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Prestigious show jumping Sporting Life event returns to Al Ain

Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2017    



Staff Report


The cream of the world's equestrian fraternity will be at AESGC for the World Cup Qualifer

The Equestrian Club at AESGC is once again hosting an International Show Jumping Championship World Cup Qualifer this month.

There are two event categories within the weekend event which runs from February 2 to 4.

The frst is the CSI3*W competition and the second is the CSI1* with a total prize pot of Dh910,000, and the total number of riders competing are 100 with 40 foreign riders and 60 local ones.

Within the next two or three days, competitors representing 35 countries around the world, including riders from the UAE, other GCC countries, the wider Middle East and African nations, Northern and Central Europe and the USA, will arrive in Al Ain to prepare for the event.

Being organised by the Emirates Equestrian Federation, the Fédération Équestre Internationale and the very able and professional team at the AESGC, the event is being sponsored by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Longines and Coca Cola. Oasis Living is once again the media sponsor.

A total of 12 competitions will be held over the weekend, and this is an event not to be missed by all show jumping fans.
 
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