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The Six Degrees of Madji du Pont

Recently Sheikh Mohammed came out on top of the 2012 FEI World Endurance Championship. Kipp finds out at how his winning horse, Madji du Pont, is connected to Al Ahli’s Portuguese striker Madjer

August 27, 2012 4:55 by

Maria Alvarez Ponton

Former World Endurance champion Maria Alvarez Ponton of Spain is a four-time World Endurance champion. Nobby, her 15-year-old bay pure-bred Arabian horse on which Ponton has won every major world endurance title for the past four years (World Championship, Kentucky, USA 2010, European Championship, Italy 2009, World Championship, Malaysia, 2008),  in Sept 2011, is one of the best endurance horses of all time. Ms. Ponton topped the best of European Endurance riders in the 2011 European Endurance Championship at Florac, which is considered one of the toughest endurance tracks in the world.  What is even more impressive is that she delivered a baby just seven weeks before the event. Last year in September, Ponton won the world title from a royalty…


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