Other Version: عربي
Home | Board of Directors | Media | Veterinary | News | References | Contact Us

Hache- Germany

Adnan Sultan Al Numaimi, director of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, praised the strong performance of the UAE riders in the Hydra Hache Burger Showjumping Championship which was concluded on Sunday.

The Four-day event was held under the patronage of Hydra Properties with the support of the UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Culture & Heritage Authority, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition and the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club to promote the bright image of the UAE and the potentials and qualities of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, with 53 riders in the fray.
The tournament was comprised of nine jumps for professional and amateur riders from Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Austria and Japan. The UAE riders stole the show in the first two days of the competition. UAE rider Ahmed Amin aboard Kurtysse won the Per De Werbeagentur competition and the Per De Hotel Klokinzbitz in the Silver Tour competition. In the meantime, the UAE riders achieved more glory after the lady rider Alia Humaid bin Darri finished third, Adel Khamis was fourth and Majid Sultan Al Awani fifth. Mohammed Al Kumaiti was also qualified for the World Cup under very difficult circumstances and tough competition.

Speaking to newsmen, Sultan Al Mazriuqi, secretary general of the UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation said he's pleased to see all that courageous performance from the country's lads.

"I would like to thank the UAE riders for the perfect show they have presented. I would like, above all, to thank Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of the UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation, for his great support and backing. He has always been keen to see our riders making presence at the international level and performing to our satisfaction. Taking part in such strong and prestigious competition will add a lot to the capabilities and potentials of our riders. We want them to gain more experience through such international exposure to lay down a strong foundation for the UAE national team," he said.

The Press conference which was organised after the end of the tournament was also attended by Lara Sawaya, managing director of the Tasweeq and representative of the Hydra Properties as sponsors of the event.

"It's a great pleasure for the Hydra Properties to sponsor the UAE riders and the various aspects of the equestrian activities. We will push always forward and give every support to our sportsmen and institutions," she promised.

The speakers outlined the role of Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan in promoting and supporting equine sports in the UAE and the amount of progress that has been achieved so far as a result of his backing.

Dr. Sultan Al Fahim, CEO of the Hydra Properties reiterated the commitment of Hydra Properties to enhance their partnership and continue their support to the youth activities in the UAE.

"I would like to thank Shaikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of the UAE Equestrian & Racing Federation for availing us the opportunity to give our support and encouragement to the UAE riders. We will always be with them and it's a great pleasure for us to do so. This part of our national responsibility to take care of the youngsters and provide them with all what they require to gain more experience and develop their talent. We truly appreciate the role of Shaikh Dr. Sultan who has been behind the great achievements of the UAE showjumping sport that culminated with the strong presence in the World Cup and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games," he was quoted as saying.

<< Back to News