25 March 2015
The organisers have provided prize-money and 36 cars for the participants.
Abu Dhabi — Over 300 riders will be in the fray in three different rides that are part of the Abu Dhabi Endurance Festival to be staged over two days starting from Thursday at the Emirates International Endurance Village.
The rides are being held under the directives of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in coordination with the Emirates Equestrian Federation and the Emirates Endurance Village. The organisers have provided prize-money and 36 cars for the participants.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of the Festival which contains the 100-km Private Stables Ride and the 100-km Abu Dhabi Festival Women Ride on Thursday and the 120-km CEN Abu Dhabi Endurance Festival ride on Friday,” said Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club who addressed a Press conference on Tuesday along with Lara Sawaya. “All arrangements are well in place to implement the directives of Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” he added.
Sawaya commented: “We are obliged to Shaikh Mansour and Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, for their continued support.”