By Sports Reporter
Mohamed Saeed Haidan and Mohamed Jabor al-Naimi won the Medium and Small Tour competitions respectively at the fourth round of the Longines Hathab Qatar Equestrian Tour at Longines Arena Al Shaqab on Friday.
Haidan, astride grey mare Miss Chili, clinched his maiden victory in this season’s Medium Tour with an immaculate jump-off in 29.82 seconds. Faris Saad al-Qahtani took second place with another flawless jump off, but was more than a second slower (30.80) than the winner. Rashid Towaim al-Marri guided Mira V/D Roshoeve to another third spot in 31.32 secs.
Meanwhile, French rider Cyrine Cherif and her 10-year-old stallion Brennus Villelongue completed a flawless jump-off in 31.90 secs as ExxonMobil clinched the Medium Tour Team title. Rashid Towaim al-Marri (Mira V/D Roshoeve - 71.81 secs) and Saeed Nasser al-Qadi (Electra B - 73.67 secs) were the rest of the team members.
Earlier, Mohamed Jabor al-Naimi and his 18-year-old stallion Naville Z won the Small Tour 100/110cm class. Al-Naimi completed the round in 42.26 secs for his second Small Tour win this season. Yesterday’s win was also al-Naimi’s fourth podium win in as many appearances in the Small Tour in its fifth season.
Hussain Saeed Haidan came second after guiding Kannada home in 43 secs while Best Of Des Forets, with champion rider Saeed Nasser al-Qadi in the saddle, secured the remaining spot on the podium after completing the round 0.76 secs slower than Haidan.
Small Tour | Accumulator with Joker, FEI Art. 269.5 | 100/110cm, Prize Money QR20,000
1. Rider: Mohamed Jabor al-Naimi, Horse: Naville Z, Points: 65, Time: 42.26 secs, Prize Money: QR5,000
2. Hussain Saeed Haidan, Kannada, 65, 43.00, QR4,000
3. Saeed Nasser al-Qadi, Best Of Des Forets, 65, 43.76, QR3,000
Medium Tour | One round against the clock with jump off, 120/130cm, Prize Money QR30,000
1. Rider: Mohamed Saeed Haidan, Horse: Miss Chili, Time: 68.25 secs, Jump Off: 29.82 secs, Prize Money: QR7,500
2. Faris Saad al-Qahtani, Hidiene, 71.15, 30.80, QR6,000
3. Rashid Towaim al-Marri, Mira V/D Roshoeve, 71.81, 31.32, QR4,500
Comp. (2) Medium Tour: Teams
1: Team ExxonMobil: Time: 143.14 secs, Jump Off: 31.90, Prize Money: QR15,000
Cyrine Cherif (Brennus Villelongue), 71.33 secs, 31.90 secs
Rashid Towaim al-Marri (Mira V/D Roshoeve), 71.81 secs
Saeed Nasser al-Qadi (Electra B), 73.67 secs
2: Team QAF: 146.38, 31.92 (4 faults), QR9,000
Hamad Ali al-Attiyah (283 Calgary Vd Haterbeek Z), 72.56
Salman Mohamed al-Emadi (Zorro Z) 73.82, 31.92 (4 faults)
Mohamed Abdulla Juma (Lucratief),76.12 (8 faults)
3: Team Al Kass: 145.04 secs (4 faults), QR6,000
Nasser al-Ghazali (What A Pleasure), 74.81
Ghanim Nasser al-Qadi (Happy Tina) 70.23 (4 faults)
Jaber Rashid al-Amri (Canavaro De Muze E.T.), 70.10 (12 faults)
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