A solemn ceremony on the results of 2017 in Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan Republic (EFAR) was held on December 24, 2017. Athletes, coaches, referees and other sports figures, as well as sport clubs, who have fulfilled great achievements during the year, were awarded with honorary awards and money prizes by Elchin Guliyev, President of the Federation.
According to the results of 2017, Azerbaijan National Polo Team, the Cavalry team were awarded with honorary decree and money prize, CBC Sport TV, Sports Azerbaijan TV were honored with a decree.
On nomination athlete of the Year-Musayev Seyid Yagub,Coach of the year on the Jumping-Musayev Samad Yusif, Club of the year on the Jumping-Sarhadchi Equestrian Club, jockey of the year-Mammadov Majid Intizam, Coach of the year on the Racing-Ibrahimov Ramiz Mammad, Club of the year on the Racing-Khan-Khan Equestrian Club, horse owner of the year on the Racing-Bunyatov Rafael Rafig, The team of the year on Chovkan National Team-Sarhadchi Chovkan team were awarded with honorary awards and money prizes.
In the solemn event a documentary film about important events in the field of equestrian sport in 2017 and a video clip about the CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup 2017 were demonstrated.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Elchin Guliyev, president of the ARAF stated: “Last year, the members of Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan achieved high goals and thus, fulfilled the tasks set forth by Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Our annual program on all spheres of equestrian- on jumping, on horse racing competitions, on our National Chovkan games, on Polo and other areas has been compeleted at the highest level. At the same time, I want to note that, in the next year our successes must be at the highest level.
At the end, the cake specially prepared for the event was cut by the President of the Federation, Mr. Elchin Guliyev and winners on nominations.