Today, marks the opening of the UAEERF’s endurance registration and renewal website for the upcoming 2021/22 endurance season.
In addition the Federation has also released the endurance calendar for the 2021/22 season. With over 65 individual races, across the UAE’s three world-class venues, (Dubai Endurance City, Emirates International Endurance Village in Wathba and Bouthib Endurance Village), and with COVID protocols perfected last season, this year promises six months of incredible endurance action.
Events kick off in Bouthib Endurance Village, Abu Dhabi on the 8th of October and culminate at Dubai Endurance City with the 120km Endurance Trainers Cup on the 24th of March 2022.
Bouthib Endurance Village is the first track to open, hosting events throughout October 2021. Dubai Endurance City launches on the 1st November and Al Wathba is open for the 120km National Day Cup on the 27th November 2021.
The first few months offer a strong selection of 40km and 80km qualifiers, plus various 100km and 120km races, however to date there are only two 160km races planned across the season. The first 160km will be the HH The President of the United Arab Emirates Cup in Al Wathba held 12th February 2022, and the other the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup held on March 12th 2022.
The much-anticipated annual festivals are all in attendance this winter and include: HH President of the United Arab Emirates Cup starting on 23rd December. For the second year, the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup and The Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival have swapped dates, with the Crown Prince Festival again taking place from 3rd January 2022, while the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival will commence on 7th March 2022.
The HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nayhan Festival Cup will be held in Bouthib from February 24th 2022, while the Abu Dhabi Festival Endurance Ride starts on the 17th March 2022.
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To find out more about our work with endurance horses and collaborations with some of the world’s biggest endurance events, including: the Royal Windsor Endurance Race, visit here, transporting horses to the Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques Race in Al Ula Saudi Arabia here and the 160km HH President Cup Ride here.
Additional UAEERF Endurance Information
For UAEERF registering and reregistering riders, trainers, horses and stables and paying fees, visit here
The UAEERF has also released a new ‘Welfare of the Horse’ document in both English and Arabic, topics covered include; wellbeing, welfare, handling, transportation, rider fitness and enforcement of the regulations. To access this document visit here
In addition, the UAEERF has reissued the FEI rule changes of 2020, to review these visit here.