Mark on your calender ~ February 12th as the 12th running of the HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup, a CEI#3 160 km (100 mile) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Three US riders have been invited to this prestigious event and will ship horses by February 6th: 1994 and 1998 World Endurance gold medalist Valerie Kanavy, 2010 US World Equestrian Games Endurance competitor, Deborah Reich and DJB Juniper, and 2010 recipient of the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Trophy, given to the endurance athlete who earns the most points in selected US Ranking Trials during the ride year, Ceci Butler-Stasiuk, who will ship DJB Cytron Tron. Kanavy will decide shortly on which horse will travel with her.
I’ll report from Abu Dhabi with photos of the event.
Butler-Stasiuk (Humble, TX) and DJB Cytron Kon JMF, owned by her mother Darolyn Butler, won the Florida Horse Park CEI3* 160km ride in January and were named to the short list for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Championship in September but did not make the final list.