Winning streak continues for UAE at FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses
19 Sep 2021 10 51
Fares Al Mansoori competes in FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses in Sardinia.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE continued their winning streak when Fares Al Mansoori led home a one-two finish for the Emirates in the FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses in Sardinia, Italy on Saturday, September 18.
Riding the M7 Stables-owned Nahar Shabab, Al Mansoori completed the 120km course in a time of 5 hours 00.16 seconds.
He was followed across the finish by compatriot Khalfan Juma Beljafla aboard Kashmir, also representing the powerful M7 Endurance Stables.
Earlier this month the UAE’s Saeed Al Muhairi had won the 120km CSI 4* World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and at Ermelo, Netherlands.
Saturday’s ride was limited to horses aged eight years and under and featured some of the best endurance riders from Europe and the Middle East.
Eighteen-year-old Al Mansoori is an exciting endurance rider who has ridden in over 15 rides this year and was successful for the third time over the 120km distance.
Beljafla, 15, is one of the youngest UAE endurance riders with a bright future.
The 120km course was set in the picturesque Horse Country Resort which attracts enthusiasts with a passion for equestrian sports.
The course is surrounded by a pinewood forest and has a private beach. It boasts a large expanse of grass show fields which are regarded to be among the fastest Endurance tracks in the world.
FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses
120 km (4 loops)
1. Fares Al Mansoori (UAE) (riding Nahar Shabab, M7 Stables).
Winning time:: 5 hours 00.16 seconds.
2. Khalfan Juma Beljafla (UAE) (Kashmir, M7 Stables)