Saturday’s CEIO2* HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup (July 26) saw global excitement as the UAE took top Team and Individual in that race with Bahrain coming in second.
Italia Festival Endurance continues with participation from 20 countries the three Sunday, 27 July races, also sponsored by HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.
The day begins with the 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup OPEN CEI Two Star ride starting at 5.30 am.
Thirty minutes later the 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup (Young and Junior riders) Two Star event will be flagged off, then the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup One Star over 90 kms begins by 6:30 am.
Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and Chairman of Ladies Racing IFAHR and Honorary President of Italia Endurance Festival said, “The atmosphere here in Verona is simple magnificent and the central vet gate has been a hive of activity over the last two days.”
“It is definitely the most important 2014 event in Europe”, said James Coppini, the Director of Italia Festival Endurance. “We have worked hard and well with the FEI and the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival – to whom I give my greatest thanks-as well as with the regional and local officials.”
“We have brought to Italy, and to Verona in particular, an impressive number of endurance pairs that had the opportunity to test and learn about an amazing race track, which is perfectly suitable to the characteristics of the discipline of endurance,” added Coppini.
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 coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with Arabtec Holding PJSC as the Official Partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Rashid Investment, 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 2014, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel and Racing Post.