Sunday, May 06, 2007

Malaysia: King Among Contestants For YDSM-PENN Endurance

King Among Contestants For YDSM-PENN Endurance

SETIU, May 5 (Bernama) -- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin is leading the Malaysian challenge at the YDSM-PENN equestrian endurance championship participated by 79 contestants at the Terengganu Equestrian Park at Lembah Bidong here today.

Tuanku Mizan who will be riding a horse named "Bartavia" will be up against 14 other contestants including one each from Brunei and Indonesia in the 160km race that ends at 3 pm tomorrow.

Other categories being contested for the championship organised by the Sultan Mizan Royal Foundation (YDSM) and PENN Endurance Equestrian Club are the 80km, 40km, and 26km.

The endurance race was flagged-off by the Terengganu Regent Advisory Council president Tengku Baderul Zaman Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Mahmud.

The two-day championship is in preparation for the World Equestrian Endurance Championship 2008 to be hosted by Terengganu next year.

Tuanku Mizan will attend a banquet and present prizes to contestants at Kelab Teluk Warisan in Pulau Duyong tomorrow night.

-- BERNAMA

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