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SPORT & LEISURE - ENDURANCE RACING

UAE Riders get set for Spain Cup race

Posted on 29/06/2002

UAE cavaliers, led by Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan Al Nahyan, are all set for the Spain Cup International Endurance Horse Racing Championship, which takes off in Spain today. The 120-kilometre race is a preliminary round of the Endurance Race World Cup, also to be held here on September16. More than 100 contestants are contesting in tomorrow's race. They include ace endurance race riders from various countries across the globe, including host country, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Austria, ...  >>MORE

Mohammed returns triumphant from Italy

Posted on 03/06/2002

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, returned to Dubai on Saturday night after winning the 120 km Italian International Endurance Ride in record time. Sheikh Mohammed led a group of UAE riders that included his son Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. Sheikh Mohammed seized victory in what is considered the most important international ride which paves the way for the World Endurance Championship in Spain in the second half of December. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Mohammed to lead UAE

Posted on 29/05/2002

A strong team of UAE riders including General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence, are expected to take part in the 120-km Castiglione del Lago Endurance Ride in Perugia, Italy on June 1. The venue will revive happy memories for the UAE riders for it was here in September last year that Sheikh Mohammed led the UAE riders to the European Open team gold, while Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum took the ...  >>MORE

UAE riders prove their superiority once again

Posted on 21/05/2002

Riders from the UAE were once again in the forefront as seven riders from the top 10 in Sunday's 120-km international endurance ride at Punchestown, Ireland were from the UAE. It was also a great day for General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence for despite his retirement at the third stage, eight horses owned by him finished in the top 10. The winner, Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum on Lahi da Figeirada, left his rivals far behind ...  >>MORE

Al Wathba ride today

Posted on 01/05/2002

As many as 51 contenders, including General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence, have confirmed their participation for the 100-km Al Wathba Prestige Endurance Ride, to be held today at the Al Wathba Endurance Village from 3.00 pm. Sheikh Mohammed is likely to ride ZT Kiavrelle, a 14-year-old grey gelding while Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director General of the President's Office, will be aboard Domino Khataf, a nine-year-old grey ...  >>MORE

Al Wathba Giants Ride tomorrow

Posted on 10/04/2002

The Al Wathba Giants Endurance ride will be held on tomorrow, April 11, 2002, at Al Wathba Endurance Village, Abu Dhabi at 6 pm. The 120-km, CEI 2-star ride, which is being sponsored by Bu Hadwa Trading Company, is the first evening ride of the domestic season and is expected to attract all the top ranking riders from the country. It will be run over five stages of 32km, 26km, 24km, 22km and 16km respectively. The minimum age of the horse should be six years and the minimum speed is 12kmph. The ...  >>MORE

Rashid and Hamdan assert their supremacy in DSF ride

Posted on 31/03/2002

Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum once again asserted their superiority with another triumph and then declared they were ready for the World Championship to be held in September in Spain. Both Sheikh Rashid and Sheikh Hamdan finished together with just one second giving the elder brother the first place and a kilo of gold as winner of yesterday's 103km CEI Two Star Dubai Shopping Festival Endurance Ride. In probably one of the last rides of this ...  >>MORE

UAE tops list of successful riders

Posted on 24/03/2002

The UAE tops the list of endurance riders who successfully completed the 130th-km 2nd FEI/UAE World Cup Endurance Championship held on March 21, 2002, at the Federation Endurance Village, Seith Assalem, which had attracted 108 riders from the UAE and other parts of the world. Out of the total number of 39 riders who completed the ride, 14 riders were from the Emirates. The International riders who completed the ride distance include three each from the US, Australia and Great Britian, two each ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Saeed presented with stallion

Posted on 23/03/2002

Thrilled visitors watched yesterday as 14-year-old accomplished endurance rider, Sheikh Saeed bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum was given Pretencioso de La Pastora, a four-year-old chestnut Paso Fino stallion, during Dubai's ongoing Equestrian Show at Nad Al Sheba. The gift marked a goodwill gesture from the Canadian Horse Alliance, Canadian Paso Fino Horse Association, Criadero La Luisa Farm and owner of the farm, Mario Valencia. "This is the first time the Paso Fino horses have been seen in ...  >>MORE

Classy show by Hamdan, Ahmed

Posted on 22/03/2002

With an amazing exhibition of speed and horsemanship in the final stages, young Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum on Muneef and his younger brother Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum on Southern Exposure left the large list of international riders watching in awe as they led the UAE to a clean sweep of the top positions in the 2002 FEI-UAE 130-km World Cup Endurance Ride. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence, who pulled out of the ...  >>MORE

World Cup Endurance riding championship begins

Posted on 21/03/2002

The UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation will hold the second FEI/UAE World Cup Endurance Championship on March 21 instead of March 20. The 130-km ride will be held at the Federation Endurance Village and riders from the Emirates will start as favourites in the event which is attracting the best riders from all over the world, including two times world champion Valerie Kanavy from the US. The UAE riders will be led by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai ...  >>MORE

Swedes keen to learn from UAE's endurance success

Posted on 16/03/2002

The UAE Equestrian and Horse Racing Federation has decided to hold the 2nd FEI/UAE World Cup Endurance Championship on March 21, 2002 instead of March 20, as stated earlier. The 130-km ride will be held at the Federation Endurance Village, Seih Assalem. Riders from the Emirates will once again start as favourites in the event which is attracting the best riders from all over the world. The UAE riders, led by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence ...  >>MORE

World Cup Endurance Championship

Posted on 14/03/2002

The UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation will hold the fourth FEI-UAE World Cup Endurance Championship in Dubai on 20 March. The UAE team will be led by General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence. The UAE have had a successful season winning the team gold and the individual gold and silver medals in the European Open Championship, the individual gold and team silver at the World Junior Championship and other wins in international rides. ...  >>MORE

Mansour bin Zayed and Hazza bin Sultan will be among riders in Sunday's race

Posted on 28/02/2002

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan Al Nahyan will be among some of the top endurance riders participating in the second Emirates Giants Endurance Championship to be held on Sunday, March 3, at the Endurance village, Seih Assalem. As many as 25 riders have so far confirmed their participation in the CEI two-star ride for riders of 80 kg body weight and above. The 122kg ride will be run in five stages of 32 km, 29km, 26km, 19km and 16km. Some of the other popular ...  >>MORE

Big prizes await winners of the Emirates Giants Championship

Posted on 27/02/2002

The Second Emirates Giants Endurance Championship will be held on Sunday, March 3, at the Federation Endurance Village, Seih Assalem. A statement by the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation, ERF, said that more than 30 riders would compete for a cash prize of Dh 275,000. The 122km ride will be run in five stages of 32km, 29km, 26km, 19km and 16km for horses aged six and above. A Mercedes car is waiting for the rider who finishes first, A BMW for the second placed rider and a land cruiser for ...  >>MORE

UAE's Al Jahouri wins Qatar Gold Cup for endurance ride

Posted on 07/02/2002

UAE trainer and rider Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri won the 100-km Qatar Gold Cup Endurance Ride in Qatar, his first win outside the UAE on 31 January. ...  >>MORE

Big guns for President's Cup

Posted on 07/02/2002

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, is joined by some of the world's best riders and horses in a battle for top honours in today's 160-km President's Cup Endurance Ride at the Al Wathba Endurance Village. The UAE riders have been invincible in rides at home and today's event will be another test for the equally strong bunch of riders from the US and Europe as they bid to win a ride here in the UAE. Sheikh Mohammed, team gold medallists ...  >>MORE

Mohammed and Hazza among prominent riders for President's Cup

Posted on 05/02/2002

Crown Prince of Dubai and Minister of Defence General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will be riding Fay, a nine-year old chestnut gelding, in the UAE President's Cup endurance ride on Thursday 7. The 160-km ride, which will be held at the Al Wathba Endurance Village in Abu Dhabi, is being held for the third successive year. It is organised by the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation and sponsored by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The ride, to be held in five stages, will begin at ...  >>MORE

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