Saturday, February 13, 2016

UAE: Strong overseas challenge in HH The President Cup - Full Article

Over 125 riders to compete over championship distance of 160-kms at the Emirates International Endurance Village

Published: 14:18 February 12, 2016 Gulf News
Staff Report

Abu Dhabi Over 125 top riders and 25 overseas horses will vie for honours in the HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup which will be run over the championship distance of 160-kms at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba on Saturday.

The ride is being held under the directives of the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and under the supervision of the Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club...

“Besides the hosts. riders from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Slovakia, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Australia, USA and UK will battle for honours,” said Adnan Sultan, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club.

“The winner of this FEI Three-star ride will drive away with a Mercedes-Benz 4WD while the second-placed rider will win a Range Rover Sport 4WD. The eight other riders in the top ten will all be awarded a Nissan Patrol 4WD each making it ten cars for this event alone.

“Apart from this, Dh60,000 will be distributed to all those who complete the 160-km ride,” he added.

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