Posted: 2nd September 2014 | Back to news feed

Endurance race tests the world’s greatest riders in Normandy

The endurance race at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games TM 2014 in Normandy was set within some of France’s most beautiful countryside, testing the stamina and capabilities of the competitors during the 160km course.   As Official Sponsor of the Games, Land Rover takes you behind the scenes of the race, hearing from the eventual individual winner Sheik Hamdan bin Mohamed Al Maktoum, who achieved a total riding time of 8:08:28. Team GBR Chef d’Equipe Andrea Baker explains how despite the toughness of the Endurance course, the British team are enjoying the Games and looking forward to the remainder of the competition.



 The tough cross country phase at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games TM 2014
Land Rover speaks to riders after the cross country phase at Haras du Pin in Normandy.

As official sponsor of the games, Land Rover caught up with Zara Phillips, Tina Cook (GBR), Alex Hua Tian (CHN) , Maxime Livio (FRA) and Boyd Martin (USA)  to get their reactions.


  Team GBR Vaulting trio give their thoughts ahead of the Vaulting at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games TM

Land Rover, as Official sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games TM, caught up with the defending champion Joanne Eccles, sister Hannah and team mate Lucy Phillips

As well as being an Individual female champion Joanne also competes with her sister Hannah in the Pas De Deux on horse WH Bentley.  Hear how the bond with their horse and lunger is essential along with massive ability and a real sense of performance.


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