Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Abu Dhabi: Focus on GCC riders in Al Wathba endurance rides - FUll Article

4WDs and cash prizes up for grabs on Friday and Saturday at Emirates International Endurance Village

Staff Report
Published: 16:23 February 4, 2015

Dubai The focus will be on riders from GCC countries when the HH Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival hosts two endurance rides this weekend at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi.
The CEN 120-km Shaikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Challenge will be held on Friday, while the CEN 120-km Emirates Championship (Open) will be held on Saturday.

Highlighting details about the rides Adnan Sultan Al Nuami, Director General of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club said: “The CEN 120-km Shaikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Challenge is an Open ride, but only riders from GCC countries will be considered for the prizes.

“The three top riders from Gulf countries will win a 4WD vehicle each, while the fourth and fifth finishing GCC rider will get Dh100,000 and Dh90,000 respectively. “Another Dh40,000 will be distributed for those GCC riders finishing 6th to 10th, while all the other riders who complete the event will get a share of Dh30,000,” he added.

“The Emirates Championship CEN 120km (Open) event will see the top six riders driving away with a 4WD vehicle each...”

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