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UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event

The UAE-hosted Global Champions Tour drew in top athletes with prize money of $384,493

UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahayan Al Nahyan of the UAE competes on his horse Vitesse Greenfield-BWP during the small tour 1.45m of the International Jumping Competition in Abu Dhabi (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
Prince Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia competes on his horse Dona Evita (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
Khaled Al Eid of Saudi Arabia clears on his horse Presley Boy to win the second place in Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi during the final leg of the Global Champions tour Competition in Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
Edwina Tops-Alexander of Australia jubilates after winning the Global Champions tour 2011 at the end of the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi on Nov 26 (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
(Above) Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain. The Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi saw two battles unfold for supremacy. The Grand Prix alone had a purse of $539,640 that the top world riders were aiming for (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
Edwina Tops-Alexander of Australia (C) celebrates as she stands between Ludger Beerbaum (L) of Germany and Alvaro de Miranda of Brazil after winning the Global Champions tour 2011 at the end of the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
Edwina Tops-Alexander did not win the Grand Prix but her ranking allowed her to win the overall Championship. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
Ludger Beerbaum of Germany Beerbaum came second and de Miranda came third in the overall ranking (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
(Above) Alvaro de Miranda clears a jump on his horse Ad Ashleigh Brossel Dan to win the third place (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
(Above) German Daniel Deusser. Abu Dhabi hosted the last round of the Global Champions Tour, Nov24-26, 2011 at the magnificent Al Forsan International Sports Resort (AFP/Getty Images)
UAE, Saudi riders star at Abu Dhabi showjumping event
(Above) Athina Onassis De Miranda of Greece. The Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi is proving to be a big drawcard for the leading professional riders with the Grand Prix alone presenting €285,000 ($384,493) total prize money (AFP/Getty Images)