The Al Khalediah Festival Cup

Endurance Challenge 2012

FEI CEI ** 120 KM

Al Khalediah Farm, Tebrak, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

DATE:

23rd January 2012

ORGANIZER:

This is a joint adventure between the Al Khalediah Arabian Horse Festival and the Saudi Arabia Equestrian Federation.

PATRON:

His Royal Highness, Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud.

VENUE:

Al Khalediah Farm, Tebrak, which is 90km from Riyadh on the road to Makkah (Holy place), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (K.S.A). With its excellent facilities and infrastructure, the venue is set to provide excellent facilities suited to overseas and local participants, officials and visitors.

ENTRY RESTRICTION:

This race is for Purebred Arabian horses only that are WAHO registered.

BRIEF REVIEW/ BIRD EYE VIEW:

The Prince Khaled‘s Cup Endurance Challenge 2012 will be a door opening event to the FEI World Class Endurance in the K.S.A. In the challenge, riders will have to plot through various terrains, undulating slopes and sandy areas in the subtropical cool air in the morning and night. The Looping will be marked with flags prominently at strategic points to guide the riders for looping distance and direction. Along the trails, there will be designated water points providing drinking water and ice water for cooling at approximately every 5km. Throughout the course, riders will need to go through compulsory stops after each loop called Vet Gate, for cooling their horses, whilst ensuring the safety and welfare of their animal from the checks performed by a highly expert team of endurance veterinarians.

OFFICIALS

 

OFFICIAL PATRON:

HRH PRINCE KHALED BIN SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD

 

 

HIGHER ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

HRH PRINCE KHALED BIN SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD PRESIDENT

PRINCE FAISAL BIN MOHAMMED ALSAUD MEMBER

HRH PRINCE NAWAF BIN FAISAL BIN FAHD AL SAUD MEMBER

ENG. ABDULLAH BIN FAHD BIN SWEILEM MEMBER

GEN. AYED AL-JEAID MEMBER

ENG. SAMI ALNOHAIT MEMBER

MR. MUTLAQ BIN MUSHRIF MEMBER

 

 

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

H.H PRINCE. ABDULLAH BIN FAHD BIN ABDULLAH ALSAUD (SEF)                PRESIDENT

MR RONNY VOSCH (AKAHF)                                                                           MEMBER

MR.KHALED ALOTAIBI (SEF)                                                                            MEMBER

DR.ANAS HASSAN ( SEF)                                                                                 MEMBER

 

 

GROUND JOURY

MR. MOHAMMED ALADHAB (UAE)                                                              PRESIDENT

MR.KHALED ALOTAIBI (KSA)                                                                      MEMBER

MR.RONNY VOSCH (BE)                                                                              MEMBER

MR.SUNDAR RETHINAVEL (IND)                                                                  MEMBER

MR. AHMED BADAWI (TUN)                                                                         MEMBER

MR.BASSAM ALANIZI (KSA)                                                                       MEMBER

MR. HAMDAN ALHAMDAN (KSA)                                                                MEMBER

MR.IBRAHIM ASIRI (KSA)                                                                              MEMBER

MR.MOHAMMED ALLHAIDAN (KSA)                                                            MEMBER

MR.FAHAD ALABDULAZIZ (KSA)                                                                MEMBER

 

 

FOREIGN JUDGE

BO KJELLGREN (SWE)

 

 

FOREIGN TECHNICAL DELEGATE

MR. NASRI NAWAR (JOR)

 

 

CHIEF STEWARD

MR. AHMAD ALHAMMADI (UAE)

 

 

STEWARDS

MR. MOHAMMED ALYAMMAHY (UAE)

MR.KHALED ALARJANI (KSA)

MR.ALI ALZAHRANI (KSA)

MR.ADEL DIAB (SUD)

 

 

FOREIGN VETERINARY DELEGATE

DR. ANAS HASSAN (JOR)

VETERINARY COMMISSION

Dr.SOMMERSETH Hallvard (NOR)                   PRESIDENT

DR.YASEIN MUATAMARY (TUN)                  MEMBER

DR.ZAHID RAFIQ (PAK)                                 MEMBER

DR.IBRAHIM ALHASSAN (JOR)                     MEMBER

DR. SHAFY Mohamed (IND)                           MEMBER

DR.ABDULRAHMAN ALTALAFHA (JOR)      MEMBER

DR.KHALED ALYAHYAN (KSA)                    MEMBER

DR.TAWFIQ ALMEHSEN (KSA)                      MEMBER

DR.OMAR ALIBRAHIM (KSA)                         MEMBER

Dr.ABU AL SAUD Hussain (KSA)                  MEMBER

 

 

TREATMENT VETERINARIAN

DR.MAHROS (EGY) MEMBER

DR.MOHAMMED ABDULLATIF (SUD) MEMBER

ALKHALEDIAH HOSPITAL

RESIDUE TESTING VETERINARIAN

DR.KHALID AQEL (EGY) MEMBER

 

 

NETWORK&TIMING SYSTEM

SAUDI ARABIAN EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION

MR. MOHAMMED ALABDAN (KSA)

MR.HASAN ALABDULLAH (KSA)

MR.FOUAD ABDULMAJEID (KSA)

MR.ABDULAZIZ AL OTAIBI (KSA)

MR.BADER ALKHALIFAH (KSA)

 

COURSE MARKINGS

SAUDI ARABIAN EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION ENDURANCE COMMITTEE

 

FARRIER

SUPPLIED BY KHALEDIAH STABLES

 

HEART RATE MONITERING SYSTEM

RADDERY DISK MARK (UK)

 

TECHNICAL LAYOUT AND STRUCTURE OF THE RIDE:

Pre-ride inspection date is 22 January 2012.

Before the ride, horses will be inspected by a veterinarian to ensure that they are fit to perform in the ride. Additionally, riders will be given a map of the course by the organizer to shows the route, the places for compulsory halts, and any natural obstacles (such as ditches, sandy area).

The ride will be divided into five loops or phases. After each phase, horses are stopped for a veterinary inspection (called a "Vet Gate"), where they will be checked for soundness and dehydration, with their pulse and respiration taken. To continue the ride, the horse must pass the examination, including reducing its heart rate below that will be specified for the event, typically 64 bpm. The riders' time keeps running until their horses reach the required target, so it is important that the horses recover as soon as possible. Any horse unfit to continue (due to lameness or excessive fatigue, for example) will be eliminated by the veterinarian. After the veterinary inspection, the horse will held for an additional time (usually between 30-40 minutes), at which time it will offer feed and water.

Under the rules of the FEI, the first horse that crosses the finishline and pass the vet check as "fit to continue" is the winner, after calculated its whole time spend in loops. This will do by the Time and Result System which is provided by Intl. Endurance Equestrian Events.