Wednesday, March 03, 2021

F3 Stables King of Dubai Crown Prince Festival

Endurance Dubai photo - Full Article
3rd March 2021

Dubai International Endurance Village, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. From Wednesday 24 February until Saturday 27 February 2021.

This was the thirteenth edition of the Dubai Crown Prince Festival and it was clear to see that the number of entries was down compared to previous years, but the intensity and battles for victory were perhaps even better than usual.

The long weekend was a pure display of supremacy by F3 Stables, owned by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the force behind this festival. The stables entered three of the four races and won all three of them.

But also worth mentioning is the feat of Laetitia Glorian – FRA, who managed to start and end all four races of the festival with very respectable finishes. In the ladies race she came in 15th place with Django Des Graves – ABH Endurance Stables; in the Private Stables race 40th place with Darley Des Aubepines – Bin Daeen Private Stables; in the Al Yamamah race in 21st position with Torchwood Jazz Paws – Al Aasfa 3 Endurance Stables; and in the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup in 13th position with Eus Royal Viper – ABH Endurance Stables...

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Endurance GB to open competitive ride entries for 2021 - Full Article

25 February 2021

Endurance GB to open competitive ride entries for 2021 season on 1 March after Government gives greenlight to resume outdoor sport in England

Demand expected to be high with first competitive rides of season expected to be on Sunday 11 April with Bibury Salt Way in the Cotswolds and at Tilford in Surrey.

Covid safety measures will be in place at all events – health pre- screening and full audit trail in place for all attendees.

Entry limits will be in place but will vary from ride to ride, depending on the social distancing capacity of the venues and routes and any additional government/landowner restrictions in place.

2021 Golden Horseshoe Ride scheduled for 22-23 May will not take place.

Endurance GB is expecting a huge demand when entries for the first rides of the 2021 season open on Monday 1 March, ready to kick off the competitive season a month later than normal on 11 April. A packed season of pleasure rides is also planned.

Covid safety measures will be in place at all events including health pre-screening and a full audit trail in place for all attendees. Due to restrictions on overnight stays, attendees will not be able to stay overnight at events until 17 May at the earliest, at which point it is hoped that camping and corralling will be allowed again...

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Great Britain: Golden Horseshoe Ride Off for 2021

25 February 2021

It is with great regret that, as the current organisers of the Golden Horseshoe Ride, we have made the decision that we will be unable to organise the event in 2021. The ride was due to be run over the weekend of the 22/23rd May. However, the Government’s recent announcement of the “Road Map” to lift current restrictions on the hospitality industry will only allow our family business, The Dartmoor Inn at Lydford, to reopen on the 17th May at the earliest. With all 4 family members heavily involved in the starting up and running of the pub, after being closed since the 30th December, this timing is very unfortunate and we need to concentrate on the business and its recovery as a priority.

The good news is that we have agreed that we will run GHS in its full format for one last time in 2022, and hope that a new organiser can be found for 2023.

Andrew, Jo, and Abby Chisholm and Tess Barker Jones

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Top riders to battle for honours at Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup - Full Article

February 23 2021

The 120km Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline, will be the final ride in a week-long Endurance Festival named for Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of the Executive Council.

Hosted by the Dubai Equestrian Club, the festival will be held from Feb.24-27, 2021, and comprises a total of four rides, catering to a wide range of riders and horses—including female riders and mares—adding variety to this celebration of endurance riding. The festival is sponsored by Pillar Partner Emirates Airline, and held at Dubai International Endurance City, a purpose-built, state-of-the-art endurance facility...

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Blue Wolf Totem Expedition in Mongolia August 7-17, 2022


August 7-17, 2022

Experience Mongolia like no one has since the time of Chinggis Khan!

Swept up with the magic of The Blue Wolf Totem Expedition…but don't have three months to escape to the wilds of Mongolia?

​Join international endurance rider, Heidi Telstad, the first and only Canadian winner of the 2016 Mongol Derby and 2022 Blue Wolf Totem Expeditionist for 11 days of soul fulfilling experiences while riding Mongolian horses and participating in the highlights of her recently completed 84 day, 3,600 km Blue Wolf Totem Expedition. ​

Heidi has designed an adventure that will satisfy every horseback riding dream you've ever had about exploring Mongolia. Riding out of the custom ger camp, you will have a chance to experience the true highlights of Mongolian history and culture in comfort and style.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Bahamas: Pagliaro And ‘Beau’ Get Set For The Endurance Worlds - Full Article

February 19 2021

THE FEI Endurance Young Rider World Championships are rapidly approaching. As the first ever to represent The Bahamas at this event, Reine Pagliaro and her mount Beautiful Knightmare (known as Beau) are training, refining, and doing all the research necessary to represent The Bahamas to the best of their ability.

The competition is scheduled for September 6-10 in Ermelo, The Netherlands.

To put it simply, Endurance is a cross-country marathon on horseback. An FEI 2* event, the Young Rider World Championships distance is 75 miles (120 km).

The qualification process has been gruelling: first Pagliaro and Beau had to complete a certain number of qualifying races before moving up to the International, or FEI, level.

After achieving FEI status, the pair then had to finish two 120km races which was accomplished in March 2020. Reine rides with the Stiyu Endurance Team at Muscogee Farms in Eatonton, Georgia. The Stiyu research team has been scouting competition venues with weather and footing similar to that of The Netherlands. Luckily, the weather in middle Georgia where the pair train is almost identical to the weather in Ermelo...

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Bahrain: Al Nuaimi steals the show at endurance race - Full Article

20 February 2021

Al Raud team rider Ahmed Saleh Al Nuaimi dazzled in the King’s Endurance Festival Cup, winning the 120km race for youth and U-16 contenders.

Al Nuaimi clocked four hours, 19 minutes and 4 seconds, followed by Zaim’s Sultan Abdulaziz Al Rumaihi (4:46:49) and Al Fursan’s Hamad Helal Al Taheri (4:50:53).

His Majesty King Hamad’s representative for humanitarian work and youth affairs, Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (Breef) honorary chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa followed up the race.

The stage is set for 160km race for the King’s Cup, which will be held today...

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F3 Stables King of Dubai Crown Prince Festival

Endurance Dubai photo - Full Article 3rd March 2021 Dubai International Endurance Village...