Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques: Al Ula Endurance Race

The Winter at Tantora Festival’s iconic Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup is one of the region’s annual endurance racing highlights.

In 2020, the 120km desert race, ranked one of the richest endurance races in the world, saw over 200 competitors hailing from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt, Germany, China, Pakistan, Portugal, France, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Sudan, Tunisia and Uruguay participate in the event.

The remote location sees riders perform four laps through the impressive mountains and dunes of the ancient Incense Route.

Ul Ula airport is notorious for its tough terrain and conditions, requiring specialised aircraft and equipment to get horses safely to the site. Given the difficulties posed by the location, numerous competitors chose Equitrans to transport their horses safely and comfortably to the race.

Image courtesy of Setzi Saddles