18 May, Madrid, Spain ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is supporting five endurance rides in Madrid, Spain, from 18-20 May 2017, under the name of Abu Dhab-Madrid-Brussels Endurance Challenge.
The FEI rides include the 19 May 160km 3* with an 80km 1*, and on Friday, 19 May, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak 120km 2* Ladies Endurance ride will be accompanied by a Young/Junior rider 120km 2* and an 80km 1*, all starting at different times.
The 160km Three-star has attracted world champions Jaume Punti Dachs and Maria Alvarez along with other top endurance riders from Spain who will be looking to book a berth in the national team for the coming international events.
Over 100 riders will be seen in action over the two days representing seven countries: Spain, France, Belgium, Slovakia, Portugal, Australia and Brazil.
|CEI 3*||6am||19 May|
|CEI 1*||8am||19 May|
|CEI 2*||7am||20 May|
|CEI 1*||9am||20 May|
The Endurance Festival will precede the FEI Endurance Forum scheduled from 23-24 May in Barcelona.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.