July 25, 2013, Tarbes, France ~ Over 100 riders ages 14-21 from 28 countries are assembling to battle for Championship in the Saturday July 27, CEIYJ**** 120km ride in this corner of Southwestern France.
The program includes the July 25 Opening Ceremony at the Tarbes Stud Farm, while Pre-Ride Veterinary inspection is slated for Friday July 26, with the riders to head out onto the trail at 7:00 am Saturday July 27. The triumphant first rider in might be expected in by 3:00 pm and Best Condition will be awarded later on Saturday. The Prize Giving Ceremony and Closing will be Sunday morning.
The ride will be done in four loops of 36.6km, 30.5km, 32.1km and 21.1km, with the middle two loops being labeled as “technical”. The riders will be tracked with GPS and can be viewed: http://www.endurance-timing.net/.
The event will be filmed live for Abu Dhabi TV with video streaming on http://www.sheikhmansoorfestival.com/
The Main Sponsor for the event, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, will bring you daily updates and news.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and co-ordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare and Fegentri with Emirates airlines as the official carrier. Sponsors include the Tourism Development& Investment Company (TDIC), Invest AD Arabtec Holding PJSC, Al Rashid Investment, Areej Al Ameerat, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2013, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Wathba Stud Farm, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Hotel and SPA and Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah.