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Season so far – Kuwait Endurance 2016/17

It’s no secret that the Kuwait National Equestrian Federation has been suspended from the FEI. This decision was made at the end of 2015 after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the Kuwait Olympic Committee following amendments made to the sports legislation which had an effect on all sports organisations in Kuwait.

The suspension is in place until the relevant government authorities ensure that the national sports legislation is fully compatible with the principle of autonomy of the Olympic movement established by the Olympic Charter and the statutes of the various international federations.

The FEI did not want Kuwaiti athletes to suffer from that decision, and they are therefore eligible to compete under the FEI flag during the period of the suspension.

Kuwait EnduranceSo, racing goes on in Kuwait, where the biggest race was held on Saturday 31 December 2016.

Kuwait Endurance Ladies’ race 100 km – 31 December 2016

This ladies’ race over 100km had 41 starters. The 100km event was divided into four loops of 30, 30, 20 and 20km.

The interest from abroad was high with entries from Qatar, Bahrain and Dubai. There was also a diversity of nationalities represented such as Germany, France and Belgium by riders based in Dubai. Audrey Planchon was the only rider coming from a non-GCC country as she’s based in France.

The quality of horses and riders meant that it was a very competitive race.

First place went to Hebah Al Yaeesh (Bashasha) who wasn’t leading after the first loop, but took top spot after the second loop and steadily built an advantage to start the final loop with a lead of more than nine minutes. This gave her the opportunity to control the race.

Khuloud Al Khori (Karbil Puk) never let a podium place out of her sight and although she recorded the highest speed on the final loop, she couldn’t build enough pressure to be the leader, resulting in a second place.

Third place went to Marie Pintenat (Mujahed al Arrak) who was in a tight battle with Khuloud. She couldn’t fight against the late charge of her opponent, but obtained third place.

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 21 January 2017

The next race of the season was on Saturday 21 January with a CEN 100km.

For three loops Dhawi Alotaibi (Indien de Flavn) was in a strong leading position, but he dropped to fourth position in the final loop.

The winner was Mohsen AlDosari (Tayr al Ababil) who rode the fastest final loop, claiming overall victory as the result with a lead of almost seven minutes on Abdullah Hamad (Northwinds Marat). Abdullah had tried to pressure Mohsen, but realised that it was not possible, and decided to ride for second place.

The final podium place went to Lakh Singh (Al Bashaq) who planned well and had a steady race.

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 4 February 2017

Saturday 4 February saw a CEN 100km that saw a tense battle in the first two loops between Talal AlMutairi (Cristo VB) and Mohammed Alajmi (Mujahed al Arrak). Thanks to a better recovery in the third loop, Mohammad had a two-minute advance to start in the final loop. However, a higher speed meant that Talal took the lead back and crossed the finish line first.

A perfect final loop from Ammar Jaheel (Kahrajman) pushed him into third place.

The nearest upcoming race for the Kuwait endurance season is on 11 March, and will also be a CEN 100km race.


Information compiled for Endurance World with the help of Mr Abdulaziz AlHany and Audrey Planchon.


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Image credit: Saad Alhubaidah


Kuwait Endurance Ladies’ race 100 km – 31 December 2016 Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stHebah Al YaeeshKUWBashashaAl Salam Team
2ndKhuloud Al KhoriQATKarbil PukAl Neses Team
3rdMarie PintenatFRAMujahed al ArrakMohammad Al Ajmi

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 21 January 2017 Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stMohsen AlDosariKSATayr al AbabilAl Wafrah Team
2ndAbdullah HamadKUWNorthwinds MaratAl Mutriqah Team
3rdLakh SinghINDAl BashaqBin Ghayam Stub

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 4 February 2017 Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stTalal AlMutairiKUWCristo VBAl Kuwait Team
2ndMohammed AlajmiKUWMujahed al ArrakMohammad Al Ajmi
3rdAmmar JaheelKUWKahrajmanAl Sumo Team
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Season so far – Kuwait Endurance 2016/17

It’s no secret that the Kuwait National Equestrian Federation has been suspended from the FEI. This decision was made at the end of 2015 after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended the Kuwait Olympic Committee following amendments made to the sports legislation which had an effect on all sports organisations in Kuwait.

The suspension is in place until the relevant government authorities ensure that the national sports legislation is fully compatible with the principle of autonomy of the Olympic movement established by the Olympic Charter and the statutes of the various international federations.

The FEI did not want Kuwaiti athletes to suffer from that decision, and they are therefore eligible to compete under the FEI flag during the period of the suspension.

Kuwait EnduranceSo, racing goes on in Kuwait, where the biggest race was held on Saturday 31 December 2016.

Kuwait Endurance Ladies’ race 100 km – 31 December 2016

This ladies’ race over 100km had 41 starters. The 100km event was divided into four loops of 30, 30, 20 and 20km.

The interest from abroad was high with entries from Qatar, Bahrain and Dubai. There was also a diversity of nationalities represented such as Germany, France and Belgium by riders based in Dubai. Audrey Planchon was the only rider coming from a non-GCC country as she’s based in France.

The quality of horses and riders meant that it was a very competitive race.

First place went to Hebah Al Yaeesh (Bashasha) who wasn’t leading after the first loop, but took top spot after the second loop and steadily built an advantage to start the final loop with a lead of more than nine minutes. This gave her the opportunity to control the race.

Khuloud Al Khori (Karbil Puk) never let a podium place out of her sight and although she recorded the highest speed on the final loop, she couldn’t build enough pressure to be the leader, resulting in a second place.

Third place went to Marie Pintenat (Mujahed al Arrak) who was in a tight battle with Khuloud. She couldn’t fight against the late charge of her opponent, but obtained third place.

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 21 January 2017

The next race of the season was on Saturday 21 January with a CEN 100km.

For three loops Dhawi Alotaibi (Indien de Flavn) was in a strong leading position, but he dropped to fourth position in the final loop.

The winner was Mohsen AlDosari (Tayr al Ababil) who rode the fastest final loop, claiming overall victory as the result with a lead of almost seven minutes on Abdullah Hamad (Northwinds Marat). Abdullah had tried to pressure Mohsen, but realised that it was not possible, and decided to ride for second place.

The final podium place went to Lakh Singh (Al Bashaq) who planned well and had a steady race.

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 4 February 2017

Saturday 4 February saw a CEN 100km that saw a tense battle in the first two loops between Talal AlMutairi (Cristo VB) and Mohammed Alajmi (Mujahed al Arrak). Thanks to a better recovery in the third loop, Mohammad had a two-minute advance to start in the final loop. However, a higher speed meant that Talal took the lead back and crossed the finish line first.

A perfect final loop from Ammar Jaheel (Kahrajman) pushed him into third place.

The nearest upcoming race for the Kuwait endurance season is on 11 March, and will also be a CEN 100km race.


Information compiled for Endurance World with the help of Mr Abdulaziz AlHany and Audrey Planchon.


Gallery

Image credit: Saad Alhubaidah


Kuwait Endurance Ladies’ race 100 km – 31 December 2016 Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stHebah Al YaeeshKUWBashashaAl Salam Team
2ndKhuloud Al KhoriQATKarbil PukAl Neses Team
3rdMarie PintenatFRAMujahed al ArrakMohammad Al Ajmi

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 21 January 2017 Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stMohsen AlDosariKSATayr al AbabilAl Wafrah Team
2ndAbdullah HamadKUWNorthwinds MaratAl Mutriqah Team
3rdLakh SinghINDAl BashaqBin Ghayam Stub

Kuwait Endurance CEN 100km – 4 February 2017 Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stTalal AlMutairiKUWCristo VBAl Kuwait Team
2ndMohammed AlajmiKUWMujahed al ArrakMohammad Al Ajmi
3rdAmmar JaheelKUWKahrajmanAl Sumo Team
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