Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Omani Ghaleb Al Said rides high at Czech Republic Championship for Endurance

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PRAGUE An Omani rider did Sultanate proud by winning the Czech Republic International Championship for Endurance.

Riding Ostora (legend), HH Sayyid Loay Bin Ghaleb Al Said clinched the six-stage 160-kilometre race comfortably.

“I cannot describe my feeling when I saw the Sultanate flag being fluttered at such an international stage” Loay said after the race.

The recently-concluded race saw participation of riders from nations across the Europe.

The Omani rider said that the race was not an easy one as the topography of the track was very difficult and he also faced tough competition.

The race was held under the supervision of International Equestrian Federation. It is also one of the approved races to gain qualification for the Endurance World Cup, which will be held at Normandy City in France, next year.

The endurance race was held over as a six-stage competition testing the skills and technicalities of the rider.

The race was split into 27 kilometres, 27 kilometres, 33 kilometres, 27 kilometres, 27 kilometres and 18 kilometres.

Loay comes from the Al Said Stables for Equestrian and has brought laurels for the Sultanate by wining such a crown at a famed international platform...

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