Muscat, Brigadier-General Abdulrazak bin
Abdulqader al-Shahwarzi, Commander of the Royal Cavalry said that
the Royal Cavalry prepared fully to take part and compete in the World
Endurance Games, which will be held in Tryon town at North Carolina,
USA, next week.
The Royal Cavalry will compete in this event in the world
endurance cup after 8 of our riders and 8 of our horses were qualified
for this championship. However, we will participate by a team of 4
riders and 1 reserve, based on the rules of the FEI, the organising
body of the event.
Brigadier-General al-Shahwarzi added, We are proud of the high
position reached by the Royal Cavalry in horse and equestrian sports.
He pointed out that endurance team competed in many international
races and secured advanced positions on various races. We followed
up the last preparations to select the riders and horses by the technical
The team’s technical apparatus selected 4 riders from the list of
riders who qualified for the championship to represent the Sultanate of
Oman, namely: Mahmoud al-Foori on mare Dallilah, Hisham al-Farsi on
mare Ondia, Saleh al-Balushi on stallion Rice and Hussain al-Farsi on
stallion Rafal de Career.
The reserve is Adil al-Balushi on mare Tuscan. This selection
based on accurate supervision and results achieved in various
The endurance team reached Tryon town in North Carolina
together with the technical team and will start rehearsals as planned.
Roman Laporte, Trainer, said that the team is ready for
competition and had many experiences by taking part in international
races organised by FEI in a number of European countries. He hoped
the team would get good position in the championship.
Lieutenant Nasser bin Khalfan al-Hussaini, Officer at the
Endurance Race Department at the Royal Cavalry, said that riders are
fully motivated and their results were high. The World Equestrian
Games will witness fierce competition as all are prepared, and we
prepared our team to get advanced positions.
Source: Oman News Agency