The Al Khalediah Festival Cup
Endurance Challenge 2012
FEI CEI ** 120 KM
Al Khalediah Farm, Tebrak, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
23rd January 2012
This is a joint adventure between the Al Khalediah Arabian Horse Festival and the Saudi Arabia Equestrian Federation.
His Royal Highness, Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al Saud.
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.
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.
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
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
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
BO KJELLGREN (SWE)
FOREIGN TECHNICAL DELEGATE
MR. NASRI NAWAR (JOR)
MR. AHMAD ALHAMMADI (UAE)
MR. MOHAMMED ALYAMMAHY (UAE)
MR.KHALED ALARJANI (KSA)
MR.ALI ALZAHRANI (KSA)
MR.ADEL DIAB (SUD)
FOREIGN VETERINARY DELEGATE
DR. ANAS HASSAN (JOR)
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
DR.MAHROS (EGY) MEMBER
DR.MOHAMMED ABDULLATIF (SUD) MEMBER
RESIDUE TESTING VETERINARIAN
DR.KHALID AQEL (EGY) MEMBER
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)
SAUDI ARABIAN EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION ENDURANCE COMMITTEE
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.