Valerie Kanavy has confirmed that she will ride Spectacular Gold ( Tikisflaming Jet x Hals Metourmaline), her eight year old Arabian with a Kontiki bloodline at the Abu Dhabi HH President of the UAE invitational February 12th. Kavany and Spec won the 2010 160 km AERC National Championship in a swift ride time of 7:55 and received Best Condition. Kanavy will travel to Abu Dhabi after attending the USEF Convention where she will hand the Maggie Price award to Ceci Butler- Stasiuk, who will also be attending the invitational in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The horses are scheduled to ship out on February 6th. I’ll be reporting live from Abu Dhabi.