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Show jumping Championship at Al Safinat Stables

This week's show jumping competitions will be hosted by a new stables Al Safinat Stables, which is situated between Sharjah and Ajman.

For the first time, the Al Safinat Stables is organising the show jumping championship which will run for three days from November 27 to November 29, 2008. The Stables have also managed to rope in several sponsors for the championship.

The three-day show will have several categories of jumping and have been divided into Big Tour, Medium Tour and Small Tour.

Only Category C riders with horses seven years or younger can participate in the Small Tour. Medium Tour and Big Tour will feature only Category A and B riders. Category C riders can enter with only one horse whereas Category A and B riders are allowed with two horses.

Grand Prix, Medium Grand Prix, Small Grand Prix will be held on Saturday, November 29. The Minister of Higher Education is sponsoring the Grand prix and will be offering Dh 27,000 in cash and a car for the winner. Gulf Ice Factory is sponsoring Medium Grand Prix with a prize money of Dh 16,000 and Zero Two which is sponsoring the Small Grand Prix will give away Dh 10,000 as cash prize. All in all, an amount of dh 110,000 will be given away as prizes during the Championship.

Thursday's events include Al Sakeb opening Stakes, Al Fursan Speed Stakes and Kingsland Speed Stakes and Friday's events will be Trust Equine Industry Prize, Ajman Stud Prize and Al Hulaifi Equestrian Club Prize.

The officials for championship include Atef Shawky (NF Representative), Khalil Ibrahim (Jury President), Ms Lisa Hareb and Hassan Mousa (judges), Ali Mhajer and Abdul Raouf (NF Stewards), Johnen Michael (Course Designer) and Dr Adib Hamid.

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