Friday, March 06, 2015

Endurance horses to vie for €200K at Qatar’s Al Shaqab ride - Full Article | March 6, 2015

Just one European rider will line up in the 120km endurance competition at the CHI Al Shaqab competition this weekend, with nearly 60 riders from nine countries vying for €200,000 in prize money at Mesaid racetrack in Qatar.

French national champion Philippe Tomas will ride Perlando HLM from the Al Shaqab stables. Although the horse has spent two months on his farm in Toulouse, coming from Argentina and qualifying in Spain for larger events, it will be the first time Tomas has ridden the horse.

“If I can finish it will be a good result,” he said. “You don’t look towards the rider in front of you but you listen to your horse to make sure that it lasts until the finish line...”

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