DUBAI, 16th September 2016 (WAM) – Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was in attendance today at the final handicapping and medical examination of the horses taking part in the World Endurance Championship 2016, to be held tomorrow in Samorin in Slovakia.

A record 136 riders from 46 nations, including the UAE, will compete in the 160-kilometer endurance race.

Sheikh Mohammed also met at the Samorin Equestrian Centre with H.H. Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Chief of the Bahraini Olympic Committee, and Abdul Raziq Abdul Qadir Al Shahwarzi, Commander of the Omani Royal Cavalry, along with other heads of the delegations attending the championship.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, who won the individual gold at the previous championship in Normandy, France, will lead the UAE team of five riders. Other members include Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum, Sheikh Hamad bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum, Saif Ahmed Al Mazrouei and Abdullah Ghanim Al Marri.

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