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The Riders

Khaled Al Eid (KSA)
Al Duhami Ramzy (KSA)
Abdulah Al Sharbatly (KSA)
Kamal Bahamdan (KSA)
HH Prince Faisal Al Shalan

The Horses

Melodie
Seldana di Campalto
Cezanne
Jalla De Gaverie
Presley Boy
Bayard
Delphi
Skara Glens Davos
Secret
Talan
Al Capone
Sultan V

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Ziyad Abduljawad

Ziyad Abduljawad, the inspiration behind Saudi Equestrian and its Managing Director, is an accomplished rider and winner of numerous US and international show jumping competitions.

In the early 1980s, Abduljawad was burning rubber on the US West Coast auto-racing circuit, until injury forced him to give up this high-octane sport. With the drive and determination that are his hallmarks, he turned his focus exclusively on his other passion – horses – and within six years had reached the pinnacle of equestrian success as Team Captain of the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Team, with responsibility for the team’s operational duties. The characteristics required for both these sports, and for business, are the same, he acknowledges: “focus, concentration, commitment, tenacity, coordination, strategic thinking, teamwork and safety” – all strengths he possesses in abundance.

Together with Khaled Al Eid, in America on a riding scholarship at the time, he began training with Bernie Traurig, a top American trainer. Ramzy Al Duhami and Kamal Bahamdan were shortly after recruited to the embryo Saudi team, and within a couple of years began to make their mark on the international show jumping circuit. With the backing of the enthusiastic and visionary Prince Faisal bin Abdallah bin Mohammed al-Saud (now Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Education), the Saudi Equestrian Federation was formed, the 2000 Sydney Olympics their goal. Khaled Al Eid’s individual show jumping bronze medal there was all the evidence they needed to know that their dreams of international recognition and Olympic gold could be achieved.

The recent success of Abdullah Sharbatly in snatching the silver medal at the World Equestrian Games Rolex Top Four in Kentucky in 2010 from the grasp of his more-experienced rivals gave the rest of the world a wake-up call to the talent and determination of the Saudis. As Abduljawad says, “This is a new era for equestrian sport in our country.”

Abduljawad has applied the same passion to his business career, forming PLC, one of the most successful real estate development companies in southern California. His philosophy of integrity, quality, and value for investors and customers alike has seen PLC flourish and earn a solid reputation for customer satisfaction. Its success led to the formation of PLC Arabia. Based in Jeddah, PLC Arabia continues to focus on quality homebuilding, apartment construction and mixed-use developments by incorporating its world-class experience with Ziyad Abduljawad’s local knowledge and understanding.

Abduljawad’s sits on the Board of Directors of the Saudi Diesel Company as well as Dar Aletiman. He is also the founder and Director of the SA Enlightenment Foundation, an educational foundation supporting the studies of Saudi and Muslim student in the United States while also enabling US students to participate in internships in Arab and Muslim countries.

Constantly on the move around the world, Abduljawad’s experience, expertise and enthusiasm enable him to cope with the task of managing the Saudi Equestrian schedule, buying horses, attending shows, developing his business enterprises and still managing to devote time to his wife and five children and their homes in Jeddah and Bahrain. And he does it all with a zest and enjoyment that rub off on everyone he works with.

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World Cup™ Arab League Standings

 

Pos

Name

Pts

Nat.

1

OUADDAR, Abdelkebir

102 MAR

2

AL ATTIYAH, Hamad Ali Mohammed

101 QAT

3

AL SHARBATLY, Abdullah

97 KSA

4

MOHAMMED, Bassem Hassan

87  QAT

5

EL DAHAN, Sameh

86 EGY