FEI Media Advisory
Lausanne (SUI), 14 August 2023
FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses Wraps Up at Padise Equestrian Centre
The Padise Equestrian Centre (PEC), located near Estonia’s Baltic Sea coast and an hour’s drive from the capital of Tallinn, has successfully hosted the inaugural FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses in Northern Europe, showcasing the PEC’s world-renowned infrastructure and commitment to responsible horsemanship.
The opening ceremony featured representatives from 13 National Federations (NFs) and the participation of 40 horses from countries that included Argentina, Bahrain, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Kuwait, Lithuania, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, and the UAE.
As part of the ceremony, NF representatives and officials planted 30 cherry blossom trees on the venue grounds, symbolising the event’s commitment to environmental awareness, which was followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a gala dinner to officially open the championship.
The championship’s natural and technical track, winding through a forest landscape, provided a challenging course totalling 120KM over 4 loops that emphasised both rider skills and stamina for the 8 year-old horses competing.
Taking to the podium were Dominika Malikova Kleinova (SVK), clinching Gold with her mare, Molta. Buti Ali Saif Ali Al Nuaimi (UAE), taking Silver riding his gelding SW Iskulm, and Gil Berenguer Carrera (ESP), taking Bronze on his stallion, Fatal.
Check the podium winners:
1° Dominika Malikova Kleinova (SVK) on Molta. Finish Time = 14:49:36
2° Buti Ali Saif Ali Al Nuaimi (UAE) on SW Iskulm. Finish Time = 15:11:13
3° Gil Berenguer Carrera (ESP) on Fatal. Finish Time = 15:11:17
Check the full results here
Photo caption: The Estonian team planting cherry blossom trees at the opening ceromony of the FEI Endurance World Championship for Young Horses in Padise (EST)
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