Equestrian: Sultan Al Tooqi wins top honours at Holland event

Sports Wednesday 15/August/2018 17:17 PM
By: Times News Service
Equestrian: Sultan Al Tooqi wins top honours at Holland event

MUSCAT: Omani rider Sultan Al Tooqi won the top honours at a showjumping event in Holland where he rode Omani bred horse ‘Taloubet Zeus’ to victory.
The event consisted of international riders from Holland, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Kuwait all vying for the top prize at stake.
“We are immensely proud of Sultan for his achievement in Holland. It is his first season on riding ‘Taloubet Zeus’ and their pair has proved to be a great one,” said Hamood Al Tooqi, Sultan’s father, and guide.
Sultan was placed first with ‘Taloubet Zeus’ and third with ‘Games Boy’, putting him in great stead for his upcoming appearance at the Longines Masters in November, and has put Oman on the international map of showjumping.
Ingrid van der Weiden, the teams’ trainer has expressed her sheer delight at the results that have been achieved so far.
“I wish Sultan more success and I will do all I can to support him all the way to the top."
Sultan is currently training hard under the supervision of his instructor and his father to excel at the Longines Masters event in France.
The Parisian event will see the best of the best from all over the world compete in the French capital in November for the European leg of the Grand Slam Indoor Showjumping.
Sultan Al Tooqi is a fourth generation of riders in his family and has had horses around him from when he was a toddler.