Medals Awarded After Tense All GCC Jump-Off Between KSA, Qatar and UAE
The United Arab Emirates Show Jumping Team has clinched the Bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games, the nation’s first Asian Games team medal since 2010, solidifying its position as a dominant force in the world of show jumping.
UAE riders Abdulla Al Marri on James VDO Heihoef, owned by Al Shira’aa, Omar Al Marzouqi riding Dalida VD Zuuthoeve, owned by Al Shira’aa, Salem Ahmed Al Suwaidi riding Diamond Way, owned by Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club and Mohamed Ghanem Al Hajri riding G’s Fabian, owned by Mohamed Ghanem Al Hajri, jumped two clear rounds finishing on 0 penalties to secure their place in an all GCC jump-off against KSA and Qatar.
Teammate Abdulla Al Marri went on to add “In the beginning, I would like to thank H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Ruler of Abu Dhabi and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Head of the UAE Equestrian Federation for being the main supporters of our team and for getting us ready for the Asian Games. And of course, H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy and Owner of Al Shira’aa, who has been our leader when it comes to equestrian sport for the past decade or so. She has trusted us with her horses and given us this opportunity, so this Bronze is in recognition of all the support she has given us as a team.