27 January 2023
Under the Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, JUNIOR RIDERS IMPRESS ON FIRST DAY OF 10TH EDITION OF FBMA INTERNATIONAL SHOW JUMPING CUP
Mabkhout Al Karbi and Layth Ghurayeb came out on top in their categories as the 10th edition of the FBMA International Show Jumping Cup got underway in Abu Dhabi.
At Al Forsan International Sports Resort, UAE’s Mabkhout Owaida Al Karbi won the CSICH-A category– One Round Against the Clock on Zandocan C, and also came second – riding Gersina Van Rengen.
Layth Ghurayeb of Syria claimed victory in the CISJ-A (One Round Against The Clock 1.20) category, winning in a time of 55.65 with UAE’s Abdalla Al Kirbi and Ali Al Rahma in second and third places, respectively.
The event, organised by Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), is one of the most respected competitions on the international equestrian circuit and this year’s edition has attracted more than 300 of the best riders from around the world.
They will compete across six different categories across 20 rounds for a total prize money of AED 800,000 – the largest in the event’s history in recognition of the 10th milestone edition.
Among the 34 countries are being represented include the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Great Britain, USA, India, South Africa and China. The tournament will continue until Sunday.