Kuwait has lost the "godfather of equestrian," the late Mohammad Hadi Al-Otaibi, said Information Minister Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on Saturday.
"Kuwait lost a cavalier; who for the last five decades, pledged himself to serve this authentic Arabian sport. The knight has finally dismounted his stallion," Sheikh Salman, also Minister of State for Youth Affairs, told KUNA, mourning Al-Otaibi's passing.
Along with equestrian, Al-Otaibi's name was linked with camel races, as he founded the Al-Ahmadi Equestrian Club, which contributed to the sport's popularity, the minister noted.
Despite his passing away, Al-Otaibi has left a social and cultural legacy that would live up in the memory of Kuwaiti sport, he concluded. Al-Otaibi passed away at the age of 77 in Spain.