Monday, January 24, 2011

Abu Dhabi: Second success for Spanish rider Uranga

Gulfnews.com - Full Article

* Staff Report
* Published: January 22, 2011


Uranga, a student at the American University in Dubai, who had won the Al Jaber Ladies Challenge


Abu Dhabi: Spanish rider Uma Mencia Uranga partnered HH Gabbar to win the CEN 90km Shaikha Fatma Bint Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup for ladies at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, yesterday.

It was her second triumph for 21-year-old Uranga, a student at the American University in Dubai, who had won the Al Jaber Ladies Challenge on January 7.

Forty-six riders of different nationalities had to deal with tough conditions affected by rain in the SAS Investment Co-sponsored event. In second place with a time of 3:18.18 was Saudi Arabia's Maha Hashem Al Jefri on Aloha Kamahl while Maha Khalid clocked 3:19.20 on Princess Diana to finish third.

Results (top five): 1.Uma Mencia Uranga (HH Gabbar) Fazza Endurance Team (3:15.27), 2. Maha Hashem Al Jefri (Aloha Kamahl) Al Reef Stables 3:18.18, 3. Maha Khalid (Princess Diana) Dubai Endurance Stable 3:19.20, 4. Chantelle du Plessis (Israk Grey) Al Reeh Endurance Stables 3:20.28, 5. Gerda Petronella Burger (Oska) Dubai Endurance Stables 3.22.56.