The Saudi cavalry, Amal bint Faisal, expressed her great happiness after obtaining on Saturday a Khayal license from the “Horse Racing Club”, as the first Saudi woman to obtain this license, which entitles her to participate in the horse races held by the club.
In her exclusive interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, she said that her ambition will not stop at obtaining this license, noting that she aspires to be an honorable image of women’s sports for Saudi women in international participations and forums, and to win first places in international horse races.
The horse Amal, who holds a bachelor’s degree in renewable energy engineering, added that this achievement is one of the tops of her ambitions, and was achieved with the support and care of the head of the Equestrian Authority Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, adding that she acquired the skill of horse riding since the age of 6 years, and with the support of her family until she became This sport has love and passion and developed with it from endurance races to sprint races and the stage of professional horse racing.
Amal confirmed that she is ready at the earliest opportunity to participate in the Saudi Horse Club races, after the current training program, with her coach responsible for the preparation program.
She expressed her great optimism about the future of women’s sport in Saudi Arabia, noting the “empowerment and support enjoyed by Saudi women in various fields, and harnessing all possibilities to serve women and their participation in sports fields in particular,” considering that this is in addition to “the achievements made by Saudi women under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Highness the Crown Prince, including women driving the car and occupying senior and leadership positions in government facilities and sectors.
For its part, the Saudi Horse Racing Club congratulated Amal bint Faisal on the occasion of obtaining a Khayal license, wishing her success in the upcoming horse races.
Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al-Faisal, head of the Equestrian Authority, expressed the authority’s celebration of the horse, Amal bint Faisal, as the first Saudi horse to obtain a horse’s license, pointing out that this comes as a step to further empowering women in the field of equestrianism, and to promote the development of the system within the framework of the Saudi leadership’s efforts to achieve Vision 2030 and women’s participation in various fields.