Doha, 11 October 2020 - Mohammed Saeed Haidan capped himself with twin titles to stamp his class in the opening round of the 12-leg annual equestrian series Qatar Equestrian Tour - Longines Hathab 2020-21 Supported By The Social & Sport Contribution Fund which concluded at the Qatar Equestrian Federation’s indoor arena on Saturday.
Haidan, a seasoned campaigner, who had won the Medium Tour title on his trusted mount Miss Chili on Friday, returned in style in the Big Tour today only to excel this time on grey gelding Carport – another favourite horse of his.
Haidan rode with aplomb and was faultless in the Table A, Special Two phases, Art. 274.2.5 | 130/145cm class clocking 28.14secs and 42.98secs respectively in the two phases for a top podium finish winning QR 12,375 besides the best prize and valuable points.
The best seven of the twelve round results are taken into account in deciding the overall champions.
Hamad Al Attiyah on Aslan 69 finished a distant second with times of 26.37secs and 34.58secs besides a total of four faults, while Nasser Al Ghazali (riding Quel Homme) was third in 27.59 and 34.78secs respectively.
The Open Class was won by Saeed Nasser Al Qadi who impressed on his mount Best Of Des Forets in the Table A, One round against the clock, Art. 238.2.1 | 115/125cm competition. He needed 53.85secs to complete the fastest and cleanest routine.
Khalid Mohammed al-Emadi on Bleu Boy was second clocking 54.52secs, while Cyrine Cherif on Brennus Villelongue Herif ended up third on the podium clocking 54.61secs.
Earlier in the day, Hamad Adel Al Saegh and Eqab Mohammed Al Rashid won the Future Riders’ Optimum Time 90cm and 80cm showjumping competitions.
Ali Al Rumaihi, Event Director and Organising Committee Member Longines Hathab, honoured the Big Tour winners while Badr Al Darwish, Organising Committee Member, Qatar Equestrian Tour - Longines Hathab, gave the prizes to Open Class podium finishers.
The Qatar Equestrian Tour – Longines Hathab is supported By The Social & Sport Contribution and is sponsored by Longines, ExxonMobil and Salam International.