Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Terengganu Confirmed To Host WEC 2008 !

IT'S confirmed! Malaysia will get to host the 2008 World Endurance Championship after passing the final test set by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) in Lembah Bidong, Setiu, yesterday.

To qualify for the host job, at least 40 per cent of the foreign riders taking part in the Sultan's Cup Terengganu Endurance Challenge at the Terengganu International Endurance Park, had to complete the 160km race.According to event manager Azrin Zuhdi, the foreign riders' completion rate was 67 per cent while the overall completion rate was 71 per cent, well above the international average of 46 per cent.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Be entertained at the FEI 5-Star KL Grand Prix

Come November 23, Stadium Putra will be pulsating with activities centred on the FEI 5-Star KL Grand Prix – the world’s greatest horse show.

Visitors to the FEI 5-Star KL Grand Prix will experience the breathtaking and electrifying excitement of World Champions, Olympian gold medallists, World Cup Champions and the world’s No.1 rider and superstar horses in action.

The highlights of this year’s Grand Prix is the first ever FEI Nations Cup and the highly acclaimed FEI 5-Star KL Grand Prix where the winner walks away with a whopping RM350,000.00. Another exciting highlight is the Pony Club Mounted Games Challenge – watch the gutsy Pony Clubbers show off their skills on horseback while having fun winning points for their teams.

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All systems go for Sultan’s Cup Terengganu Endurance Challenge 2007

After months of planning, everything is ready to go for the Sultan’s Cup Terengganu Endurance Challenge 2007 from 9th to 11th November 2007 at the Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP) in Lembah Bidong, Terengganu.

Forty-one riders from 14 participating countries including Argentina, Brazil, United States, Japan, Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Portugal, Qatar, UAE, South Africa, Australia and Malaysia together with their horses have been in Terengganu for the past three weeks training and acclimatising themselves to our hot and humid weather, and also familiarising themselves with the race route covering a multitude of terrains where they will do seven loops to cover a distance of 160km.

“The Organising Committee, the technical staff and everyone involved in the Sultan’s Cup Terengganu Endurance Challenge 2007 has been working very hard to ensure that the event is successful. And I believe it will be, with all the preparation work that has put in to make this event happen,” said YBhg. Datuk Seri Dr. Salleh Mohd Nor, Vice Chairman of Yayasan DiRaja Sultan Mizan, the Organiser of the event.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

SEA Games Polo Teams

Polo is being played in the South East Asian Games for the first time since 1983 in Singapore, when Malaysia won the gold medal.

This year's SEA Games tournament is a 4 to 6 goal tournament, meaning that all teams entered have to play off that handicap range. There are five teams entered for the SEA Games Polo: Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. The format of play is on a league basis, with a the top two teams then meeting in finals to decide gold, silver and bronze medals.

All matches will be played at VR Sports Club in Samut Prakarn, near Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi airport.

Each country can register up to six players in their team. The four players for each match is declared the day before the matches.

Here the team list and players :

Thursday, November 1, 2007

SEA Games Schedule

Want to know when all the action is happening at the SEA Games? Equestrian.Com.My has compiled a schedule of events, times and locations for you.

If you are going to watch the equestrian events, you'll want to stay in Pattaya as all the equestrian events are at Horseshoe Point. Only the cross-country phase of the Eventing will be held at Harald Link's Thailand Polo Club, which is just a few minutes drive from Horseshoe Point.

All the polo will be held in Bangkok at VR Sports Club. This is located in Samut Prakarn, near Bangkok's new Suvanabhumi airport.

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