Wrapping Up an Amazing Weekend in Abu Dhabi, with FBMA Int. Show Jumping Cup
Monday, February 22nd 2021, Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates:
Calling together some of the finest show jumping horses and riders alike, the 8th edition FBMA International Show Jumping Cup was a jewel in the crown of UAE’s sports and entertainment calendar.
The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club played host to top equestrian local and international talent as 131 competitors from 26 different countries faced off across three-days of competition.
The annual cup lasted from Thursday, 18 February until Saturday, 20 and featured female nationals and novice show jumping talent among the 12 different categories that spread over three days.
The 8th FBMA International Show Jumping Cup distributed more than 500,000AED splitting them into the following:
In the first day a total of 70,000AED were distributed in three categories, Competition 1 (CSIYH1* - One Round Against the Clock) 30,000AED, Competition 2 (CSIJ-A – One Round Against the Clock) 20,000AED and ended with the NATIONAL – Two Phase category of 20,000AED
The second day a total of 150,000AED were handed out to the winners of 5 categories being: Competition 3 (CSICh-A – One Round Against the Clock) 10,000AED, Competition 4 (CSIU25-A – One Round Against the Clock) 20,000AED, NATIONAL – One Round Against the Clock 30,000AED, Competition 5 (CSIL2* - One Round Against the Clock)30,000AED and finally Competition 6 (CSIL2* - Special Two Phase) with a total of 60,000AED.
The final day of the cup ended with a total of 305,000AED that were divided into six different categories: Competition 7 (CSICh-A – One Round with Jump Off)20,000AED, Competition 8 (CSIJ-A One Round with Jump Off)30,000AED, Competition 9 (CSIYH1* One Round with Jump Off) 50,000AED, Competition 10 (CSIU25-A – One Round with Jump Off) 30,000AED, Competition 11 (CSIL2* - One Round with Jump Off) 50,000AED finally the category with the highest cash prize, Competition 12 (CSIL2* - One Round with Jump Off GRAND PRIX) 125,000AED
The cup was held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the Nation, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and under the guidance of HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy and the President of the Abu Dhabi and the Al Ain Ladies Clubs.
The first-place winners announced on the first day were Emirati national Eisa Omran Al Owais for the CSI Junior’s class (CSIJ-A), Chadi Ghraib from Syria for the CSI young horses (CSIYH1*) and Victoria Jade Laing representing Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club for the (NATIONALS)
The first-place winners announced on the second day of the cup were Mabkhout Owaida AlKirbi from UAE for the CSI Children’s class (CSICH-A); Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi from the UAE for the (CSIU25-A), Maryam Ahmed Abdulmalik from Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club for the (NATIONALS), Tina Lund from Denmark for the (CSIL2*) and Amelia Moscicka from Poland for the (CSIL2*)
The first-place winners announced on the third and final day of the cup were Layth Ghurayeb from Syrian for the (CSICh-A); Abdullah Hamad Ali Alkirbi from UAE for the (CSIJ-A); Chadi Gharib from Syria for the (CSIYH1*); Moufi Owaida Al Karbi from UAE for the (CSIU25-A); Aya Hamcho from Syria for the (CSIL2*); Anita Annika Sande from Denmark for the (CSIL2*) Grand Prix by Longines.
Commenting on her win, Anita Annika Sande from Denmark, winner of the (CSIL2*) Grand Prix, said: “ I compete in all 8 editions of the FBMA Hose Jumping Cup and this is the 3rd time I get first place. It’s a special show to my heart, and even more special that it was organized in these special circumstances. A big thank you for the organizing committee to have put in the extra effort to make it happen.”
The annual cup achieved its underlying goals in encouraging youth and Emirati nationals to take part in sports, equestrian sports in particular, the sport of our ancestors and the legacy they left for us.
The eighth FBMA International Show Jumping Cup relishes great support from the strategic partners; Abu Dhabi Sports Council, UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, International Federation for Equestrian Sports, Longines, Al Shira’aa Stables, Abu Dhabi Media Company, YAS TV, Zahrat Al Khaleej, in addition to; Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Burjeel Hospital and Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Authority.