Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Abu Dhabu: Stage Set for Ladies Endurance Cup

Hisham Al Gizouli

20 January 2010
ABU DHABI - More than 70 top women riders from the UAE and other parts of the world are all set to vie for honours in the Fatima bint Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup for Ladies at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Wathba on Friday.

Winners will walk away with a four-wheel-drive car and handsome cash awards worth Dh500, 000, Adnan Sultan, director of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (ADEC) said on Tuesday.

The event has also received the support of the Bonyan International Investment Group, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Wathba Stud Farm and Al Medmar Magazine.

Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi said during a brief news conference: "Entrants for the Shaikha Fatima bint Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup exceeded70 riders from different nationalities. The race will extend over a distance of 90 km at the desert village. The race will start at 7am."

Meanwhile, all arrangements have been made and 200 students from the schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi will travel to Al Wathba to watch the race," Talal Al Hashemi, from the Abdu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) confirmed.

Dr. Noor Al Deen Atatreh, vice president of Bonyan said: "We would like to thank the organisers for giving us an opportunity to support this event."

Lara Sawaya, managing director of Tasweeq, the associated organiser of the event thanked the sponsors for their great support.

"We are pleased to see women sport growing under the watchful eyes of the officials and courtesy of our faithful partners and sponsors," she said.

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