Rabat – Morocco’s Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan attended the King Mohammed VI Grand Prix on Sunday, September 22, and presented medals to the winners of the show jumping competition.
The 20 competitions of the Grand Prix began Friday, September 20, and took place at the Temara Royal Cavalry School, according to state-owned news agency Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). The equestrian competition, which includes races for cadets, juniors, seniors, and amateurs, was the third King Mohammed VI Grand Prix.
Equestrian Ghali Boukaa won the final show jumping competition for seniors on the horse Ugolino Du Clos. His time was 46.95 seconds. Boukaa also won the show last year, on the horse “Cool Running.”
Moulay El Hassan awarded Boukaa the gold medal, MAP reported, and presented medals to the four runners up: Vincent Zacharias Bourguignon, Abdelkebir Ouaddar, Hicham Er-Radi, and Colonel Zacaria Boubouh.
Before presenting the medals, the 16-year-old Moroccan royal reviewed a section of the Royal Guard.
Minister of Agriculture Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Youth and Sports Rachid Talbi Alami, and the brigadier general inspector of the cavalry greeted Moulay El Hassan at his arrival.
Earlier this month, the prince visited New York with his mother, Princess Lalla Salma, and 12-year-old sister, Princess Lalla Khadija.
Moulay El Hassan often participates in official ceremonies as part of his royal duties: Welcoming dignitaries and foreign royalty; attending his father’s principal annual speeches, and occasionally presiding over events by himself, as he did at the Grand Prix.