Thursday, November 06, 2008

[WEC Reports] Humid conditions to Middle Eastern advantage

New Straits Times

2008/11/06

QATAR'S Atta Mohammed Beer believes the humidity in Terengganu will work to the advantage of Middle Eastern countries competing in the FEI World Endurance Championships (WEC), which start tomorrow. "The climate in the Middle East is similar to that of Malaysia. Horses play a crucial part in this sport and the climate has not affected our mounts," said Atta at TIEP in Setiu yesterday.

"Horses based in Europe are not used to humidity. Some European riders arrived here early to allow their horses to acclimatise to the weather.

"However, it's still tough for them as their horses are not used to racing in these adverse conditions."

Atta, the World No 18, will ride Epson De La Bruiskale in the race.

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Posted By Merri to WEC Reports at 11/06/2008 05:20:00 PM

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