The Equestrian Association of Malaysia (EAM) hosted the FEI Jumping World Challenge Round 1 and 2 at the Selangor Turf Club Equestrian Centre on Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th November 2021.

The aim of FEI Jumping World Challenge is to provide an opportunity to the less experienced Jumping riders who under normal circumstances are unable to participate in international Jumping competitions and live in remote countries. They are able to compete internationally without having to leave their own country.

The competition is divided into 10 geographical zones and there are 3 different height categories.

Category A : 1.20metres -1.30 metres

Category B : 1.10metres -1.20 metres

Category C : 1.00metres-1.10 metres

The FEI World Jumping Challenge offers an Individual classification per Country, per geographical Zone and per Category. The riders of the FEI World Jumping Challenge will be competing over the same courses using the same arena size (65 x 45 m) and designed by a Course Designer appointed by the FEI to ensure a fair competition.

Photo Source : Bev Whittle

At the competition held last weekend, Norinne Ira Dewal riding Hot Spot V/H Holstenhof emerged as the winner of Category A in Round 1 and Round 2. Meanwhile, Yap Jun Zhe riding Leony who participated in Category 2 won both Rounds as well.

As for Category 3, Arysha Haya Kanda riding Intermetzo won Round 1 and Amira Syahirah Bte Mohd Zulkefli won Round 2 of the competition. Each competitor in each category had to jump 2 different courses and the winner was determined after 2 rounds.

Dato’ Mohd Nazifuddin, Secretary General of Olympic Council of Malaysia, presented the prizes to the winners. Also present at the event were Encik Syed Omar, President of EAM,  CEO of Selangor Turf Club and Vice President of EAM, Mr Michael Fong and Maj (R) Dato’ Yap Mou Soon, Honorary Secretary of EAM.

The final round of  the FEI Jumping World Challenge will be held during the Selangor Turf Club Equestrian Centre Annual Horse Show, scheduled to held from 25th – 28th November 2021 at the Selangor Turf Club.

Mr Michael Fong said that the Club is happy to collaborate with EAM in organizing the FEI Jumping World Challenge and in bringing life back to Equestrian Sports. He added that the STCEC Annual Horse Show to be held soon, presents an opportunity to the local riders to participate and compete in various discipline of equestrian competitions. The Show is open to public and he welcomes all to witness the Show.