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Abu Dhabi: M7 Endurance Stables power to victory in Al Reef Cup

Photo credit: Morhaf Alassaf for Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club - Full Article
15th January 2019

Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 12 January 2019. For the CEI2* 120km Al Reef Cup, organiser Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club kept the rule of 60kg for the riders (with saddle). As mentioned earlier, this is a move that has been welcomed by the teams.

Some considered this race as a final test for the HH The President of United Arab Emirates Endurance Cup scheduled for 9 February. It was true that the very best horses were not entered, but nevertheless there was a high level of quality on the start list.

Coming in first after the opening loop was Miriam Mala – SVK (Kynnum Park Shahkira – Hadaybit Asalem 2 Endurance Stables), who was able to hold a top three place after a longer recovery, but sadly to no avail as, after an even longer recovery at the second gate, she was vetted out for irregular gait.

The leader of the first hour was Amy McAuley – IRL (Moondarra Maher – F3 Stables), but she was also out of the race by the end of the second loop...

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