Monday, December 05, 2011

Abu Dhabi: 60 riders to compete in UAE horse race - Full Article

Teams will be represented by four riders who qualified along with the horses for the championship

* By M. Satya Narayan, Chief Sports Reporter
* Published: 14:51 December 5, 2011

Abu Dhabi: Over 60 riders from 29 countries will be competing in the 120-km FEI Junior and Young Rider World Endurance Championship to be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba this Saturday.

Speaking to Gulf News, Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club who is the Event Director for the championship said, "Saturday's 120-km event is being held by the Adec and the Emirates International Endurance Village. Quite a few teams have already arrived and we are in top gear preparing for this junior world championship."

The UAE, which has many endurance rides for juniors, will be among the favourites for a medal in both the individual as well as team categories.

The UAE's Hussain Ali Al Marzouqi on Sergai won the last FEI Junior and Young Rider World Endurance Championship held in Hungary in 2009 while in last year's European Junior and Young Rider Endurance Championship the UAE again finished on top with Ahmed Ali Al Sabri winning the gold in the Open category on Alizee de Marjolaine....

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