February 10 2018
The annual HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup was held Saturday, February 10th, at Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
270 riders from 41 countries took to the starting line. UAE riders occupied the top 6 fiish spots, with the winner being awarded a Mercedes Benz S450, the second-placed rider getting a Range Rover Sport, and riders finishing third to tenth receiving a Nissan Patrol 4WD car each. Rashid Hamoud Al Junaibi finished first aboard the 12-year-old mare 8 Minute in an astounding ride time of 6:12.10. The mare took 12 minutes and 40 seconds to recover at the finish with a recorded 62/60 CRI.
120th and last place went to Portuguese rider Filipe Fialho aboard the 8-year-old stallion El Violino, in a ride time of 11:24.46, long after the sun had set and the crowds dispersed.
All finishers received Dh 100,000 each (about US $27,000).
Complete results are at:
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