The Jordanian Ibrahim Hani Bisharat finished the World Cup in Rabat, surprising the Swiss Alain Jufer and the Belgian rider Jerome Guery. (Photo © R&B Presse)
The Jordanian Ibrahim Hani Bisharat was the best of the €62,000 Grand Prix SAR la Princesse Lalla Amina – World Cup, being the only one with two perfect rounds.
The closing class of the CSI3*-W Rabat belonging to the Morocco Royal Tour had a total of 49 pairs in search of victory, but only the Jordan rider Ibrahim Hani Bisharat would complete his Two Rounds in a perfect way.
Introducing himself with the 9-year-old stallion Chactino (Chacco-Blue x Cento), Ibrahim Hani Bisharat recorded a time of 48.15 seconds to take 80 World Ranking Points and an important victory in the classification for the World Cup Final.
For the second place one of the great protagonists in the last two weeks of the Tour was Alain Jufer from Switzerland, who had little to sweep with the today’s two classes, after he won the previous FEI event and now with the 13-uear-old gelding Casall (Casall x Cantus), marked a better time in 45.12 seconds, but they knocked down a fence in second round ending in 4 fouls. Misfortune ran the Belgian rider Jerome Guery with the 8-year-old stallion Jupiter VG (Pommeau du Heup x Heartbreaker), taking third place in 46.25 seconds.
The top five finishers of the Grand Prix were Nadja Peter Steiner in fourth place with the 11-year-old mare Saura de Fondcombe (Balou du Rouet x Paladin des Ifs) and fifth place for Abdullah Alsharbatly from Saudi Arabia, collecting the latter’s 4 fouls in the first round with Citizen Toscam de Sainte Hermelle.
In short the court designed by Italian Uliano Vezzani had 49 pairs that started, a total of 13 riders who completed the Two Rounds and 7 of those who started the regular round retired.