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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 November 2018

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed gets ready to retain World Equestrian Games title

Five UAE riders led by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, will attempt to claim a record fourth Longines FEI World Equestrian Games team title on Saturday as the 2016 renewal of the competition gets underway.
Horses from the UAE Endurance Team are inspected and passed fit to compete at the Pre-Ride Vet Check at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship in Slovakia. Courtesy Neville Hopwood
Horses from the UAE Endurance Team are inspected and passed fit to compete at the Pre-Ride Vet Check at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship in Slovakia. Courtesy Neville Hopwood

SAMORIN, SLOVAKIA // Five UAE riders led by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, will attempt to claim a record fourth Longines FEI World Equestrian Games team title on Saturday as the 2016 renewal of the competition gets underway.

Sheikh Hamdan was present at the Samorin Equestrian Centre venue in Samorin, Slovakia, on Friday for the Pre-Ride vet check, along with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

Sheikh Hamdan, who is the reigning champion after he won the title in 2014, will partner Ismael Mohammed-trained Ramaah.

The 160-kilometre route consists of scenic countryside and largely follows the course of the Danube River.

Following a 6am mass start, the field is scheduled to complete five loops of 40km, 35km, 35km, 30km and 20km.

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