n their debut appearance, the UAE riders won the coveted Longines Challenge in the FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final 2017 staged at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona.
The victory will go down in history as one of their finest moments on the world stage. The UAE jumpers beat prestigious teams from Brazil, UK, Ireland and Spain.
Major General Dr. Ahmed Al Raisi, Chairman of the Emirates Equestrian Federation, congratulated the UAE team, saying the result is a milestone in the history of the UAE equestrian sports.
‘Last night’s unforgettable victory for the UAE in the Challenge Cup once again proved that the will and belief of a nation can overpower the strength of individuals as they put on a dominant display against traditional jumping heavyweights,’ states a post by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.
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