Thursday, March 30, 2006

Al Reef Challenge endurance ride today

By A Correspondent

30 March 2006

ABU DHABI ? The 120-km Al Reef Challenge, to be held today, is the first evening endurance ride of the season and will also end the endurance season. The ride is scheduled to start at 4.30pm.

Over 115 riders have confirmed their participation for the Al Reef Challenge endurance ride to be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. The ride, organised by the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, is being sponsored by the Al Reef Stables. The CEI 3-star, 120-km ride will be run in five stages. Pre-ride inspection will be held on the same day at the Village premises between 2.30 and 3.30pm.

Some of the riders contending in the Challenge include: Shaikh Hazza bin Sultan Al Nahyan who will be riding 10-year-old grey gelding Ramalea Captain Srarlight, Shaikh Khaled bin Sultan Al Nahyan who will be riding nine-year-old grey mare Ainhoa Hadliz, Shaikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Khalifa Al Maktoum who will be aboard 11-year-old bay mare Henham Fahrida, Shaikh Abdullah bin Faisal Al Qasimi (Coolahlee Park Charlene), Sultan Ahmed Al Baloushi ( EO Jabari), Jasim Ali Abdullah Yousif Al Hammadi (Roxborough Zepher), Abdullah Khamis Ali Saeed (Estaban), Jesus Manuel Berna (Risco Moreno), Yousef Ahmed Bloushi (Carallio), Khalid Abdul Rahim Al Hammadi ( Mindari Aenzac), Yousef Abdullah Al Hammadi (Maramanup Surnrise), Mohammed Ibrahim Al Hammadi (Kurandea), Federico Zubaiurre (Yimood), Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri (Knight MA), Ali Yousef Hussain Al Hammadi (Sandine Velencia Boy), Yousif Mohammed Hasan Al Hammadi (Caverna), Mohammed Yousuf Al Hammadi (Gato), Hassan bin Ali (Shalzara Park Shaitayn) and several others.

There is a Best Conditioned Horse competition also.

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