May 27 Compiegne, France ~ 160kmCEIO 3* Nations Cup
This race, a coveted fixture on the May European racing calendar can be a show ground for upcoming endurance horses. The May 27th race was won by Qatar’s Faleh Nasser riding Antall De Jalima, who came in with a riding time of 7:49:18 and an average speed of 20.25kph.
He was followed by a small army of French riders: Jean-Philippe Frances (7:51:11) riding Qrafik La Majorie, followed by Philippe Tomas (7:51:12) on Quotien Persky and Enora Boulenger on Melia Du Barthas.
Bahrain Royal Endurance Team riders Abdulrahman Al Saad and Raed Mahmood were fifth and seventh. Al Saad completed this 160km ride in seven hours, 51 minutes and 35 seconds, while Mahmood crossed the finish line in 7:51:35.
Oman’s Mahmood Marhoon finished sixth between the two Bahrainis, with French rider Pierre Fleury coming eighth, followed by Juilien Goachet, Lisa Riou, Geraldine Brault and Cecile Demierre, all of France.
Meanwhile, France won the Team event with riders, Jean Philippe Frances on Qrafik La Marjorie; Philippe Tomas riding Quotien Persky; Pierre Fleury on Kerfog and Lisa Riou on Syl Pen Duick. Brazil took second in Teams and Qatar was third.
Congratulations to all.