Name – Barry Armitage
Age – 52
From – Cape Town, South Africa
Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) Lembah Bidong, Malaysia. Sunday 20 August 2017. The 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), Kuala Lumpur 2017, is a Southeast Asian multi-sport event taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to 30 August 2017, with 404 events in 38 sports to be featured in the games. This is the sixth time Malaysia host the games and its first time since 2001. Previously, it also hosted the games in 1965, 1971, 1977 and 1989.
The Netherlands. Wednesday 23 August 2017.
The Boudheib Initiative has its fans (like Marly van Ditzhuyzen) and its opponents. But the forces behind the Boudheib Initiative (BI) are convinced that they are proving to the world that putting horse welfare at the forefront of endurance is not the only criteria involved.
Bois de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium. Sunday 20 August 2017.
Held last year for the first time the BEEM (Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters) gained importance with a European and a World Championship in the second edition of the event. The budget increased from Euro 250,000 to Euro 500,000. – and the slogan of the organisers doesn’t hide their ambition: Brussels Capital of Europe, Capital of the Endurance.
Euston Park, Thetford, Suffolk, Great Britain. Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August 2017. The HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters was widely announced as the biggest event in Europe and it delivered the anticipated numbers.
Stirling’s Crossing Endurance Club, Imbil, Mary Valley, Queensland, Australia. Friday 18 and Saturday 19 August 2017.
On Friday, the CEI1* 80km was scheduled and the region was celebrating with four out of the top five riders being local.
Mongolia. Wednesday 16 August 2017.
This year’s Mongol Derby, quoted to be the world’s longest and toughest horse race, has been jointly won by 29-year-old Ed Fernon, an Olympic pentathlete from Sydney, Australia, and 51-year-old Barry Armitage, a former professional sailor turned adventurer, from South Africa.
Camprieu, Cevennes, France. Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017.
70 endurance specialists & amateurs from seven countries (Iran, Belgium, Oman, Holland, Switzerland, Spain & France) took great pleasure traversing the Persik Trail, organised by Christele de Rosch and her team, in the region of the Cevennes in Southern France.
San Rossore, Pisa, Italy. Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017.
The first day of the Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2017 second round, was all about young riders with the Italian Under-14 championships. The classification is made on a point system and in all races we saw female victories.