Bahrain - World Endurance Championship for Young Riders
Abu Dhabi: Sh Khaled Goes For Gold
HE Sheikh Khaled Bin Sultan Al Nahyan is aiming to claim a second World Championship for Wrsan Stables owned by his father HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister. He aims to repeat the success of his brother Sh Hazza who in January this year won the Senior World Championship in a record time.
Sh Khaled is currently studying at the American University of Sharjah and to continue his preparation for the Junior/Young Riders World Championships he moved six of his horses to nearby Sharjah Equestrian Centre. His enthusiasm for the sport initiated some of his fellow students joining him in the 46km qualifier at Al Wathba earlier this month.
Sh Khaled 's horse for the World Championship is the French bred Miss Dancer who in July won Catus in France, run over the World Championship distance of 120km.
A Gold medal for Sh Khaled would stamp a new entry in the record books as the first family to hold concurrently both the Senior and Junior/Young Riders World Championships.
December 11th 2005-12-11