Monday, January 29, 2007

Ladies on Arabians

I came across an interesting story today. Now I've heard of women getting awareness for something they feel strongly in by riding a walking, running, riding a bicycle/motorcycle, or flying a plane somewhere. But I can't remember of ever reading about a lady doing this on horseback.

There is a group of 7 women in the gulf who plan to spread awareness of Arabian horse traditions and raise money for charities. This trek will be about 250 miles.

As I read this story more I saw that these women actually had to be trained to ride for this trip. I'm wondering how much riding experience they had?

So these ladies will be visiting the seven Emirates on their 15 day trek (that's how long they think it will take. Here's more information about Emeriates taken from Wikapedia:
The United Arab Emirates (also the UAE or the Emirates) is a Middle Eastern country situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajmān, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.

In each emirate the women will plant a palm tree as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the Arab world to war, famine and disease.

The seven equestrians come from seven Arab countries and are mounting Arabian horses which are widely regarded as among the finest breeds in the world.

The women taking part in what organisers have dub-bed the Love and Faith Trip apparently had to acquire horse riding skills in a short period of time. The women were trained at the Al Ahli Horse Riding Club in Dubai, the main organisers of the trip.

This would be a great story to follow for the next 15 days. I wonder how it'll go?

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