Sheikh Mohammed Just Gave His Children The Best Gift

The ruler’s famous colours will take to the racetrack again… and this time, the next generation will be wearing it.

He’s a keen equestrian, who has just returned from supporting riders at his namesake Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Endurance Festival in Italy.

And it looks like HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is passing on his love of the sport to his children.

The Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has gifted his two youngest – Sheikha Al Jalila and Sheikh Zayed – new racing outfits, and they have a rather touching history.

The new pieces are crafted in maroon and white and blue and white silks, the very same colours that Sheikh Mohammed personally chose at the start of his racing career.

“A family of colours!” HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein captioned a snap of the 9-year-old and 5-year old receiving their gifts.

Al Jalila and little Zayed, who both looked delighted with their new outfits, are already following in their father’s sporting footsteps.

The adventurous pair are frequently snapped on horseback, in images shared by their proud parents.

Princess Haya, who was the first female to represent Jordan in international equestrian sport, has previously spoken about helping her children learn to ride.

“I ride horses now mainly to jump onto my kids’ ponies to check them out before they get onto them, because you know when horses are fresh they are like people – they can get jumpy – so if I see they’re not ready for the children, I jump on – the kids find it funny,” she told Emirates Woman last year.

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