Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UAE endurance squad gear up to defend title

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Shaikh Hamdan leads five-strong squad in showpice event at Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

By Leslie Wilson Jr
Racing & Special Features Writer
Published: 19:01 August 26, 2014
Gulf News

Dubai: The UAE endurance team faces its first test of reckoning on Thursday when it defends its title at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France.

Significant interest has centered on the 160 metres marathon which has attracted a record 170 riders from 48 nations.

The UAE return as defending champion having won the gold at the 2010 WEG Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.

Led by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the five-member squad also includes Shaikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum, Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri, Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri and Saeed Mohammad Khalfan Al Mehairi.