Rita Eiesland Holen and Habib winning the Norwegian Championship for Young Riders and Juniors this summer.
One of our trusted test riders, Rita Eiesland Holen, is competing in the FEI World Championships for Young Riders & Juniors in Endurance this year. She is headed down to Italy to compete with the world’s best young endurance riders in the 120 km long race. The majestic city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, once roamed the streets, is the perfect location for such an important event.
Rita will be representing Norway and she is accompanied by the 15-year-old Arabian mare called Obeyah. The magnificent horse has been in her family for many years and has completed many distances with both Rita and her older sister Kine.
It’s clear that Rita comes from a family with great interest in all aspects of horseback riding. Her sister Kine is a well-known distance rider in the Norwegian riding community and Rita’s mother has bred some of Norway’s best long distance horses. In an interview with the Norwegian website “hestesport.no” after qualifying for the World Championship, the young World Championships participant says:
– I thank my parents for this, they’ve made this possible.
The great duo on the track.
Rita and her family have for many years been testing Equine Fusion jogging shoes and worked together with us as a testing team. They have been using the Equine Fusion sole on all their horses with great success.
Rita and Obeyah getting ready for a 120 km race earlier this year, which they successfully completed.
The 17-year-old is an active endurance rider and travels all over Europe to events with her horses to compete. She already won the Norwegian championship for Young Riders & Juniors this summer, and her eyes are now set on the grand championship in Verona. As the professional athlete she is, she traveled to Italy today to start preparing for the upcoming event. Obeyah is already settled in Verona, getting ready to show everyone what she is made of. And the duo will not be alone. Along with her family, staff from Equine Fusion is also on their way to Italy to cheer Rita and Obeyah on to yet another success.
Training with our jogging shoes to keep the endurance horses fit. Here with the horses ShereKhan and Samuel.
We want to wish Rita and Obeyah the best of luck in Verona. We will be cheering for you every step of the 120 km long way!
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Read the interview from hestesport here: (in Norwegian)
Mender, R. (2015, September 21). Gode distanseresultater. Retrieved September 18, 2017, from http://www.hestesport.no/web.aspx?page=105234&newsarticle=50646