In an impressive feat, the Saudi show jumping team secured their qualification for the highly anticipated 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Their remarkable achievement was attained by clinching the top position in the Group G qualifiers at the Doha International Show Jumping Championship.
The Saudi equestrians exhibited an exceptional performance, outshining their counterparts and earning the coveted qualification card. This victory marks their return to the Olympic Games after a hiatus of 12 years, with their previous participation being at the London Olympics in 2012.
Riders Ramzi Al-Dahami, Abdullah Al-Sharbatly, Abdul Rahman Al-Rajhi, and Khaled Al-Mabti proudly represented the Saudi show jumping team in this triumphant pursuit.
HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahd, President of the Saudi Equestrian Federation, emphasized that this qualifying achievement is a testament to the nation's sporting prowess, propelled by divine grace and the unwavering support of visionary leadership.
Acknowledging the pivotal role of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC), Prince Abdullah commended their exceptional support in preparing the Saudi team for the rigorous world of show jumping. He expressed gratitude for the early qualification for the Paris Olympics, noting the forthcoming opportunities, including the next Nations Cup.
Prince Abdullah highlighted the upcoming program designed to enhance the riders' preparation for the impending challenge. This strategic plan encompasses official benefits aimed at optimizing the equestrians' prowess before they partake in the Paris Olympics.
The Saudi show jumping team boasts a commendable track record in the Olympic Games. Notably, they secured the bronze medal for teams at the London 2012 Olympics, and Khaled Al-Eid clinched the bronze medal in Sydney 2000, further exemplifying their prowess on the global equestrian stage.