February 11, 2010–The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will be represented by two endurance riders at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Al Wathba President?s Cup in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. This prestigious 160 km race is one of the premier events on the international endurance circuit and takes place on February 13, 2010. Riding for the US will be: Ellyn Rapp on SA Belshazzar and Jeremy Reynolds on Sir Smith.
Rapp was recently second in deluge conditions at the 2009 Kentucky Cup ? which served as the test event for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park. She can expect totally different circumstances in Abu Dhabi where the forecast calls for temperatures in the 70s and dry conditions on race day.
Reynolds will ride Sir Smith, an experienced endurance veteran in the United Arab Emirates. Reynolds is also a farrier and is married to fellow endurance rider Heather Reynolds ? who has also represented the United States in international competition. Sir Smith has two FEI wins on his record already and looks to add to this tally in Abu Dhabi.
Complete horse and rider information:
Ellyn Rapp/27/Lamotte, IA/SA Belshazzar/13/Shagya-Arabian/G/Jeremy Olson
Jeremy Reynolds/30/Los Gatos, CA/Sir Smith/11/Arabian/G/Heather and Jeremy Reynolds
For complete information please visit: http://www.endurance.net/international/UAE/2010PresidentsCup/
To follow along with the adventure via the Reynolds? blog, please visit: http://www.reynoldsracing.us/home.
For more information about the USEF Endurance Programs please contact Vonita Bowers at [email protected]
Courtesy Joanie Morris and the USEF.