BARKA: The 40 km horse qualifying endurance race for the 2021-2022 season, organised by the Oman Equestrian Federation, kicked off at Saih Al Mahamid in the Wilayat of Barka on Saturday with the participation of 58 horses.
Khamis al Sharji from Sultan Qaboos University has become the first visually impaired jockey to take part in a horse endurance race. He managed to successfully complete the race. He is the first visually impaired jockey in the world to participate in the endurance race, where he managed to complete the race. Al Sharji said that it is not easy for a person with visual impairment to participate in a race of ability and endurance, but with determination nothing is impossible, as well as with the cooperation of everyone who stood by him and he thanked them for his success. — ONA