Dubai Teenager Saeed Mohammad Khalifa Al Mehairi, who has made a habit out of winning major endurance rides
, stormed to victory in the prestigious Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Festival's 100km ride for private stables and riders at the Dubai International Endurance City yesterday (Thurs).
To the delight of the horses and riders taking part, this involved two brisk circuits of a large open eld to raise the horse's heart rates and so simulate the process at vet gates, which occur in longer endurance rides
She has mostly retired from her favorite Endurance Rides
down to occasional Limited Distance and frequent trail rides with friends.
Shaikh Khalid noted the huge interest from Bahrainis, expatriates and GCC riders to participate, which underlines the outstanding reputation of the race as one of the highlights of endurance rides
in the Arab region.
Tricia admits endurance rides
can get lively with so many horses on the starting line.
For those not so familiar with this wonderful sport let me explain a bit about the endurance rides
that are held here in Bahrain, and similarly across the Gulf.
Now 21, he spends an active retirement with owner Brian Stewart-Brown near Newbury, taking part in endurance rides
and featuring in the parade at Lambourn open day on Good Friday.
can be from 25 to 100 miles in length and can be spaced over two days.
Trail rides, barbecues, arts & crafts, desert walks and hikes, tennis tournaments, family fun, kids camp, hay rides, overnight endurance rides
, spa relaxation and day trips to Sedona, the Grand Canyon and other Arizona landmarks will be among the activities offered year-round.
Abu Dhabi: An eight-member squad of UAE lady riders will represent the HH Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival endurance team in the international endurance rides
starting from Bahrain.
She said: "We certainly don't go out for endurance rides
every day but we do pick up the distance we ride before an event as, like any other sport, training is so important.
This will be the first time that the Royal Team competes in endurance rides
organised in the Czech Republic.