Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Canada’s Robert Gielen to Ride in 4th World Championship

Salem Hamad Saeed Al Kitbi (UAE), with his horse Haleh in Pisa during the Longines FEI Endurance World Championship in May 2021. (Christophe Tanière/FEI)

HorseSport.com - Full Article

At 73 years old ‒ the oldest competitor in the event ‒ Gielen will ride the 160km endurance track aboard More Bang For Your Buck.

By: FEI Communications | January 31, 2023

With less than a month to go before the world’s best equine and human athletes gather in Butheeb (UAE) for the FEI Endurance World Championship 2022, the line-up has been confirmed with 129 combinations representing 37 nations ready to challenge for the 2022 individual and team world titles on Saturday 25 February 2023.

The 18th edition of the FEI Endurance World Championship, first held in 1986, boasts a remarkably gender balanced field of participants, with 63 female and 66 male athletes entered, and an equally impressive diversity in age range of the participants with 55 years separating youngest and first-time World Championship competitor 18-year-old Constanza Pacheco Diaz (ARG) from Canada’s 73-year old Robert Gielen, who will be taking part in his fourth World Championship!...

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