The flying Frenchman Kevin Staut made a strong start to the competition with a fast clear to take an early lead. Riding Elky van het Indihof Hdc, the mare answered every question and tight turn from her rider his time of 63.24 seconds proved too quick to beat.
An imposing track with obstacles set at 1m 45 challenged riders in the second CSI 3* class of the day. A number of wide oxers and technical combinations around the course caused faults and there were just three clears.
43 riders came to make their mark in the 1m30 speed class on the second day of jumping at CHI AL SHAQAB. It proved challenging for many combinations with just 11 clears and a number of retirements and eliminations.