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HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s Endurance series

Bahrain’s Ali Abdullah Al Subai and French teenager Alice Fabre emerged victories in the two endurance rides staged under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s ‘In the Year of Zayed’ series in Fontainebleau in Paris, France on Friday, March 30,2018.

Al Subaie won the 160-km (100 mile) ride on Henham Romeo to win the first ride of the Festival’s 100-mile endurance series to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The Bahraini rider was followed home by Italy’s Daniele Serioli on Up To You Art while Brazil’s Carlos Augusto De Barros on Koheilan Kajla was third.
The Festival’s 100-mile endurance series in the ‘Year of Zayed’ will after this ride stop at the Spanish capital of Madrid.
In the 120-km UAE Women’s Cup, also supported by the Festival, France made a clean sweep of the top three places while Bahrain’s Sheikha Najla Bint Salman Al Khalifa on Valdajir took fourth place.
Leading the French sweep was 18-year-old Alice Fabre who won the ladies ride on Al Baraka De Flauzin. The two other French riders – Gloria Laetitia on Adibou and Julia Montagne on Havana De Bozouls- finished second and third ahead of Bahrain’s Sheikha Najla.
Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, gave away the trophies and hailed the success of the opening event in the 100-mile series in celebration of 100 years of Zayed.
“We thank His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the Emirates, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for their support to the endurance rides, particularly the lady riders,” he said.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, Al Massood Automobiles and Nissan Middleast as official car partners, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Cavalos Equine Care Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Alawal Stud, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
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