Vol De Nuit Tardonne (69.545), and Faris Saad al-Qahtani, riding Golden Grove Solataire (67.727), stood out in the Level 2 dressage.

Big Tour
Table A, One round against the clock with jump off, Art. 238.2.2 | 130/145 cm | Prize-Money QR35,000
1. Rider: Salman Mohamed
al-Emadi; Horse: The Toymaker; Faults: 0; Time: 71.50secs; Prize:QR8,750
2. Salmeen Sultan al-Suwaidi; Cantaro 32; 4; 68.10; QR7,000
3. Nasser al-Ghazali; Quel Homme; 4; 70.26; QR5,250

Open Class
Ride & Drive | 115/125cm | Prize-Money QR15,000
1. Faris Saad al-Qahtani; Godette; 0; 55.68; 0; 59.16; QR3,750
2. Mirdef Ali al-Qashouti; Deja Vu 84; 0; 59.88; 0; 61.48; QR3,000
3. Mohamed Saeed Haidan; Ziezo; 0; 51.72; 4; 64.04; QR2,250

Level 1 (Elementary) Test C | Prize-Money QR10,000
1. Ali Mohamed al-Marri; Fernhill Friendly Touch; Score: 70.028; Prize: QR2,750
2. Jessica Waldon; Lusso Del Castegno; 67.931; QR2,250
3. Ali Mohammed al-Marri; Juste D’Adaelle; 67.241; QR 1,500
Level 2 (Prelim) Test C | Prize-Money QR5,000
1. Maryam Ahmad al-Boinin; Vol De Nuit Tardonne; Score:69.545; Prize: QR1,250
2. Faris Saad al-Qahtani; Golden Grove Solataire; 67.727; QR1,000
3. Iris Nijboer; Rose al-Sulaimi; 67.273; QR750.

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