The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosted top local and international equestrian talent as 131 participants from 26 different countries battled it out over three days for the eighth FBMA International Show Jumping Cup.
The three-day tournament consisted of female nationals and young show jumpers from the 12 different categories, with participants taking home a share of the AED 500,000 prize fund.
On the first day, a total of AED 70,000 was distributed in three categories: Contest 1 (CSIYH1 * – One Round Against the Clock) AED 30,000, Contest 2 (CSIJ-A – One Round Against the Clock) AED 20,000 and ended with the NATIONAL – Two-phase category of AED 20,000.
On the second day, a total of AED 150,000 was distributed to the winners of five categories: Competition 3 (CSICh-A – One Round Against the Clock) AED 10,000, Competition 4 (CSIU25-A – One Round Against the Clock) AED 20,000, NATIONAL – One Round against the clock AED 30,000, competition 5 (CSIL2 * – One round against the clock) AED 30,000 and finally competition 6 (CSIL2 * – Special Two Phase) for a total of AED 60,000.
The final day of the Cup ended with a total of AED 305,000, which were divided into six different categories: Competition 7 (CSICh-A – One Round With Bounce) 20,000, Competition 8 (CSIJ-A One Round With Bounce) 30,000 AED, Competition 9 (CSIYH1 * One round with jump) AED 50,000, competition 10 (CSIU25-A – One round with jump) 30,000 AED, competition 11 (CSIL2 * – One round with jump) AED 50,000 finally the category with the highest cash prize, competition 12 ( CSIL2 * – One lap with Jump Off GRAND PRIX) AED 125,000.
The trophy was held under the auspices of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Chairperson of the Supreme Maternity and Childhood Council. and under the direction of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairwoman of Fatima Bint Mubarak women’s sports academy and president of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain women’s clubs.
The first place winners announced on the first day were Eisa Omran Al Owais from the Emirates for the CSI Junior class (CSIJ-A), Chadi Ghraib from Syria for the CSI young horses (CSIYH1 *) and Victoria Jade Laing as representative of the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club for the (NATIONALS).
The first place winners, announced on day two of the Cup, were Mabkhout Owaida AlKirbi from the United Arab Emirates for the CSI Children’s Class (CSICH-A); Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi from the United Arab Emirates for the (CSIU25-A), Maryam Ahmed Abdulmalik from the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club for the (NATIONALS), Tina Lund from Denmark for the (CSIL2 *) and Amelia Moscicka from Poland for the (CSIL2) *).
The first place winners, announced on the third day, were Layth Ghurayeb of Syria for the (CSICh-A); Abdullah Hamad Ali Alkirbi from the United Arab Emirates for the (CSIJ-A); Chadi Gharib from Syria for the (CSIYH1 *); Moufi Owaida Al Karbi from the UAE for the (CSIU25-A); Aya Hamcho from Syria for the (CSIL2 *); Anita Annika Sande from Denmark for the (CSIL2 *) Grand Prix of Longines.
The Danish Anita Annika Sande, winner of the (CSIL2 *) Grand Prix, said of her victory: “I am participating in all eight editions of the FBMA Hose Jumping Cup and this is the third time that I have won first place. It is a special show to my heart and even more special that it was organized under these special circumstances. A big thank you for the extra effort the organizing committee made to make this happen. “
The annual cup achieved its basic goals by encouraging youth and nationals of the Emirates to play sports, particularly equestrian sports, the sports of our ancestors and the legacy they left us.
The eighth FBMA International Show Jumping Cup is very much supported by the strategic partners. Abu Dhabi Sports Council, United Arab Emirates Equestrian and Racing Association, International Equestrian Federation, Longines, Al Shira’aa Stables, Abu Dhabi Media Company, YAS TV, Zahrat Al Khaleej, in addition to; Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Burjeel Hospital and Abu Dhabi Civil Protection Agency.
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