Monday, March 26, 2007

FEI press; World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders Update


FEI Press

photo: Manuela Antonaccio (URU) with Metiche

And the winner is... Manuela Antonaccio from Uruguay riding Metiche

57 Riders, from 11 Nations competed for the FEI Individual and Team Junior/Young Rider World Championship Medals at Camp de Mayo last week.

Teams from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa attended as did teams the Middle East and from across South America.

After an opening ceremony which concentrated on the link between the Horse and Argentine culture the competition began with the first inspection of the horses on the Thursday afternoon.

Friday morning, 6.30 am. Ride day. The weather was perfect – cool and with a slight breeze. The pace of the horses was steady throughout the day with the competitors showing horsemanship skills beyond their years.

A close result followed with Uruguay taking the Gold Medal in both the individual and team placings.

Uruguay also took the Individual Silver closely followed by the UAE taking Individual Bronze.

Team Silver medal went to the UAE, finishing with a combined time just 48 seconds less than Brazil who were awarded Team Bronze.

The Best Condition Award went to KALKADOON KAMPALA (UAE – 3rd Place, Individual)

INDIVIDUAL GOLD

Manuela Antonaccio URU riding METICHE at 22.50kph in 5h20


INDIVIDUAL SILVER

Ignacio Ospitaleche URU riding EO DUBUT at 21.50kph in 5h35


INDIVIDUAL BRONZE

Sh Abdullah bin Faisal al Qasimi UAE riding KALKADOON KAMPALA at 21.20kph in 5h40

Of the 11 teams that began the event, 8 teams finished the complete course.

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