On June 12, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with the Head of the Equestrian Sports Federation of the Republic of Abkhazia Aslan Kamlia and his Deputy Adgur Pachalia.
Aslan Kamlia handed to the Head of State the main prize of the XV horse racing event for the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation. For the second time, a racehorse named Konard Lord which was representing the Republic of Abkhazia won the tournament.
Aslan Kamlia stressed that victory at such a prestigious tournament by the same racehorse for two years in a row is a unique achievement. He also said that the second prize in the race was won by a racehorse named Fast Kerl which belongs to a horse-owner Akhra Ashuba.
The Head of State remarked that the news about the victory was received with great joy in Abkhazia.
“We are very happy about the first two prizes that have been won at this tournament. The second prize which was won by an Abkhazian racehorse of our horse-owner is also a high result. It is necessary to continue working to ensure that there will be more achievements like this. I am confident that it will happen. It is especially joyful that the participation of our sportsmen gives the tournament the status of an international competition, where the flag of the Republic of Abkhazia flutters proudly”, - said the President.
Head of the Administration of the President Beslan Bartsits congratulated everyone who made efforts to ensure that this victory became possible, first of all, the leadership of the Equestrian Sports Federation of the Republic of Abkhazia.
“The work of horse breeders became very significant in Abkhazia. The confirmation of this is the second victory at such a prestigious tournament as the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation. Abkhazian horses consistently win first prizes. This and last year, the main prize of the tournament went to the Republic of Abkhazia. It is the first time that a team from Abkhazia twice becomes the winner of the main prize of the tournament. This has not happened in fifteen years of the history of this Prize. No doubt, it is a great achievement of our horse breeders and their co-workers with which they actively work. These are the Moscow, Rostov and Krasnodar racecourses. The participation of Abkhazian sportsmen gives these events the status of international tournaments. The fluttering flag of our country and the prizes won by the representatives of our team is another opportunity to say something about Abkhazia”, - said Beslan Bartsits.