The Saudi show jumping team managed to qualify for the 2024 Paris
The Saudi show jumping team managed to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after achieving first place in the Group G qualifiers at the Doha International Show Jumping Championship.
The Saudi equestrians won the qualification card after presenting an outstanding performance among the participating teams to return to the Olympics after an absence of 12 years, as the last Saudi participation was at the London Olympics in 2012.
Rider Ramzi Al-Dahami, Abdullah Al-Sharbatly, Abdul Rahman Al-Rajhi, and Khaled Al-Mabti represented the Saudi show jumping team.
HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahd, President of the Saudi Equestrian Federation, confirmed that the achievement of this qualification comes with the grace of God and the tremendous support given by wise leadership to the nation’s sports field.
He added that the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC) provided excellent support to prepare the Saudi team for show jumping. He said: “We thank God that this contributed to early qualification for the Paris Olympics, despite another opportunity in the next Nations Cup.”
And he continued, “There will be a different program to prepare our riders in the coming period, which will include official benefits that we seek to benefit from as preparation for the equestrians before participating in the Paris Olympics.”
The Saudi show jumping team holds a good record in the Olympic Games, as they previously delivered the bronze medal for the teams at the Olympic Games in London 2012, and Khaled Al-Eid succeeded in achieving the bronze medal in Sydney 2000.