Day one of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival saw some fabulous riding conditions and 194 riders taking to the tracks in CEI1* 80km, CEIYJ1* 80km and CEIYJ2* 120km classes. The first of two days of International riding which will finish on Sunday with a day of national classes and the Pony Club Championships.
In particular it was a great day for both the UAE and France (one first place and two top placings in Best Condition)
The first placed rider in each class was:
CEI1* 80km – Khalaf Ahmad Saeed Al Gaith(UAE) riding Mazyoona in a total time of 2:59:38
CEIYJ1* 80km – Auxane Govindin(FRA) riding Almyr Des Eymes in a total ride time of 3:45:11
CEIYJ2* 120km – Saif Ahmed Mohammed Ali Almazrouei(UAE) riding Venise Des Ormeaux in a total ride time of 4:53:44
The first placed Best Condition horse in each class was:
CEI 1* 80km – Billy du Melay ridden by Alice Fabre (FRA)
CEIYJ1* 120km – Venise des Ormeaux ridden by Saif Ahmed Mohammed Ali Almazrouei (UAE)
CEIYJ1* 80km – Almyr des Eymes ridden by Auxan Govindin (FRA)
Full results are available here: http://www.tawqeet.ae/events
One notable British success was for Sophie Moorhouse riding Crystal Wissam in the CEIYJ1* 80km who scooped second place in both the ride and the Best Condition competition.
The completion rate for today’s rides was 60% with 116 successful completions out of 194 on the start lists.
The H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival organisers are grateful to event sponsors Emirates Airline, Longines, Azizi Developments, Mubadala and Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One for their support.