The Saudi national team wins the World Cup for Tent Pegging
And Saudi rider Hassan Asiri wins the World Champion award in the individual competitions
The Saudi national team clinched the fourth World Cup title in Tent Pegging during the 2023 championship held in South Africa, with the participation of teams from South Africa, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Pakistan, India, and Norway. After intense competition throughout the tournament, the Saudi team emerged as the champions, earning the tournament cup and the gold medal. Pakistan secured the second position, earning the silver medal, while India took the third spot and was awarded the bronze medal.
In the individual category, Hassan Asiri, representing Saudi Arabia, was hailed as the tournament’s top competitor, securing the gold medal. Irfan Mahmood from Pakistan stood at the second position, earning the silver medal. Saudi Arabian competitor Abdulwahab Asiri achieved the third position, proudly wearing the bronze medal.
The President of the International Tent Pegging Federation, Mohammed bin Isa Al-Fayruz, presented the tournament cup to the Saudi national team. This momentous occasion was attended by Haitham bin Mohammed Jawad Al-Lawati, Secretary-General of the International Tent Pegging Federation, and a delegation of officials from George City, South Africa, along with representatives from member federations of the International Tent Pegging Federation.
On the third day of the championship, fierce competition unfolded among the participating teams. Pakistan emerged victorious, securing first place and the gold medal, while the Saudi team claimed the second position and the silver medal. India displayed a commendable performance, earning third place and the bronze medal in the team rankings.
In the individual category, Tassawar Abbas from the Pakistani team shone as the first-place winner, taking home the gold medal. Hassan Asiri from the Saudi team demonstrated outstanding skills, securing second place with the silver medal. Burger Heckroodt from the South African team showcased remarkable abilities, earning third place and the bronze medal.
After meticulously tallying the points of all the teams throughout the three-day competition, the Saudi national team was crowned as the champions of the tournament. Pakistan secured the runner-up position, while India claimed the third spot.