Friday, September 11, 2015

UAE to stage three major endurance rides in Italy

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September events to form part of the Italian Endurance Festival at Verona

Published: 19:19 September 11, 2015
Staff Report

Abu Dhabi: The HH Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will stage a series of endurance rides including the HH Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance CEIO Cup for teams in Verona, Italy, later this month.

Details of the events, which will take place under the directives of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, were revealed at a press conference during the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2015.

The rides, which will be part of the Italian Endurance Festival, comprise the FEI World Championship for Young Horses (Under 7 years) on September 26 and the HH Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance CEIO and the HH Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival Cup rides on September 27.

Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the Shaikh Mansour Festival, confirmed that in 2016 the Festival will join hands with the sport’s governing bodies in France and Portugal to stage the same events in Negrespelisse, France, and Portugal during April and September respectively...

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