Muscat Showjumping Series to host equestrian event

Sports Wednesday 30/October/2019 20:22 PM
By: Times News Service
Muscat Showjumping Series to host equestrian event

Muscat: For the first time, Oman will host the 2* showjumping world-cup qualifiers at Al-Rahba grounds, Barka in cooperation with the Oman Equestrian Federation, Ministry of Sports Affairs and Oman Olympic Committee.
Good news for those looking for an exciting weekend filled with entertainment that offers free entry and fun for all the family — the three-day international event will commence on November 7 and continue through the 9th.
Founded in 2017, by the Olympic Equestrian Federation training centre and with the provision of Tanfeedh (National Programme for Enhancing Economic Diversification), Muscat Showjumping Series is part of a long-standing tradition revered by equine fans.
The event will bring together a host of global and regional equestrian talent — providing the Middle East with a platform to be globally recognised as an equestrian hub with its rapid elevation in status. Participating riders represent countries, such as Oman, UAE, UK, Jordan, Egypt, Ireland, USA, Poland, Holland, KSA, Qatar, and Kuwait.
“We are always seeking different ways to support showjumping in Oman and an international event as such will shine the spotlight on the regional equestrian community. And of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity and vision of our partners,” said Sultan Hamood Al Touqi, Oman's Olympic medalist rider and showjumper.
This is no ordinary horse show. Leading show-jumpers and international riders will join in the festivities with their highly trained equestrian team to demonstrate a choreographed routine.
In addition to hosting this world-class equestrian competition, the Muscat Showjumping Series offers spectators a chance to be entertained with a weekend of outstanding and top-notch demonstrations from aspirant riders.
Join in the excitement of competition, thrilling action, live food stations, free activities for children, pony rides and much more.