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2003 -2004 Review

The hectic 2003-04 domestic season saw 17 rides of various categories including open ones for seniors, rides for juniors and children and a day-night ride. Apart from the main rides,the season also saw several Federation Qualifiers. The UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation,Abu Dhabi, Emirates International Endurance Racing, Dubai,Al Wathba Endurance Committee, Abu Dhabi and Emirates Heritage Club, Abu Dhabi organized the rides.

The season began on October 10, 2003 with the Al Wathba Cup, a 100-km two-star ride held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The ride, which featured 44 starters, was completed by seven riders, with national rider Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri finishing in the first place riding 13-year-old pure-Arabian grey gelding Budram II from the Al Wathba Stables. He also won the Best Condition Award. Ali Khalfan also won the UAE National Day Cup, held at the Emirates International Endurance Village on December 4, 2003, riding eight-year-old Pure-Arabian grey mare EO Fahad, belonging to Al Wathba Stables. Twenty-three of the 66 riders who participated in this 120-km ride, completed the ride successfully.

The Dubai Endurance City Ride on December 11, 2003, was the first ride of the season to be held at the Dubai Endurance City in Seih Assalem. The 120-km ride featured 75 riders of whom only 12 were successful in covering the distance. Hassan Abdullah Yousef Al Hammadi finished first riding nine-year-old chestnut gelding Gwaihr Sun Moon and Star, belonging to Al Wathba Stables. He clocked five hours, 54 minutes and 36 seconds on an average speed of 20. 3 kmph.

A total of eight rides each were held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba and the Dubai Endurance City in Seih Assalam while towards the end of the season another landmark venue was added. On April 1, 2004, the Bu Deeb Endurance Village in Al Khatem in the emirate of Abu Dhabi was unveiled with a ride for the Bu Deeb Endurance Trophy. The Bu Deeb Endurance Trophy, CEN 83-km for Juniors of 12-18 years of age, attracted 42 youngsters and 12 of them completed the ride. Ahmed Mohammed Eisa Bahi Hammad, riding eight-year-old Pure-Arabian grey gelding Kuranda belonging to the Al Reef Stables, completed the ride in the first place in a timing of three hours, 45 minutes and 40 seconds on an average speed of 22.07 kmph.

At the end of the season, the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation also brought out a book entitled "UAE Endurance Results 2003-2004", comprising the results of all the rides held during the year. The Federation is of the firm belief that a book of this kind will help spread awareness of endurance among all equestrian sport lovers. Besides, it will also serve as a reference manual for all stables, clubs, associations or any organisation involved in equestrian activities. Hussein Mohammed Hussein, Secretary General of the Federation, said in remarks that the forthcoming endurance season will also feature top-class national and international riders.

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