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Jordan to host Al-Faris International Championship III Friday

Amman, April 16(Petra)-- Jordan will host Al-Faris International Horseback Archery Championship III on Friday and Saturday, with the participation of 48 contestants from 25 countries.
 
Al-Faris III is held under royal patronage, with participants from Jordan, Australia, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.
 
Jordan hosted and organized the first two rounds of Al-Faris Championships in 2011 and 2012.
 
According to Al-Faris Championship’s organising committee, whose Honorary Chairman is His Royal Highness Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein, the Chief Royal Councillor, the international competition is aimed at preserving and reviving the intangible cultural heritage of horseback archery, which has deep roots in Arabic, Islamic, Turkish, Asian, and European cultures.
 
The championship, which will be held this year at Al-Rayah Parade Grounds in the Royal Hashemite Court, promotes interest in equestrianism and the values, arts and sports it encompasses.
 
Contestants will compete in three horseback archery styles representing different cultures. Winners of the first three ranks per style will be honored, as well as the overall top three outstanding competitors.
 
The proceeds of Al-Faris III will go to charity.
 
Petra News Agency
April 16, 2018