FEI CEI** 120 Km Ride held on Saturday, 24th December, 2016 at the Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi.
Saif and Ghanim Al Marri on Salam Banquetol crossed the line together with just one second separating the two in the 120-km event run in four stages.
Saif and his 13-year-old mare Preume De Paute, trained by Ismail Mohammed at the Green Endurance Stable, completed the 120-km distance in 4 hrs 34mins 19secs at an average speed of 26.24kmph.
Another UAE rider, Rashid Mohammed Al Baloushi finished third on Dahour.
Mr. Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the Int’l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) along with other sponsors’ representatives gave away the trophies and prizes to the winners.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, IPIC as Strategic Partner, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Al Aweer Stables, Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2016, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Results (Top 5) in the Al Hosn Endurance Cup FEI CEI** 120 Km Endurance Ride held on Saturday 24th December 2016 at the Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi
1.Saif Ahmed Al Mozroui –UAE-(PREUME DE PAUTE) 04 hrs 34mins 19secs;
2.Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri-UAE- (SALAM BANQUETOL) 04:34:20
3.Rashid Mohammed Al Baloushi (DAHOUR) 04:36:32;
4.Maria Cecilia Sebben Perez –URU- (LOBITA) 04:37:27
5.Mohammed Juma Al Muhairi –UAE-(FORREST NZL) 04:42:10