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Shifting Sands of Time

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The Boudheib Initiative (BI), now entering its third year since creation, has gained momentum far exceeding initial expectations. When His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi first introduced the BI rules, he foresaw only changes for the UAE, but the international endurance world have embraced Sheikh Sultan’s unerring efforts with open arms in order to put ...

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Season Gets Underway At Boudheib

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  The 1st event of the season got underway at Boudheib’s International Endurance Village at 6.15 this morning with 101 horses participating in the 120km Open CEI** Al Ain Endurance Cup. We are delighted that the BECA (Boudheib Endurance Challenge Award) has gained in popularity here in the UAE with the majority riding to find a place in the final ...

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UAE’s Muhairi wins World Championship Endurance for Young Riders

UAE's Muhairi wins World Championship Endurance for Young Riders

UAE’s teenage sensation Saeed Al Muhairi astride 8-year-old Rabdan, was crowned world champion at The FEI Meydan World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and juniors 2017, a 120 km ride held at the scenic Parco Giardino Sigurtà in Verona, Italy. The 14-year-old was the standout performer in a field of 93 runners, from 15 teams representing 32 countries, with a ...

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Boudheib Initiative – Florac 2017 Update

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  When one thinks of world class endurance, there are only 3 venues which spring to mind, Tevis, Quilty & Florac. So it was a huge privilege to combine the philosophy of the Boudheib Initiative (BI) with this year’s Florac CEI/CEN*** 160km. Event organiser, Jean-Paul Boudon’s vision to invite Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nayhan’s BI protocol strengthening the focus ...

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UAE dominates Sheikha Fatima’s Ladies’ Cup in Italy

UAE dominates Sheikha Fatima's Ladies' Cup in Italy

Lady riders from the UAE did the country proud when four of their riders finished in the top five in the 120-km H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies CEI Two-star Cup which was part of the three-day Sardinia Endurance Festival that concluded on Sunday at the Horse Country Resort area in Arborea, Sardinia, in Italy. Four rides were part of ...

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Boudheib Initiative Kicks Off In South Africa

Boudheib Initiative South Africa 2017

The first in the 2017 series of 7 international Boudheib Initiative endurance events took place in South Africa last weekend, 26 – 28th May, on the beautiful Sondela Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province. The event, organised by the PwC Sondela Committee, did a fantastic job. The Vet Gate worked perfectly, and the facilities were superb. The course was interesting ...

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UAE Riders Shine In Euston Park

UAE Riders Shine at Euston Park endurance

The first Euston Park Endurance Rides, sponsored by Emirates Airline, took place in stunning weather conditions in Suffolk today. CEI3* 160Km, CEI2* 120Km, CEIYJ2* 120Km ,CEI1* 80Km rides were held on the Euston Park Estate and surrounding land. Riders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were victorious in each class. In fact each winning horse emanated from the same team: ...

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Top 3 Places For UAE Endurance At Royal Windsor

UAE rider Saeed Al Khayari was crowned winner of the 120km Royal Windsor Endurance Race in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, at ...

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Mohammed bin Rashid attends VIII Raid De Tordera CEI3* 160 endurance challenge

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the VIII Raid De Tordera CEI3* 160 endurance challenge in Spain today. Paula Muntala Sanchez of Spain won the title finishing the four-stage 160 km race in 7:38.24. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed followed the performance of the UAE riders at Spain’s most important ...

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BOUDHEIB INITIATIVE – DRIVING THE FUTURE OF ENDURANCE

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So another endurance season is over here in the UAE as the temperatures are creeping up to 40 degrees! The Boudheib Initiative has been very successful throughout our 2016/17 winter season and is helping the sport to return to its origins whilst the Best Endurance Challenge Award (BECA) is providing a good basic structure for the future ‘Welfare of the ...

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