Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates – January 21, 2022 – It was a fantastic day for Shane Breen (IRL) and Z7 Ipswich, who were supreme in the €150,000 President of the UAE Showjumping Cup Grand Prix CSIO 5*, the feature class of the on Friday at the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup.
A total of 36 combinations entered the ring at at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Equestrian Club for the 1.60m two-round challenge. Nine combinations advanced to the second round but the Irishman and the 14-year-old chestnut Belgian Warmblood gelding (Carembar de Muze x Quick Star) overcame the competition by posting a second penalty-free, this time in 36.68 seconds.
One of the most successful riders from the Middle East, Abdullah Alsharbatly (KSA) and Hunter C (H&M Cabrio van de Heffinck x Concode) rode towards a second-place finish, registering no penalties in 37.12 seconds at the end of their second-round performance.
Saudi Arabia was back on the podium again, this time being represented by Khaled Abdulrahman Almobty (KSA), who guided Grunnerger Kwiebus over all the obstacles, before crossing the final timers in 38.24 seconds.
Final Results – €150,000 President of the UAE Showjumping Cup Grand Prix CSIO 5*
1) Shane Breen (IRL) & Z7 Ipswich – 0 / 0 – 36.68
2) Abdullah Alsharbatly (KSA) & Hunter C – 0 / 0 – 37.12
3) Khaled Abdulrahman Almobty (KSA) & Grunnerger Kwiebus – 0 / 0 – 38.24
Source: Press Release
Photos: © Emirates Longines Showjumping / Nour Al Masri Photography