Monday, December 17, 2012

Abu Dhabi: Sheikh Hamed wins 120km endurance ride

From Our Abu Dhabi Bureau December 16, 2012

ABU DHABI: Sheikh Hamed Dalmook Al Maktoum, won the Emirates Heritage Club Endurance Cup, a 120 km CEI two-star ride for Young and Junior Riders held on Saturday at the Bou Theib Endurance Village, Al Khatem Abu Dhabi.

The ride was run over five stages of 30 kms, 30 kms, 24 kms, 20 kms and 16 kms.

Riding nine-year old Colonial Boy from Seeh Al Salaam Stables, Sheikh Hamed finished the five stages in a time of four hours, 20 minutes and 10 seconds.

The second place went to Hamad Omair Obaid Al Falasi who was riding Ouassim du Barthas from Al Aasfa Endurance stables and recorded a time of four hours, 24 minutes and 21 seconds. Third place was bagged by Shamma Hassan Bin Ali who partnered Denter Nasr from Hadaybit Asalem Endurance Stables and clocked 4.26.35

Sheikh Hazza Bin Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan gave away the trophies. Sheikh Suroor Bin Zayed Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Khalid Al Nahyan and Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Khalifa Bin Khalid Al Nahyan were also present.

The day also witnessed the Emirates Heritage Club Endurance Cup, a 100 kms CEN Ride for Privately Owned Horses which was held in four stages of 30 kms, 30 kms, 24 kms and 16 kms.

Rashed Saeed Al Kamda, riding eight-year-old Jazz Danska, emerged the winner clocking three hours, 41 minutes and 47 seconds, followed by Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Al Shehhi on Jakin.

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