Today all eyes are on the Dubai International City of Endurance in Saih Al Salam, which hosts the activities of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival, over a period of 4 days, with the participation of a group of prominent knights, who will compete for financial and in-kind prizes exceeding 8 and a half million dirhams. The festival occupies a great position in the endurance sports community, as it bears the name of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, the first supporter of the sport of endurance and endurance.
The 120 km women’s Cup race, sponsored by “Azizi Real Estate Development”, cuts the opening bar of the festival, and is divided into 4 stages. The first stage is 40 km “yellow”, the second stage is 35 km “red”, and the third stage is 25 km. How much “blue” color, then the final fourth stage for a distance of 20 km “white”.
The organizing committee stipulated that the age of the participating horse must be 6 years or more, that the minimum weight of the rider is 50 kg, and the minimum speed is 14 km per hour, and that the horse’s pulse should not exceed 64 beats per minute in the examination process after the end of each stage. A stable with sharing 4 horses.
The Dubai Equestrian Club announced the prizes for today’s race, and the first place winner gets a cash prize of 200,000 dirhams, the second-place winner 180,000 dirhams, the third-place 160,000 dirhams, the fourth-place winner receives 50,000 dirhams, and the fifth-place 35,000 dirhams, and each winner is awarded from the sixth place to the place Thirty 30,000 dirhams.
the second day
On the second day of the festival, a special stables race and individual participation for a distance of 120 km will be held, bringing the festival to its third stop in the My Beautiful Mares Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors for a distance of 120 km, which is a special occasion that brings mares together in an exciting challenge.
The main race
The 160 km Endurance Cup of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, sponsored by Longines Misk Al Khatam, will be in the fourth station, and the world’s attention is focused on it as one of the most prominent stations in the agenda of local and international endurance races.
Dubai International Endurance City is hosting the prestigious event, organized by the Dubai Equestrian Club, in cooperation with the Equestrian Federation, and with the participation of the most prominent referees and veterinarians specialized in endurance and endurance races. The knight, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the world champion in Normandy in 2014, won the honor of winning the main race for more than one copy, while the knight Salem Saeed Al Owaisi is the champion of the last version on the horseback «Castlebar Corsair» of the F3 stables, achieving the title In the race, which saw the participation of 239 participants from 33 countries, representing 68 stables.
An informative meeting for the race will be held today at the veterinary examination gate, and it includes the instructions of the race and the organizing committee stressed the need to prepare the horse before it is brought to the veterinary gate for the examination process before the race, and any horse who refuses or poses a threat to the medical staff will be excluded from the race. Giving the horse freedom of head movement. Cars accompanying the rider during the race are not allowed to approach the horse’s tracks in a way that may cause them to impede them or affect the course of the competition. It is not allowed to provide support for “cooling water” from inside the cars. The rider will be punished in case of violating these regulations, and it is strictly prohibited. Provide all kinds of support for the horses and riders in the last 2 km of the finish line, and in the event of a violation, the offending rider will be disqualified.