The Palestinian riding team took the top honours in the Pan-Arab Equestrian Championships in Tunis on Saturday (21 June).
GV Palestinian rider Monsef riding 'Courechi' jumps clear round.
GV Moroccan rider Driss riding 'Eftan' taking jumps with horse refusing at triple bar, turns and then jumps same and continues jumping.
GV Spectators applaud.
GV Palestinian rider Montessar riding 'Raed' jumps clear round. (winner of team event) best round.
SV Members of the winning team - Palestine receiving awards, with horses receiving a plate of oats. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: The Palestinian riding team took the top honours in the Pan-Arab Equestrian Championships in Tunis on Saturday (21 June). Their horsemanship finally outclassed the Moroccan team after both countries tied on points.
SYNOPSIS: It was one of the finest displays of equestrianism, drawing together the top horsemen of the Arab world. There was an abundance of skill and nerve as the riders tried to complete the course without giving away penalty points. Here, Monsef, of the Palestinian team, took his mount 'Courechi' through for a clear round.
Moroccan rider Driss, riding 'Eftan' was less fortunate, when his horse refused at the triple bar.
Once the triple bar was behind him. Driss took the remaining fences with ease, and earned the applause of the crowd.
Then it was time for another Palestinian, Montessar, riding 'Raed' not only executed a clear round, but was later to win the team event's best round.
Altogether eleven Arab nations had entered the Championships. Each had four riders, and the team with the least penalty points at the end of the contest, was to be the winner.
That honour was to go to the Palestinian team. The had tied on penalty points with the outstanding Moroccan riders. However the trophy and prestige of victory were to go to Palestine following a thrilling jump off.
While the riders had their trophy, the horses weren't to be forgotten. They got their reward - a plate of oats.