Helen Buhler was crowned by Kamiekazi for the Most Partner Ship under the supervision of Adam Niue, the champion of the fifth round of the Mother of the Emirates World Cup, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for Women, held yesterday at Royal Windsor, London. 11th edition of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Arabian Horse Festival.
The festival will be held under the guidance of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and with the support of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak (Mother of the Emirates), President of the General Women's Union, President of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.
The festival includes the Zayed Cup and the World Championships of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for women «Ifhar» and trainees cadets «Efra» and Al Wathba Stallions Cup, and the awards of Darley awards «Mother of the Emirates» Abu Dhabi 2019, and the ability races under the auspices of the International Federation, and the International Championship of Sheikha Latifa bint Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Bonny horses.
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak women's race (Afhar), with a prize of £ 14,000, was attended by 10 cavalry from Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Croatia, Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom.
German rider Helen proved her prowess in this race, where she started from the fifth gate, remained behind the leaderboard and did not rush much, and in the last 600 meters deep in the rectum advanced to the top, and the horse was driven strongly in the last 400 meters.
Helen moved away from her closest rival to the finish line, comfortably 2.75 tall from her Hungarian runner-up Ister Gillis, and ran the 1,600-meter race at the Caulino strain in 1:55:36 minutes.
Second-placed Hungarian Izter started from the second gate on the Zain Zaklis horse of the Arab Zain farm under the direction of Peter Hummer Slay. She was directly behind the leaders and chased the leader in the last 400 meters but did not catch up with the winner.
Beaters Alonso finished second in the third place on the Vendetta Lallest All Partner Ship under the direction of Adam Niue. She competed strongly and finished second before losing her place in the final meters.
Helen Buhler said she was delighted to win the fifth round of the Mother of the Emirates World Cup and qualified for the finals at Abu Dhabi next November, praising the horse coached by Adam Buhler to achieve the achievement.
This is the fourth win in the marathon born in 1998, out of a total of 81 entries, and the rider, weighing 51 kg, is still in the study stage (student), and obtained her first license in horse driving in 2017.
Her most notable victory came via the Silent Water at Kinsim Park in 2019.
Following the end of the race, Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Arabian Horse Festival, General Manager of Al Wathba Stallions, President of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), and Samira Maatouk, presented the awards to the winners.
Fadia Karam, a representative of the shepherds, Jenny Heinze of the Arabian Horse Association in Britain, and Nizar Shehab participated in the coronation ceremony.
Upcoming races in Warsaw
Sloszewic Racecourse in Warsaw, Poland, will host the fifth round of the Zayed Cup and the sixth round of the Mother of the Emirates World Cup.