Tereng­ganu sul­tan to star in Sea Games eques­trian en­durance race

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA TERENG­GANU: Sul­tan of Tereng­ganu Sul­tan Mizan Zainal Abidin is ex­pected to star in the na­tional team at the up­com­ing Sea Games eques­trian en­durance race.

The sul­tan has been short­listed for the event along with 11 oth­ers in the team, due to be fi­nalised soon, for the 80km event at the Tereng­ganu In­ter­na­tional Eques­trian Park (TIEP) in Lem­bah Bi­dong, Setiu, on Aug 20.

There are two gold medals of­fered for the in­di­vid­ual and team en­durance races.

Sul­tan Mizan has vast ex­pe­ri­ence in the sport, hav­ing com­peted in in­ter­na­tional eques­trian en­durance events.

Eques­trian As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia vice-pres­i­dent Mo­hamad Din Mat said Sul­tan Mizan was listed in the Sea Games squad by virtue of his top four rank­ing in the world by the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion for Eques­trian Sports.

The sul­tan won third place in the Sul­tan Mizan Cup In­ter­na­tional En­durance Rid­ing Cham­pi­onship last year. Rep­re­sent­ing Royal Tereng­ganu En­durance Sta­ble, Sul­tan Mizan recorded an av­er­age speed of 16.257 kph in the race.

The oth­ers short­lised for the race are Asri Ab­dul Aziz, Mohd Su­laiman Muda, Mohd Bulkhari Rozali, Mohd T. Aseef Ab­dul Mu­talib, Mohd Fuad Hashim, Mohd Ad­hwa Aziz, Az­izatul Asma Ab­dul­lah, Mohd Yus­ran Yusuf, Muhd Faris Haikal Mohd Has­san Sa’ari, Mohd Subairi Ramly and Mohd Faris Syafiq Mohd Has­san Sa’ari.

Eques­trian sport at the Sea Games will also in­clude dres­sage (Aug 22 to 24) and showjump­ing (Aug 26 to 28) at the 3Q Eques­trian Cen­tre in Se­lan­gor.

Malaysia bagged all four gold medals in the in­di­vid­ual and team events of dres­sage and showjump­ing at the Games in Kuala Lumpur in 2001 and Ko­rat, Thai­land, in 2007.

Eques­trian As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia vice-pres­i­dent Datuk Quzier Am­bak, who is also the dres­sage and showjump­ing pro­gramme chair­man, said the as­so­ci­a­tion would be re­ly­ing on sea­soned cam­paign­ers and young­sters to end their 10-year wait for a clean sweep.

Sul­tan Mizan Zainal Abidin

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