Home Shop Classified News, Stories Events Education Ridecamp Videos Cartoons AERC
Endurance.Net Home 2007 FEI European Championship and Open Qatar Challenge




Click for Lisbon, Portugal Forecast
Interactive Map
Download Google Earth

Official Website



COMPANHIA DAS LEZIRAS

Barroca d'Alva
 

Results Summary || Images of the Day || Portugal Arrival || Vetting In || News || Video SlideShows and DVD || Ordering the DVD
Race Day - Merri Melde    ||    In Retrospect - Steph Teeter

Best Condition


Hanaba du Bois ridden by Jean Phillipe Frances


Individual Medals


European Championship

Gold: France - Jean Phillipe Frances
and Hanaba du Bois
Silver: Spain - Jaume Punti
and Elvis AHB
Bronze: Spain - Maria Alvarez Ponton
and Nobby

Open Qatar Challenge

Gold: UAE - Mubarak Khalifa al Shafya
and Zakah Zahara
Silver: France - Jean Phillipe Frances
and Hanaba du Bois
Bronze: Spain - Jaume Punti
and Elvis AHB

Team Medals


European Championship
Gold:  France
Silver: Spain
Bronze:  Switzerland
Open Qatar Challenge
Gold: France
Silver: Bahrain
Bronze: Spain

The Finish

Images by Merri Melde

 

Awards

Images by Merri Melde

Awards

Images by Steph Teeter

Loops3&4

Images by Merri Melde

Loops4&5

Images by Merri Melde

The Finish

Images by Merri Melde

Loops2&3

Images by Merri Melde

Loop 1/Gate 1

Images by Merri Melde

Saturday Morning

Images by Steph Teeter

Opening Ceremony

Images by Merri Melde

The Show

Images by Merri Melde

The Vet-In

Images by Merri Melde

The Vet-In

Images by Steph Teeter

The Vet-In

Images by Merri Melde

Preparations

Images by Steph Teeter



European Championship In Retrospect - Steph Teeter

And yes, this event was indeed a fierce and compelling competition. A race, not a ride. And it wasn't just a few that were racing, everybody was maintaining a competitive pace, fairly close to the front of the pack. The winning time was 8:22. The slowest time was 10:46 - only a 2 hour spread between first and last over a 100 mile course. The top 12 riders finished within 30 minutes of each other, and 50% of finishers were within 1 hour of the winning time. I don't recall any World Championship that has been this closely contested. Four UAE riders left the final vetgate in first position, at least 10 minutes in front of the next horse. In the final results, all but one UAE rider was passed - by France and Spain - doing the final 27k phase (16miles) in one hour.
[More ...]




Race Day - Merri Melde

Whereas yesterday's atmostphere seemed to me to be somewhat relaxed for what I expected a European Championship to be, today it was intense, especially in the crewing area. Coming into the vet gates, it was like Indy 500 pitstops. Immediately as the horse crossed the line to stop the timer, people swarmed the horse to each do their specific job: one to grab the horse and remove the bridle, two - one on each side - to remove the saddle, one to throw water between the legs, two on each side to sponge the neck, two more on each side to pour buckets of water on the the horse, one to take the pulse, the whole crew and horse moving as one multi-legged organism toward the set-up water buckets for that horse, or moving toward the vet in gate.
...
Turning the corner for home, Vega and Prince Ahmed kicked into a sprint - but the race was over as soon as it started. The Prince's horse stumbled right away and he fell out of the race-in. However, I think Shaikh Ahmed's horse faked a stumble on purpose so he wouldn't have to race this little Rayito, because he knew there was going to be no catching him.
[More ...]



The Vetting In

VET-IN DAY - Merri Melde

It's a hazy, warm, muggy Portuguese morning as the teams assemble with their horses for the vetting in for tomorrow's championship ride. The atmosphere (so far) seems to lack tension, and the vet check flows smoothly, with officials directing horse and groom traffic, taking the entries into the vetting area team by team. After they pass the vet check they are fitted with an electronic timer around their neck, and their numbers written on their butts with the grease pens. A few horses are wound up enough at the trot out they have to do it twice (or three times), but that's mostly because they've been separated from their buddies. The American horses look good and rested after their long journey.

[More ...]



The Opening

PORTUGAL ARRIVAL - Merri Melde

The fun and chaos of a European Endurance Championship! Steph misses one of her flights due to insane security lines in London-Gatwick, there is no rent-a-car place at the airport that I rented a car from, I call the hotel and they have shuttle, and then they don't have a shuttle, the new hotel is so far out the taxi service is not quite sure how to get there or what to charge. I finally get to the hotel, throw everything all over mine and Steph's room (she will think a tornado hit), grab my gear, take another looooooooooong taxi ride to the venue (later one of the Swiss team said, ?I think your taxi driver was just driving you in biiiiiiiiiiiiiig circles, for fun!?), and once I'm there I realize I have forgotten some of my equipment.

[More ...]


Results Summary - (Detailed Results)


RgNationFinal TimeGapAv.RiderHorse
1UAE608:22:1300'00"19.115MUBARAK KHALIFA AL SHAFYAZAKAH ZAHARA
2FRA3608:23:1200'59"19.077JEAN PHILLIPPE FRANCESHANABA DU BOIS
3ESP2608:23:1801'05"19.074JAUME PUNTI DACHSELVIS AHB
4ESP2808:23:4301'30"19.058*MARIA ALVAREZ PONTONNOBBY
5UAE308:25:0702'54"19.005*H.E SH HAMDAN BIN MOHD AL MAKTOUMKAYSAND FARRAZAH
6FRA3508:42:4220'29"18.366*PHILIPPE BENOITAKIM DU BOULVE
7FRA3408:42:4620'33"18.363*VIRGINIE ATGERKANGOO D'AURABELLE
8BRN1308:45:2923'16"18.268*H.H.SH NASSER BIN HAMAD AL KHALIFABASIC INSTINCT
9GER3808:48:4926'36"18.153*GABRIELA FÖRSTERPRICELESS GOLD
10FRA3208:49:0126'48"18.146*PASCALE DIETSCHHIFRANE DU BARTHAS
11BEL108:49:2627'13"18.132*VAN DEN ABEELE KRISTELEPSON DE LA BRUSKAIE
12BRN1709:01:4339'30"17.721*GHAZI AL DOSSERIBAJA DE PIBOUL
13BRN1609:09:4447'31"17.463MOHAMMED ABDULAZIZ AL HASANKEFIR DE SOMMAQNT
14BRN1509:09:4547'32"17.462*YUSUF ALI TAHERGANDA KOY
15ESP2709:11:4849'35"17.397ELOINA FERNANDEZ VEGARAYITO
16UAE409:12:1249'59"17.385*H.E SH AHMED BIN MOHD AL MAKTOUMJAZYK
17POR10409:24:1802'05"17.012*RUI PEREIRACANÁRIO
18GBR4309:31:1108'58"16.807SUSAN HAWESJADE RANI
19POR10209:31:1509'02"16.805*JOAO RAPOSOQUINZA
20GBR4209:31:4009'27"16.793*FIONA HAMILTONSHARIFAH
21ESP2509:40:5518'42"16.525*PATRICIA MARISCAL GARRIDO-FALLAKAT ADAL KAISER
22ESP3009:40:5918'46"16.523*ANA MARIA YEBRAVANITA BINT BACORA
23GBR4509:41:1118'58"16.518*CHRISTINE YEOMANFAROUK DE LOZELLE
24SUI8209:44:3722'24"16.421*URS WENGERZIALKA
25SUI8109:44:4122'28"16.419*NORA WAGNERTEMIR
26ITA5409:45:3523'22"16.393*MAUR LIVIANACYRIAK
27ITA5309:45:3923'26"16.392*MARRAMA CHIARAMAGIC START
28SUI8309:45:4323'30"16.390*VERONIKA MÜNGERJANNIK CH
29ITA5010:12:2250'09"15.676IACCHELLI CINZIAMISSOURI
30QAT7510:21:4259'29"15.441*ATTA MOHAMMED PEERTEQUILA
31QAT7210:21:5859'45"15.434*ABDUL RAHMAN AL SULAITINBENHAN STINGS COMMANDER
32KSA6010:22:0359'50"15.432*ABDULLAH BAHAINARAWAK DES VIALETTES
33POR10110:32:3310'20"15.176*FILIPE CACHEIRINHAPAPOILA
34GBR4410:43:2521'12"14.920*NICOLA SHERRYSHIMMERING BLUE JASMINE
35NED6510:46:0423'51"14.859*MARJOLEIN VOS-STURRUSBLACK MAGIC
36NED6210:46:2024'07"14.853*ANITA LAMSMA STURRUSLAYLA ARA FRANCINA
Riders Retired/Eliminated
FRA33ELIM.:B*SOPHIE ARNAUDELECTRA
POR106ELIM.:METAFILIPE FIALHOSULTANA BEN DANDY
RUS79ELIM.:B*MELBARD NIKOLAYTALMAZ
RUS76ELIM.:B*MAKHOV AKHMEDKARAGJOZ
POR103ELIM.:METAPEDRO GODINHOOLIMPICO DA AMEIRA
GRE46ELIM.:BALEXIA KOLPODINOUBARIQ AL AMAR
BRN18ELIM.:BRAEH MAHMOODANTAR
BRN14ELIM.:B*SH DUAIJ BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFASHAR RUSHKIN
KSA59ELIM.:B*HOMOUD ALSHAMMEREJAVELOT DE LA MOTTE
QAT74ELIM.:B*HAMAD ALI RASHID AL MARRIBENTLEY
KSA57ELIM.:B*H.H.S PRINCE ABDULLAHIRIS DE SOULT
QAT70ELIM.:METAFAHAD MUNIF AL HAJERIPRAVADO
POR100ELIM.:META*ANA MARGARIDA COSTAGOZLANE DU SOMAIL
USA90ELIM.:META*HEATHER REYNOLDSCAL FLAMING EMIT
GBR40ELIM.:BJAYME BONEKRAYAAN JESRA
GEO12ELIM.:BGUGUNAVA ANNAALMAZ
RUS49ELIM.:META*KUFANOV KAASENSNARYAD
POR108ELIM.:BANA MARIA BARRADASQ.B.
AUT10ELIM.:HF:61MARGUERITA FULLERKALACSNYIKOV
POR107ELIM.:METAJOĂO AMANTEPEPA BEN RITA
ITA51ELIM.:BFIORUCCI FAUSTOJAIFAR
KSA58ELIM.:META*BADER ALFARDAINHOA BILISKA
POR105ELIM.:BANTÓNIO MOURASULTĂO
SUI80ELIM.:B*ANNA LENA WAGNERPUSCHKIN
NED63ELIM.:BJEANNE LINEWEEVER RIBBERSRIKI'S MACHO MAN
BEL24ELIM.:BVAN DEN TROOST TOONLISKI DE BIESME
HUN47ELIM.:BJÓZSEF TÓTHHANIMA
NED61ELIM.:META*JANET LAMBUGAINVILLIA
BEL22ELIM.:METADENAYER STEPHANIENOUMEA DES SAUVLONS
RUS77ELIM.:B*MAGIYAEV KAPLANAGNES
GBR41ELIM.:META*SALLY HALLSIRE DE BOZOULS
NED66RETIRED*JANNET VAN WYKLATINO
UAE5ELIM.:B*H.E.SH MAJID BIN MOHD AL MAKTOUMKEVIN DE NARTHOUX
UAE2ELIM.:B*H.E.SH RASHID BIN MOHD AL MAKTOUMSPENDA CREST KARNOUFLAGE
GER37ELIM.:B*SABRINA ARNOLDJESTIME
BEL23ELIM.:B*GUILLAUDEUX MURIELNEVADA DU RUISSON
FRA31ELIM.:BPHILIPPE TOMASJOEL CABIRAT
USA92ELIM.:B*CHERYL VAN DEUSENDA AL CAPONE
BEL20ELIM.:B*BOULANGER KARINPOESPASS
LUX67ELIM.:BVALY SCHMARTZHAAWA DES GRAVES
ITA52ELIM.:B*GRIPPO VITONADI
ITA55ELIM.:B*GIACCHERO PATRIZIALOCACE
GER39ELIM.:B*URSULA KLINGBEILKHALIF
QAT73ELIM.:BABDULLA TOWAIM AL MARRIIDAHOO CHAMP
QAT71ELIM.:B*ESSA AHMED AL MANNAIDRAGON
BEL21ELIM.:B*CUVELIER ANNETARANE
USA93ELIM.:B*JANICE WORTHINGTONMOLLY'S VALIANT HEART
POR110ELIM.:BJOAQUIM POTESNAVIAH
POR109ELIM.:BMARGARIDA OLIVEIRA SOARESUVA
USA91ELIM.:B*DAROLYN BUTLERDJB DC MAC PROOF
UAE8ELIM.:BSULTAN BIN SULAYEMNASHMI
ESP29ELIM.:B*JORDI ARBOIXJOUR D'AINOA