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Testing weather conditions at Euston Park Endurance

Euston Park, Thetford, Suffolk, Great Britain. Saturday 22 July 2017.
This was the third race weekend of the 2017 Euston Park Endurance Rides, the HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival presented by Longines.


New edition to the track in Euston Park was the pink loop which went out to the King’s Forest and took in Queen Mary’s Drive and was very well received by the riders, providing a new challenge and some great tracks. This loop of 38km was the first for the 120 and 160km.
Endurance World Euston Park Endurance. A British rider.On Friday, there were two national rides with a 40km and 80km.
There was also a CEI1* 80km won by Naroa Ibanez – ESP (Ainhoa Kesdor) with Saeed Al Baloushi – UAE (Noha d’Havenne) in second and Meike Fickenscher – GER(Protocol de Lafon) in third.
Heavy rain overnight and more throughout the day on Saturday made for testing conditions a big contrast with the heat wave experienced in June. Just like in June, it were the UAE riders who took first place in all four races although this time the British riders proved capable to claim podium places.
The staggered start was once again available in the CEI1* 80km with a number of riders taking advantage of it but most opting for the mass start.
A convincing victory was for Hasher Al Maktoum – UAE (B’twin de Moons) and Nikki Malcolm – GBR  (Oso Edith) took second place before Samantha Mowatt – GBR (Lateral Thinking).

Endurance World Euston Park Endurance. Crossing the water.In the CEIYJ2* 120km it was Rashed Al Tayer – UAE (ER Jamag) who started as leader in the last loop and seemed to be in control but got vetted out at the final vet check because of irregular gait.

Victory went to Suhail Al Ghailani – UAE (Razna Milin Riant) who had a comfortable lead on second placed Shaheen Al Mazrouei – UAE (Sugarplum TE) who on his turn had a very good lead on Ali Al Zarooni – UAE (Ainhoa Kiludi).

It was Ghanim Al Owaisi – UAE (Aspenview Amir) who came out victorious in the CEI2* 120km.
For the second place Saeed Al Mehairi – UAE (Mureib) and Mohammed Al Marri – UAE (Fagor) crossed the line side by side.
The weather conditions really tested the combinations in all races and could be considered as an important factor for the eliminations in Euston Park.

Endurance World Euston Park Endurance. Testing weather.In the CEI3* 160km were seven starters and only two finished.
But didn’t take anything away from winner Mansour Al Faresi  – UAE (Ukirfolie) who was in fifth position after the first loop but then took the lead and never gave it back. Second place was for Alisson Armagnac – FRA (S’teem de Lacam).

The entire prize fund for the Saturday rides was awarded based on FEI’s Best Condition.
Speaking on Saturday, Nick Brooks-Ward, Endurance Director at HPower Group Endurance, said: “We had another good ride today, despite some torrential rain at times. I’m delighted to say that all of the horses are healthy with only one requiring (minor) veterinary treatment and we are all now looking forward to the UK Endurance Masters in August which should be a fabulous festival of Endurance riding.”
Photo credit: Euston Park Endurance


Euston Park Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
Euston Park 2017-07-21. CEI1* 80km
1stNaroa IbanezESPAinhoa Kesdor
2ndSaeed Al BaloushiUAENoha d’Havenne
3rdMeike FickenscherGERProtocol de Lafon
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEI1* 80km
1stHasher Al MaktoumUAEB’twin de Moons
2ndNikki MalcolmGBROso Edith
3rdSamantha MowattGBRLateral Thinking
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEIYJ2* 120km
1stSuhail Al GhailaniUAERazna Milin Riant
2ndShaheen Al MazroueiUAESugarplum TE
3rdAli Al ZarooniUAEAinhoa Kiludi
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEI2* 120km
1stGhanim Al OwaisiUAEAspenview Amir
2ndSaeed Al MehairiUAEMureib
3rdMohammed Al MarriUAEFagor
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEI3* 160km
1stMansour Al FaresiUAEUkirfolie
2ndAlisson Armagnac FRAS'teem de Lacam

Testing weather conditions at Euston Park Endurance

Euston Park, Thetford, Suffolk, Great Britain. Saturday 22 July 2017.
This was the third race weekend of the 2017 Euston Park Endurance Rides, the HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival presented by Longines.


New edition to the track in Euston Park was the pink loop which went out to the King’s Forest and took in Queen Mary’s Drive and was very well received by the riders, providing a new challenge and some great tracks. This loop of 38km was the first for the 120 and 160km.
Endurance World Euston Park Endurance. A British rider.On Friday, there were two national rides with a 40km and 80km.
There was also a CEI1* 80km won by Naroa Ibanez – ESP (Ainhoa Kesdor) with Saeed Al Baloushi – UAE (Noha d’Havenne) in second and Meike Fickenscher – GER(Protocol de Lafon) in third.
Heavy rain overnight and more throughout the day on Saturday made for testing conditions a big contrast with the heat wave experienced in June. Just like in June, it were the UAE riders who took first place in all four races although this time the British riders proved capable to claim podium places.
The staggered start was once again available in the CEI1* 80km with a number of riders taking advantage of it but most opting for the mass start.
A convincing victory was for Hasher Al Maktoum – UAE (B’twin de Moons) and Nikki Malcolm – GBR  (Oso Edith) took second place before Samantha Mowatt – GBR (Lateral Thinking).

Endurance World Euston Park Endurance. Crossing the water.In the CEIYJ2* 120km it was Rashed Al Tayer – UAE (ER Jamag) who started as leader in the last loop and seemed to be in control but got vetted out at the final vet check because of irregular gait.

Victory went to Suhail Al Ghailani – UAE (Razna Milin Riant) who had a comfortable lead on second placed Shaheen Al Mazrouei – UAE (Sugarplum TE) who on his turn had a very good lead on Ali Al Zarooni – UAE (Ainhoa Kiludi).

It was Ghanim Al Owaisi – UAE (Aspenview Amir) who came out victorious in the CEI2* 120km.
For the second place Saeed Al Mehairi – UAE (Mureib) and Mohammed Al Marri – UAE (Fagor) crossed the line side by side.
The weather conditions really tested the combinations in all races and could be considered as an important factor for the eliminations in Euston Park.

Endurance World Euston Park Endurance. Testing weather.In the CEI3* 160km were seven starters and only two finished.
But didn’t take anything away from winner Mansour Al Faresi  – UAE (Ukirfolie) who was in fifth position after the first loop but then took the lead and never gave it back. Second place was for Alisson Armagnac – FRA (S’teem de Lacam).

The entire prize fund for the Saturday rides was awarded based on FEI’s Best Condition.
Speaking on Saturday, Nick Brooks-Ward, Endurance Director at HPower Group Endurance, said: “We had another good ride today, despite some torrential rain at times. I’m delighted to say that all of the horses are healthy with only one requiring (minor) veterinary treatment and we are all now looking forward to the UK Endurance Masters in August which should be a fabulous festival of Endurance riding.”
Photo credit: Euston Park Endurance


Euston Park Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
Euston Park 2017-07-21. CEI1* 80km
1stNaroa IbanezESPAinhoa Kesdor
2ndSaeed Al BaloushiUAENoha d’Havenne
3rdMeike FickenscherGERProtocol de Lafon
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEI1* 80km
1stHasher Al MaktoumUAEB’twin de Moons
2ndNikki MalcolmGBROso Edith
3rdSamantha MowattGBRLateral Thinking
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEIYJ2* 120km
1stSuhail Al GhailaniUAERazna Milin Riant
2ndShaheen Al MazroueiUAESugarplum TE
3rdAli Al ZarooniUAEAinhoa Kiludi
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEI2* 120km
1stGhanim Al OwaisiUAEAspenview Amir
2ndSaeed Al MehairiUAEMureib
3rdMohammed Al MarriUAEFagor
Euston Park 2017-07-22. CEI3* 160km
1stMansour Al FaresiUAEUkirfolie
2ndAlisson Armagnac FRAS'teem de Lacam

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