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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

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

The Crown Prince of Dubai and the second eldest son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. Sheikh Hamdan went to school in Dubai at the Rashid Private School and thereafter continued his studies in the United Kingdom. He graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and later attended the London School of Economics. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council in September 2006. Apart from spearheading the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for Young Business Leaders, he is the president of the Dubai Autism Centre. Well known for his poetry, Sheikh Hamdan’s poems are mostly patriotic and romantic, which he publishes under the name Fazza3. He is a good horse rider and loves camels, cars and skydiving. He won 160km Endurance GB championship (FEI EGB CEI 3 star) in June in London and gold medal in the equestrian team endurance ride in the Qatari capital Doha in December 2011. He is the Chairman of Dubai Sports Council since the establishment of the Council in 2005. He also chairs…


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