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Al Muhairi leads domain of United Arab Emirates
Saeed Salem Atiq Khamis Al Muhairi wins the individual title of the FEI Meydan World Endurance Championship Young Riders & Juniors. UAE wins team gold, silver for Spain and bronze for Italy

SAN ROSSORE (PISA) – United Arab Emirates absolute protagonists of the FEI Meydan World Championship Young Riders & Juniors 2019, which took place on Sepetember 18, at the San Rossore racecourse as part of the fifth edition of Toscana Endurance Lifestyle. The individual title went to Saeed Salem Atiq Khamis Almuhairi, who, riding Bingo de la Tour, won with the average speed of 25.15 km / h, confirming himself as World Champion under 21 and repeating the success he had achieved two years ago in Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy. Behind him the compatriots Shaheen Yayhya Shaheen Khalfan Almazrouei on Keeshan d'Aillas and Saif Ahmed Mohammed Ali Almazrouei on Perzan.

For the young rider and his teammates it was an unforgettable day: five at the start and five at the top five places on the arrival, with the conquest of the team gold medal; second place for Spain (Jana Oms Quert, Bruna Pujols Amantell and Anna Sler Vila) and othird place for Italy (Camilla Coppini, Camilla Malta, Caterina Coppini), celebrated in San Rossore by an enthusiastic and proud president Marco Di Paola.

The 105 binomials representing 35 nations have aligned themselves at the start of the first of the three races scheduled for the Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2019 (HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italy Endurance Festival, the FEI Meydan World Endurance Championship Young Horses 2019) have kept the expectations of the eve in full, providing high-level technical services and making the most of the great opportunities guaranteed by a race course that year after year is noted for smoothness, reliability and safety ensured to the pairs in race.

Saeed Salem Atiq Khamis Almuhairi and his four companions took advantage of the opportunity to the fullest and, at the end of the last of the four loops in which the 120-kilometer track was divided, appeared on the finishing lane of the San Rossore racecourse in parade, digging a margin of 4'37 "against the sixth classified, the Spanish Jana Oms Quert.

Archive the emotions of the FEI Meydan World Championship young riders & juniors 2019, with the festive award ceremony that lit the limelight on the winners.

The 105 riders from 35 nations, including Algeria, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, Norway, Holland , Oman, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Slovakia, USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Hungary, and Uruguay. Very significant numbers, which give even more weight to just how important San Rossore has become.

The venue for the Young Riders & Juniors World Championship boasts the largest number of competitors on the old continent.

Equally significant is the number of riders at the starting line. There were more than 100 riders, a number that hasn’t been surpassed in twelve years: 93 teams at Valeggio sul Mincio (Italy) in 2017, 50 at Santo Domingo (Chile) in 2015, 86 at Tarbes (France) in 2013, 79 at Abu Dhabi (UAE) in 2011, 93 in Babolna (Hungary) in 2009 and 57 at Campo de Mayo (Argentina) in 2007.

The high number of teams starting is also synonymous with high technical levels. The most qualified young riders on the world scene, many of whom are already leaders in the FEI Endurance Young Riders World Rankings, competed on the 120-kilometer-long San Rossore course with three major objectives: to complete the race, to do so while maintaining the wellbeing of the horse, and to achieve the best possible ranking.

The three competitions of Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2019 extended along a 120-km racecourse, and the starting line, finish line and midway checks took place at the San Rossore racecourse. The track was chosen based on terrains that alternate dirt roads with sand and grassy fields, guaranteeing maximum safety and the absolute wellbeing of the horses, thanks to consistent and shady areas. These are ideal conditions, further enriched by the existing structures at the San Rossore racecourse and in the International Village that will be built inside the historic track, an endurance bastion designed to be the heart of the event, beginning with the opening ceremony on Monday 16 September at 7:30 p.m. Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2019 will also reach its full networking potential here, with the interaction between large events and the area, and the meetings of different peoples and cultures.

Source: Photos: Oreste Testa, Chantal Sikkink and Chiara Gobbetti  


2001 Segovia (Spa)
Individual: Sh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum / Alrika (UAE)
Team: Spain
2003 Rocca di Papa (Ita)
Individual: Jacopo Di Matteo / Uruguay (Ita)
Team: Italy
2005 Bahrain (Brn)
Individual: Fahad Sulaiman Alazri / Lormar Lorraine
Team: Australia
2007 Campo de Mayo (Arg)
Individual: Manuela Antonaccio / Metiche (Uru)
Team: Uruguay
2009 Babolna (Hun)
Individual: Hussain Ali Al Marzouoi / Sergai (UAE)
Team: France
2011 Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Individual: Martin Stirling / Vendaval (Uru)
Team: Uruguay
2013 Tarbes (Fra)
Individual: Khalifa Ali Khalifan Al Jahouri / Niac Armor (UAE)
Team: France
2015 Santo Domingo (Chi)
Individual: Fahad Helal Mohamed Al Khatri / Poly de Coat Frity (Brn)           
Team: Bahrain
2017 Valeggio sul Mincio (Ita)
Individual: Saeed Salem Atiq Khamis Almuhairi / Rabdan (UAE)
Team: UAE
2019 San Rossore (ITA)
Individual: Saeed Salem Atiq Khamis Almuhairi / Bingo dela Tour (UAE)
Team: UAE

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