Malaysia’s King, HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin finished with a ride time of 10:36 to be the first Malaysian to fully qualify for the 2008 World Endurance Championship!
3 March 2008, Kuala Lumpur
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan is the first Malaysian to qualify for the World Endurance Championship 2008 (WEC 2008) to be held in Kuala Terengganu this coming November. The Malaysian King was awarded the Certificates of Completion after having successfully completed within the official stimulated time at both the H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cup Championship in Dubai on 12 January 2008 and H.H. The President of United Arab Emirates Endurance Cup in Abu Dhabi on 16 February 2008.
To qualify for the World Endurance Championship, a participant must obtain two Certificates of Completion with the same horse in the race endorsed by The International Equestrian Federation. To be awarded The Certificate of Completion, a participant must complete the 160-km race within 13 hours 20 minutes with a rider/horse combination.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan completed the races with the gelding named Ibrahim Pascha Larzac in 11 hours, 07 minutes, 01 second, and 10 hours 36 minutes 21 seconds in Dubai and Abu Dhabi respectively. The latter is the second best time achieved in Malaysia ’s history and the best clocked this year.