• Abdelkebir Ouaddar
  • Competing for: Morocco
  • From: Rabat
  • Age: 58

Abdelkebir learnt to ride as a boy with the Moroccan Royal Family. "I was raised as her own son by Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco." He started riding competitively at age 14.

The King of Morocco, King Mohammed VI, owns the horses Ouaddar uses for training and competitions, and is an aid during his international travel. "King Mohammed VI puts everything at my disposal to make me feel at ease. First class tickets and everything you need. I'm really lucky, I can say that I am treated like a king too."

In 2013, he became the first Moroccan to qualify for the World Championships, and was the first Moroccan to compete at when the event took place in Normandy in 2014.

Abdelkebir's abmition is to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Fast Facts

Competed in the 1997 Mediterranean Games, finishing 4th in the Team event

Competed in the 2009 Mediterranean Games

Competed in the 2011 Pan Arab Games

Competed in the 2014 World Championships 

Competed in the 2014 FEI World Cup Final

2015 LGCT Chantilly Grand Prix Silver medallist with Quickly de Kreisker