Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates – Thursday, February 27, 2020 – Mouda Zeyada (EGY) and Morocco were victorious in the €165,000 President of UAE Showjumping Cup CSIO 5* today at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club in the United Arab Emirates.
The Egyptian and the 12-year-old chestnut stallion (For Edition x Wanderer) claimed top honors in the 1.60m two-round challenge that featured 36 entries, with only the top 12 advancing to the second round. A fair but very challenging course took a toll on the contestants with all combinations having at least one pole down in either of the two rounds. In the end, Zeyada was the able to keep his score of four penalty-points that he had carried from the first round, posting a flawless second-round performance in 50.48 seconds for the victory.
Kristaps Neretnieks (AUT) & Moon Ray
Kristaps Neretnieks (AUT) and Moon Ray (Cornet Obolensky x Contender) also had a combined of four penalty-points, earning silver honors in 50.85 seconds.
Maysam Bisharat (JOR) and Un Dollar de Blondel (Tlaloc M x Landabel) was the only other combination that had only one pole down after the two rounds, having accrued an addition time-penalty to their score as well, rounding out the top three with a combined score of five penalty-points and a final time of 54.58 seconds.
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