Friday, February 24, 2017

UAE: Teenage Sensation Al Merri wins 2017 Gamilati Endurance Cup

Gulfnews.com - Full Article

The 17-year-old, delighted with his win on Raya, is first congratulated by Shaikh Mohammad

February 23, 2017
Gulf News
Staff Report

Dubai: Hamdan Ahmad Al Merri and his mare, Raya, emerged the winners of the sixth Gamilati Endurance Cup for Mares sponsored by Al Tayer Motors Thursday, a 119km ride held at the purpose-built Dubai International Endurance City.

The 17-year-old, who has been riding since the age of six, was first congratulated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, following his victory which stopped the clock in at 4:23.45.

Speaking after the win Al Merri said: “This is a very special win for me, I have been training very hard, and have waited a whole year for this race. My horse is a strong horse and credit must go to her as well, I have been riding with her for a year now and she has done a really good job...

More at:
http://gulfnews.com/sport/horse-racing/teenage-sensation-al-merri-wins-2017-gamilati-endurance-cup-1.1983439

In Memoriam: FEI pays tribute to FEI Honorary Vice President Vittorio De Sanctis (ITA)

Inside.FEI.org May 25 2020 Professor Vittorio De Sanctis, the man widely recognised for introducing the sport of Endurance to Italy and ...