Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, led the UAE to a team gold in the 160km endurance event at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, US, on Monday morning.
Shaikh Mohammad, who is returning to the world competition after skipping a few editions, is a former European Open champion while he has led the UAE to many international team victories both at the European Open championship as well as other regional events.

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Ciel Oriental ridden by HH Sh Mohammed bin Rashid AL Maktoum from United Arab Emirates gets watered down at a watering area during the Endurance Championship during the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (EPA)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum of the United Arab Emirates riding Ciel Oriental competes during the World Endurance Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (REUTERS)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Ciel Oriental ridden by HH Sh Mohammed bin Rashid AL Maktoum from United Arab Emirates crosses the finish line in second place in the Endurance Championship during the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (EPA)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Ciel Oriental ridden by HH Sh Mohammed bin Rashid AL Maktoum from United Arab Emirates gets watered down at a watering area during the Endurance Championship during the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (EPA)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Members of the United Arab Emirates team Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum (7) riding Ciel Oriental and Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed al Makhtoum riding Kangoo D'Aurabelle compete in the endurance championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (REUTERS)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum of the United Arab Emirates riding Ciel Oriental competes during the World Endurance Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (REUTERS)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Maria Mercedes Alvarez Ponton (L) of Spain riding Nobby leads Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (C) riding Ciel Oriental and Heather Reynolds of the U.S. riding Ssamiam during the World Endurance Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (REUTERS)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Maria Mercedes Alvarez Ponton from Spain (L) riding Nobby leads Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum of the United Arab Emirates (2nd L) riding Ciel Oriental and Alisija Zabavska-Granger riding Merlin (77) during the World Endurance Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (REUTERS)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates riding Ciel Oriental celebrates as he crosses the finish line to finish second in the World Endurance Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (REUTERS)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (3) of the United Arab Emirates riding Sas Alexis leads compatriot Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (5) riding Kangoo D'Aurabelle and Faleh Nasser Bughenaim (92) of Qatar riding Amir competing in the World Endurance Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. (REUTERS)

Shaikh Mohammed leads UAE to team gold at World Endurance Championship

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Makhtoum of the United Arab Emirates riding SAS Alexis pours water on his horse during the World Endurance Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentuck. (REUTERS)



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