By Duane Fonseca
Emirati riders dominated proceedings at Royal Windsor Endurance 2023 with victory in all three rides on the programme.
The rides were held along stunning trails in picturesque settings on 12 May and witnessed Musaab Mohammad Al Falasi, Saeed Mohammed Al Baloushi and Fares Al Mansoori turn up winners after dominating from start to finish.
Representing F3 Stables, Al Falasi landed the CEI1* 100km ride aboard Ebene Du Barthas AA, with his F3 Stables teammate Maitha Al Qubaisi taking second on Balkan Biliska AA and Spanish rider Rocio Esperanza Herrera Carmona third on Royal Endurance Team of Bahrain’s Zahra De Limarzel.
The CEI2* 120km event witnessed an all-Emirati podium, Al Baloushi, also of F3 Stables, aboard Alshemaime taking top spot after the first loop and holding on to win comfortably ahead of M7 Endurance Stables’ Saeed Ahmad Al Shamsi aboard Etna Trinacria. Finishing third was Al Shamsi’s teammate, Ghaith Saqer on Lenik Del Moli.
The feature event of the programme was the CEI 3* 160km ride that saw just two rider horse pairs finish, Al Mansoori, riding Eddy De Montrozier for M7 Endurance Stables, leading home Bahrain’s Isa Hameed Dakheel Al Anezi, who guided home Mirlet for the Royal Endurance Team of Bahrain.