• Abdullah Al Sharbatly
  • Competing for: Saudi Arabia
  • From: London
  • Age: 38

Abdullah began riding aged seven at Hickstead in the UK because his parents encouraged and supported him. In his early years, he trained with Peter Charles, the Anglo-Irish show jumper and 2012 Olympic Gold medallist. He made his international debut for Saudi Arabia at Hickstead in 1998.

The most influential person in Abdullah's career has been ex-coach Stanny van Paesschen. His proudest moment so far is winning a Silver medal at the 2010 World Championships.

Abdullah's philosophy is, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. What goes around comes around. Never give up." His ambition is to win a World Championship Gold medal. 

Fast Facts

Competed in the 2006 World Championship


Competed in 5 FEI World Cup Finals: 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2014

2006 Asian Games Team Gold medallist with Hugo Gesmeray

2007 Pan Arab Games Team Gold medallist with No Time

2010 World Championship Individual Silver medallist with Seldana di Campalto

2010 Asian Games Team Gold medallist with Melodie Ardente

2012 London Olympic Team Bronze medallist with Sultan

2014 Asian Games Champion with Callahan

2014 Asian Games Team Silver medallist with Callahan

2016 LGCT Grand Prix of Shanghai Gold Medallist with Tobalio