Jordan were among the medals on the opening day of the Arab League of Horse Jumping being held in Amman under the patronage of HRH Princess Alya Bint Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Equestrian Federation.
Seventeen countries have sent riders to compete, with places at next year’s World Cup in France up for grabs making it an extremely competitive field. And it was a good start for the hosts who took a clean sweep of the medal places in the 140cm category.
Huda Al Kaiali won gold following a faultless round of 45.93 seconds. His brother Nasouh Al Kaiali finished second, with three-time Olympian Ibrahim Bisharat in third.
There was another Jordan clean sweep in the 130cm category, with young Sara Al Armouti taking gold in a time of 72.17 seconds followed by Omar Hassoun and Hala Al Dahi in second and third respectively.
Jordan’s third gold of the day was won by Kareem Al Nabulsi in the 105cm event in a time of in 25.28 seconds.