Garlic VH Kapelhof sparkles as Al Duhami grabs victory

 23 Feb 2017 - 22:55

Garlic VH Kapelhof sparkles as Al Duhami grabs victory
Ramzy Hamad Al Duhami guides Garlic VH Kapelhof over an obstacle during the CSI5* 150cm event of the H H The Emir’s Sword International Showjumping Championship at Qatar Equestrian Federation’s outdoor arena yesterday. Picture: Lotfi Garsi

The Peninsula

Ramzy Hamad Al Duhami yesterday celebrated a timely win as Garlic VH Kapelhof produced a flawless routine as Saudi Arabians swept away podium honours on the opening day of the H H The Emir’s Sword International Showjumping Championship.
At the Qatar Equestrian Federation’s (QEF) outdoor arena yesterday, Al Duhami, with Garlic van het Kapelhof under the saddle, cleared the hurdles in 62.80 seconds to win the CSI5* 150cm event. The 45-year-old 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, took home €15,450 in prize money for his victory.
Saudi's other riders Abdulrahman Alrajhi and Abdullah Alsharbatly took the second and third place respectively.
Earlier, Alsharbatly had finished second in the CSI5* 145 cm class. Colombian Andres Penalosa had emerged victorious with his 10-year-old stallion Tenor De Rouhet. The pair's winning time was 25.19 seconds, which fetched Penalosa €6,150 for his efforts.
In the CSI2*, Kuwait rider Rakan Al Hasawi, riding under the FEI, emerged triumphant in both the events.
Alsharbatly timed 25.41 seconds with Woulon L..
In the One round against the clock 130 cm class, Al Hasawi and Dennis finished in 59.08 seconds for a thrilling win.