Wednesday, September 13, 2017

UAE: Video: Meet Emirati endurance rider Fatima Al Harthi

Emirateswoman.com - Full Article & Video

This up-and-coming equestrian athlete has a simple message for other young women: “Never stop.”


We’ve got another incredible young Emirati athlete for you to cheer on, and this one’s coming on horseback.

Fatima Al Harthi first got into riding as a child, inspired by her mother’s love of the sport. Now, at 27, she’s making a name for herself in the challenging field of endurance riding. That means racing distances of 80, 100 or even 120 kilometres, and spending up to 15 hours in the saddle.

This isn’t exactly a casual weekend ride.

Al Harthi, who’s based in Abu Dhabi, says that what keeps her going on those long distances is the bond she has with her horses.

“Horses are very beautiful and lovely to communicate with. They have a unique characters and feelings,” she says...

Read more & see video here:
http://emirateswoman.com/video-meet-emirati-endurance-rider-fatima-al-harthi/