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Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum leaves it until the last metres at the Al Reef Cup

Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 13 January 2018.  The Al Reef Cup came after two hectic weeks of races in Dubai, so there was no rest for the UAE stables and riders.

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The story behind the picture with Barry Armitage

The story behind the picture

 

Rider

Barry Armitage from Cape Town, South Africa

 

Photographer

@go_yonder

 

Where

The Wild Coast, South Africa November 2015

 

The Story

We were introducing a group of horses to the concept of swimming rivers. I took Pat, our experienced Nooitgedagter, across to show the rookie horses “how it was done”. Things didn’t go well; Pat seemed to have forgotten how to swim, leaving me a little stunned by a hoof to the side of the head when he flailed around and swam straight over me in deep water. This was taken shortly after hauling ourselves out of the river; me happy not to be hurt too badly, Pat looking sheepish in the background. He swam perfectly for the next two weeks.

The Story Behind Barry Armitage.

Saif Al Mazrouei takes Nopoli Del Ma to the top at HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup

Dubai International Endurance Village, Dubai, UAE. Saturday 06 January 2018. Nopoli Del Ma confirms his supremacy at an action-packed HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup.

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Record entries at HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Festival

Dubai International Endurance Village, Dubai, UAE. Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 December 2017. More than 800 combinations took part in the first week of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Festival.

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Al Wathba stables rules in Emirates International Endurance Cup

Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 23 December 2017. The Emirates International Endurance Cup was a CEI2* 120km over four loops of 40, 25, 25 and 20 km.

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Sheikh Hamed strongest in the Jumeirah Endurance Cup

Dubai International Endurance Village, Dubai, UAE. Thursday 14 December 2017. The Jumeirah Endurance Cup was the next important race on the UAE endurance calendar with a CEN 120km split into four loops of 40, 35, 27 and 18km.

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Juma’s Team imposes its law in the 64th Raid of Barcelona – Santa Susanna

Sant Pol de Mar, Barcelona. Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December 2017. Last weekend the 64th edition of the Barcelona Raid – Santa Susanna, the oldest equestrian raid in Europe, was held in Santa Susanna, Barcelona.

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Hard contested racing at Yas Private Owners Ride

Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, United Arab Emirates. Saturday 9 December 2017. The Yas Private Owners Ride was a CEN 100km for private stables divided into four loops of 40, 25, 19 and 16km.

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