Under the Patronage of Mr. Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club hosted its first national dressage competition for the season with a signup of over 20 entries.
The EEF affiliated dressage competition, at the Riding School at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club attracted competitors from all over UAE, being the largest dressage competition of the season so far.
The 6 competing classes, from Intro to UAE Advance 1 brought in 20 riders, some competing in several classes. The feedback from the competitors and their trainers was very positive, competitor Katie Arbourne from the AHPRC said: “There’s no better place to do it than on home ground, the competition has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and all competitors were really supportive of each other as many were competing for the first time at their level. It was fabulous to see friends from other yards like EEC, DPEC and DU Jumping move up a class for this season.”
Mohammed Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, is an avid polo player and has helped bring international-standard polo competitions to Dubai, which have elevated the city to a world-class polo destination.
“Horses have been a big part of my life for many years, playing polo is one of my biggest passions,” Mohammed Al Habtoor said, “But the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is not just about polo. It is an equestrian haven, which incorporates multiple disciplines including polo, dressage and show jumping and traditional horseback riding.”
The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club Includes 164 luxury villas surrounding four polo fields, two arenas for dressage and show jumping, and 520 state of the art stables. The exclusive equestrian development, which measures six million square foot, is conveniently located next to the Emirates Road and Al Ain Road.
Intro B: 1st place: Caroline Todler, 2nd place: Mikey Harries, 3rd place: Aljoud Binghalib, 4th place: Armani Rafiq
Junior Prelim: 1st place: Eissa Al Mulla, 2nd place: Attila Kenyo, 3rd place: Eissa Al Mulla, 4th place: Theo Scarr, 5th place: Fatima Al Mulla, 6th place: Nada Binghalib
Novice: 1st place: Isabell Jahn, 2nd place: Katie Arbourne
Elementary: 1st place: Zac Scarr, 2nd place: Nicola Claase; 3rd place: Nicola Claase (DD)
Medium: 1st place: Nadine Mostert, 2nd place: Heidi Hallat, 3rd place Katja Hruskova 4th place: Zac Scarr
Advanced: 1st place: Amanda Brewer