Final entries for The HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival have been received and organisers are delighted to be expecting a total of 616 riders from 32 nations to compete at the world class endurance venue in Suffolk, UK from 15 – 19 August. Now in its third year the Festival is fast becoming a major annual fixture in the international endurance calendar and this edition looks set to be the largest endurance event ever staged in the UK.
The Festival will celebrate endurance from grass roots through to elite competition. Starting with the Pony Club Endurance Championships (Thursday 15th) followed by The Meydan FEI Endurance European Championship, (Saturday 17th), then FEI classes – a CEIO2* (Nations Cup) as well as a CEI2*YJ, a CEI1* and a CEI1*YJ (Sunday 18th) and culminating in Graded and Pleasure Rides (Monday 19th) for National Riders.
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and with the support of presenting sponsors Meydan, and Longines, as well as Emirates Airline, Azizi, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One and Mubadala, the Festival offers total prize money and participation support totaling over one million pounds sterling as well as unrivalled facilities for horse and rider.
Fans can tune in to watch all the action from The Meydan FEI Endurance European Championship, via rushfordendurance.co.uk (in the UK) and FEI.tv (rest of the world) and Sunday’s international classes will be available everywhere on rushfordendurance.co.uk.
Event Director, Nick Brooks-Ward said: “The venue is looking superb and our marvelous course designers have found some challenging and exciting new loops that ensure that all the loops will be fantastic to ride over for all our athletes and their horses.
It will be great to see so many familiar faces returning to compete at Euston Park again, as well as all those making their debut appearance here. I’m particularly delighted that we will be hosting the Pony Club Endurance Championships again as it’s the perfect setting for these young riders to hone their skills and experience a world class competition.”
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