Competitions of third version of cup of Fatima Bint Mubarak International Academy for Show Jumping held under Patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, head of General Women’s Union, supreme head of Family Development Foundation and head of Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood “Mother of Emirates”was concluded before yesterday and under the shadow of concern and attendance of Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairwoman of board of directors of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sport Academy and head of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club.
The championship was held in barrier jumping grass yard of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club around two days and with participation of 55 female and male knights representing Emirates from total 107 male and female participants from 18 countries, including Canada, France, United Kingdom, Emirates, Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, Romaine, Syria, Iran, United States, Portugal, Jordan and Austria. The championship gathered more than 150 horses, as gold, silver and bronze cups were enthroned and awarded to winners of the first three places in each match of matches of classes of cup competitions divided into young male and female knight competition class,junior male and female knight competition class, professional female knight competition class and young horse competition class, which is divided into three classes: five year young horse competition class, six year young horse competition class and seven and eight year young horse competition class. The total cup awards of all classes was AED 475,000.
The championship had been opened in the presence of Sheikha Fatima Bin Hazaa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairwoman of board of directors of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sport Academy and held of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, Mona El Shamsi, head of Woman Committee of Equestrian Regulatory Committee in Gulf Cooperation Council and member of championship jury and an elite of ambassadors of participating states and of members of board of directors of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sport Academy, including Naema El Mansouri, Noura Khalifa El Swedi, Aml El Afifi, Dr. Mai El Jaber and Dr. Omniat El Hajri.The introductory shows started with playing the national anthem, followed by championship opening word to officially declare the launching of championship effectiveness. Furthermore, Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairwoman of board of directors of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sport Academy, and head of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club profoundly thanked Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak “Mother of Emirates” for her sponsorship of cup of Fatima Bint Mubarak International Academy for jumping barriers, alluding to that her Highness was always unprecedented in supporting all events, programs and initiatives aiming at promoting and developing woman status in all fields, especially in woman sport field.
She thanked the board of Abu Dhabi Sport Club presided by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for support provided by the board to hold this championship. Furthermore, she referred to the fruitful cooperation shed by Equestrian Federation presided by Sheikh Shakbout Bin Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, thanking Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, represented by its general manager, Adnan Al Naimi, for hosting championship competition and also thanked all the authorities sponsoring the event.
Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa said: “The academy always focuses on support of expectations of Emirati girls and support of their ambitions in sport field, until they become as a tangible fact on the ground in order to raise the name of Emirates highly in regional and international sport yards, expressing that the academy is proud of participation of Emirati female knights in this international competition, besides an elite of world female knights and their abilities to achieve progressed places and raise the flag of Emirates highly in international sport fields.
She referred to that Academy’s organization of such international championship aims at developing woman sport sector through giving opportunities and chances of Emirati sportswomen to directly compete with an elite of world female champions for acquiring the experiences necessary for representing the country in international sport forums within national teams and fulfilling achievements and gains to Emirati sport.
Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa praised the bright success achieved by cup of Fatima Bint Mubarak for Jumping Barriers for the third year consecutively and the great participation of elite of world female and male knights, demonstrating that competitions of this year expanded to include younger ages of male and female knights. This reflects care of the academy about developing capability level of Emirati male and female knights by incorporating them in international competitions in juvenile age, for the purpose of helping them to promote and develop to professionalism on a world level. In addition, she praised the big size of public interaction with effectiveness of cup this year, referring to that the academy is willing to continue to support Emirati male and female knights and provide them with all forms of assistance to in all equestrian sports in order to develop and keep the gains achieved within the last period. This will be reflected on Academy future plans and programs.
El Swedi embraces and presides the title of young horse class on the back of Lafita:
The Norwegian participant, Aneta Anika Sandy won on the back of horse “Four Cash” the title of greater award forerunner “Brand Beri” designated to jumping of barriers with height of 145 cm, of which the value of awards reached AED 150,000, after being enabled by completing the pathway of first halftime without committing any mistakes within 80.93 seconds and second halftime within 37.35 seconds winning Academy gold cup. Furthermore, the Danish participant Tina Lond occupied the second place on the back of horse “Con Kara” winning silver cup and won the bronze cup on the back of horse “Charisma Bee”. Furthermore, the British participant, Alexandra Beneta Capseles, won the title of smaller match designated to jumping of barriers with height of 110 cm on the back of horse Éclair within 57.90 seconds without committing any mistakes and her fellow AbjeelThornboro occupied the second place within 61.00 seconds without committing any mistakes. Moreover, the Danish Neel Zoom Fordy occupied the third place. In competitions of the middle match designated to jumping of barriers with height of 115 cm, the Irish MironHuges succeeded on the back of horse Heritage Fortona in winning the first place and gold cup. To add, the Emirati female knight, Nadia Abdul Aziz Trim occupied the second place after gaining 75 points and completing the match within 57.43 seconds. The British SmanthaKitel occupied the third place by scoring 75 points within 51.08 seconds. In five-year young horse competitions designated to height of 110 cm, the Emirati male knight, Salem Ahmed El Swedi, occupied the first place on the back of horse Lafita. In six-year young horse competitions designated to height of 120 cm, The Portuguese male knight Joa Maria Marcoylas won on the back of horse Don Junior. Seven and eight-year young horse competitions were dyed by colors of Emirates flag. In addition, the Emirati male knight Nasser Khamis Ali Said won the title of class on the back of horse Master Fabulous to win class gold cup. In junior male knight competitions including 12 male knights from Emirates from total 17 male knights, which is concerned with jumping barriers with height of 125 cm, the Emirati male knight Hamad Sultan El Yehiai occupied the first place on horse Bon Jofi by completing the first month within 63.85 seconds and the second match within 29.14 seconds without committing any mistakes and won the gold cup.
Successful conclusion of “Equestrian Workshop of Abu Dhabi Federation”
Equestrian sport workshop organized by woman committee in Gulf Union Media Sports was concluded by cooperating with Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sport during the period 23-27 of this February.
The fellow Diaa El Din Ali, head of Gulf Sport Department, evaluated the media reports submitted by female students of Faculty of Mass Media, Zayed University, covering the championship of cup of the third version of Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy for Jumping Barriers. In addition, the students got the chance of practical application during the two days of the championship concluded before yesterday.
The workshop provided the students with the principal forms and models in journalism, along with explaining all sportive molds. The female students admired their first experience in sport media and the step was valued by woman committee showing them sport media and equestrian sport. The winner of second place, Amena Obid, one of the participants in the workshop, declared that she is delighted with this experience outside university fences, saying: “we had been previously expected that sport media is a thing dominated by youth and centralized only in football, but after holding the workshop, I loved the field work more and I wish such tournaments to be held on a continuous basis.
From our side, the female student, Maisa Mohamed El Jabri, expressed her enthusiasm of the idea of workshop having heard it from college professors. In addition, she participated to know the late news about sport media and how to write and cover events related to equestrian.
El Jabri went on saying: “Field work attracted me and approach to Emirati female knights encouraged me to drink from equestrian sea, and it urges me to know and document and to cover the event and hold interviews with female participants, and this is a new experience for me, and if I found ideas for upcoming workshops, I would be the first participant.”
In presence of Fatima Bint Hazaa.
Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy is celebrating participants
Under sponsorship of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, head of General Women’s Union, supreme head of Family Development Foundation and head of Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood “ Mother of Emirates” and in presence of Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairwoman of board of directors of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sport Academy and head of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, the academy prepared dinner party to female participants in the championship of cup of Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy for Jumping Barriers 2016 in The St. Regis Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.
Sheikha Fatima BintHazaasaid in a word at this occasion: This party contributes to creation and development of motivations, tendencies and self-confidence of female knights, so that they could avoid confusion and deep physical stress of female competitors and could achieve effective competition and desired results.
She added: Emirati woman managed to reach a distinctive position in the world of horse races and championships of jumping barriers locally, regionally and internationally, fulfilling great successes, alluding to care of Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy for working seriously to overcome obstacles facing Emirati female knights to manage to meet their expectations.
Effectiveness of the, which the female knights, Academy female members, an elite of Emirati socialites and a number of the fellow ambassadors and officials attended, included a luxurious show of fast drawing and a competition including encouraging and motivating awards, together with other shows demonstrating the importance of equestrian sport and the role given by the academy to spread and strengthen equestrian sport in circles of society. At the end of the party, all the attendants thanked and appreciated Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak “Mother of Emirates” for valuing her efforts in supporting the journey of Emirati woman and developing her abilities in all different fields.
Furthermore, Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, head of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club, was thanked for her continuous concern and support to push Emirati girl ahead for achieving local and global triumphs and achievements.
Raysa Al Katbi: Aesthetic background honoring Emirati Woman.
Raysa Humiad Al Ketbi profoundly thanked Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak “Mother of Emirates” and Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazaa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, for their fingerprints and distinctive role in strengthening successes achieved by Emirati girl in championships of horses and jumping barriers and their care for charisma of Emirati girl in all regional and international forums to achieve the best results. She said:“we are proud of success achieved to the third version of cup of Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy for jumping barriers, achieving the greatest results from all sides locally and internationally for the name of Emirates in world of sport.” She added: “ we all followed the progress of the championship proudly for achievements, charisma and experiences fulfilled by Emirati girl, referring to her position by raising country flag highly in this international forum, forming an aesthetic background honoring Emirati woman.