Mohammed inspects readiness of UAE horses

KENTUCKY — His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who is leading the UAE riders to the 13th World Equestrian Games to be held on Sunday (today) at the Kentucky Horse Park, inspected on Saturday the health and readiness of UAE horses taking part in the race.

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Published: Sun 26 Sep 2010, 10:16 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:29 AM

Shaikh Mohammed said he was satisfied with pre-race preparations made by the administrative and technical teams. Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, was also present on the occasion.

Riders from 58 countries will compete for the world prestigious endurance title in the 160km distance race.

The World Equestrian Games will be held in Lexington, Kentucky. This will be the 6th edition of the Games which are held every four years and organised by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). For the first time, the games will be hosted by a city in the United States.

The World Equestrian Games, held every four years, are comprised of the world championships for eight equestrian sports — show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, reining, vaulting, endurance and para-equestrian.

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