The new Bahrain Dressage season got off to a great start on Saturday.
After the huge success of this event last year, horses and riders started out this season and others returned after the long summer break.
The event is being supported by Al Fateh Equestrian Equipment and Feeds, company that has a great interest in the development of all equestrian disciplines in Bahrain, and Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation, which allows the event to be held at International Endurance Village.
Bahrain Dressage is planning to run seven to 10 competitions at International Endurance Village and Twin Palms Riding School in Saar. There will also be regular clinics to support rider throughout the season and help with the development of the sport.
All events will be published on their website www.bahraindressage.com or on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
The event saw many regular faces taking part as well as some new riders who are new to the sport.
“It’s great to have the Dressage going ahead again this season and it’s good to see that it has the support from both riders and local businesses to continue the growth in Bahrain,” said head judge Oliver Walter.
The next competition will be held on November 17.
Intro (Junior): 1. Charlotte Watts riding Wajba; 2. Paula Madrid riding Wajba.
Intro (Senior): 1. Bethany Lewis riding Uh Oh Orero; 2. Sayad Ali riding Tuchi.
Prelim (Junior): 1. Siddiq Al Mahmood riding Be Original; 2. Pippa Fourie riding Golden Rule; 3. Charlotte Watts riding Wajba.
Prelim (Senior): 1. Jerri Taylor riding Cortez; 2. Jane Riley riding Bassri.
Novice: 1. Ali Nommdar riding Great hawk; 2. Jerri Taylor riding Cortez; 3. Mohammad riding Algri.
Elementary: 1. Reza riding Pickes; 2. Reza riding Algri; 3. Megan Black riding Javon.