Friday, August 22, 2008

England: Mohammad triumphs in UK


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His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the 16km Austin Park endurance ride in the UK on Friday as the UAE team qualified for the 2008 FEI World Endurance Championships to be held in Terengganu, Malaysia, from November 6 to 9.

Published: August 22, 2008, 23:51

London: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday won the Austin Park endurance ride in the UK.

Top French, Italian, Australian, Irish, British Irish and UAE horsemen took part in the 160 kilometre event which was a qualifier for the FEI World Endurance Championship that will be held in Terengganu, Malaysia from November 6-9.

Shaikh Mohammad, along with Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Arts and Culture Authority, all qualified for the World Championships.

Six-strong team

The UAE will be represented at the event by six riders, four of which will take part in team event and two the individual event.

The Terengganu International Endurance Park in Setiu Terengganu, Malaysia, is situated a few kilometers from the South China Sea

It will offer competitors and visitors the best of Malaysia's natural beauty.

First class stabling and quarantine facilities are expected to be available for horses.

The course is designed to provide a safe yet challenging competition, taking riders along the stunning coast line, through palm plantations, along canal banks and through natural vegetation forests.

A long and wide grassy stretch of track provides ample space for the start of the competition and egress from the venue, and for a safe finish line and entry back into the Endurance Park.

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