Royal Cavalry qualifies for World Equestrian Games

MUSCAT: The Royal Cavalry proudly continues to achieve excellent results on the international stage, guided by the wisdom of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos. Eight riders and 10 horses from the Royal Cavalry’s Endurance Section qualified to the World Equestrian Games Championship, which will be held next September in Trion city, North Carolina, USA. Brigadier General Abdulrazak al Shahwarzi, Commander of the Royal Cavalry, affirmed that 8 riders and 10 horses from the Royal Cavalry qualified to the World Equestrian Games Championship, which will be held in USA.
He said this is a bright achievement added to the Royal Cavalry.
He added that this success came after the plan achieved its goals, as well as due to the efforts exerted in international races that were organised by International Equestrian Federation in several European countries including France, Germany and Spain where the Royal Cavalry’s riders trained and competed in under the supervision of Romain Laporte, French trainer.
This Championship is one of the most important championships organised by the International Equestrian Federation.
Al Shahwarzi said, “We will do our best to qualify another group of riders and horses so that our team will choose the best riders and horses to represent the Sultanate in this international event where 4 riders from each participating country represent their countries.
Al Shahwarzi thanked Nasr bin Hamood al Kindi, Secretary-General of Royal Court Affairs for his constant support to the team.
He also thanked the riders and technical and administrative teams for their efforts. He added that “I am proud of the Royal Cavalry’s riders because they work with one team spirit”.
Eight riders qualified to the World Equestrian Games Championship in USA 2018.
Hisham bin Saleh al Farsi qualified on his mare ‘Fenous’ after he successfully passed French International Linear Race organised by FEI for 160 km.
Ahmed bin Salim al Hamadani qualified on his mare ‘Tagzo’ after he successfully finished French International Membazeh Race organised by FEI for 160 km. Saleh bin Salim al Balushi qualified on his stallion ‘Rice’ after he successfully finished Membazeh International Race organised by FEI for 160 km.
Similarly, Ali bin Hassan al Farsi qualified on his stallion ‘Khanjar’ after he successfully finished the French International Florace Race organised by FEI for 160 km.
Mahmood bin Marhoon al Foori qualified on his mare ‘Daleelah’ after he successfully finished the German International Beben House Race organised by FEI for 160 km.
In addition, Adil bin Said al Balushi qualified on his stallion Rafal after he successfully finished German International Beben House Race organised by FEI for 160 and Faisal bin Ibrahim al Farsi qualified on ‘Cara’ after he successfully finished the German International Ben Housen Race for 160 km.
Hussain bin Ali al Farsi qualified on his stallion Rfar De Career after he finished the French International Membazeh Race organised by FEI for 160 km.
Besides the Eight horses, ‘Fenos,’ ‘Tagazo,’ ‘Rice,’ ‘Daleelah,’ ‘Rafal,’ ‘Rafal De Career,’ ‘Cara,’ qualified for this championship. Also, 2 horses, ‘Toscan’ and ‘Ondia’ also qualified for this championship. Romain Laporte said that the Royal Cavalry has talented riders and we as technical team strive to develop and sculpt their talents and to discover new talents to create mixture of old and new riders to achieve high results. — ONA