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October 24 2021 6:03 AM ˚

Equestrian marathon to kick off Friday

Equestrian horses
(Photo: Jordan Olympic Committee)
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AMMAN — The Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation continues to gear up for the international marathon scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Al-Jeeza, 30km south of the capital.اضافة اعلان

Sixty equestrian athletes have signed up for the marathon, made up of a 120-km race, divided into five stages, and a 100-km race divided into four stages.

The federation is set to announce the marathon’s official rules and regulations at an upcoming technical inspection, which will address the treatment of horses and the speed limits at each stage of the race.

At each stage, riders will be required to stop at a veterinary station for a period of 20 minutes, after which they must give their horses a mandatory 30-40 minute break, before moving on to the next stage.

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