By Sports Reporter/Doha
The third round of the fourth season of the Longines Qatar Equestrian Tour Hathab supported by The Social & Sport Contribution Fund 2020-2021 will be held today and tomorrow at Qatar Equestrian Federation’s Indoor Arena.
The mandatory veterinary checks for the participating horses was done yesterday and the stage is now set for the showjumping action which begins 3pm today.
The two-day round will see Small and Medium Tour action on the opening day, while the Future Riders Class (For beginners and U-14), the Open Class, and the Big Tour will take place on the second and final day (Saturday).
The exciting first three rounds of the annual 12-leg top domestic equestrian series has seen the experienced Hamad Ali al-Attiyah lead the Big Tour class with a tally of 60 points thus far. Saeed Nasser al-Qadi is trails him in in second place with 52 points, while Nasser al-Ghazali occupies the third spot with the same number of points.
The Medium Tour is led by rider Mohammed Saeed Haydan (53 points), followed by Cyrine Cherif. On the third place is Rashid Towaim al-Marri.
The Longines Qatar Equestrian Tour is being held behind closed doors following the coronavirus pandemic and as per the health and safety protocols of the Ministry of Public Health.
Today: Small Tour: (One round against the clock 100/110) 3pm;
Medium Tour (INd & Teams): (One round against the clock 120/130) 5.30pm
Tomorrow: Future Riders Class (U-14): Optimum Time Max 80cm: 9pm; Future Riders Class (U-17 & Beginners: Optimum Time: Max 90cm: 9.30pm; Open Class: (One round against the clock 115/120cm): 3pm; Big Tour: (One round against the clock 130/140cm): 5.30pm.
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