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Abu Dhabi Equestrian Festival returns to the ring

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The event is taking place at Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

PARTNER CONTENT: Abu Dhabi Equestrian Festival is taking over the capital with back-to-back events at Al Forsan International Sports Resort. Promising to bring together the very best equestrians in the capital, here’s a list of all the events happening this year.

FBMA International Showjumping Cup 2023

26-29 January

The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy brings the FBMA International Showjumping Cup to the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Festival. Back for its 10th edition, the event gathers talented riders from all over the world to compete for the title and a total prize money of AED 800,000. The one and only Equestrian Village returns this year with different activities for all days of the event.

Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship 2023

16-19 February

Comprising several different contests, the Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship spans over four days. The eventing – which includes dressage, cross-country and showjumping – begins with the younger horses competing against each other. It concludes with the stallions and mares showing off their skills.

Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship 2023

16-19 February

Comprising several different contests, the Abu Dhabi International Arabian Horse Championship spans over four days. The eventing – which includes dressage, cross-country and showjumping – begins with the younger horses competing against each other. It concludes with the stallions and mares showing off their skills.

Al Forsan International Showjumping Cup & UAE Young Horse Final

2-5 March

This year sees the launch of the first-ever Al Forsan International Showjumping Cup. Promising to bring together local and global riders, this event lets you enjoy a family-friendly day out in the company of some of the most majestic horses as they leap across the fence to reach the finish line

Bonus Experiences

Bringing back horse-riding classes from 6 February, the Al Forsan Equestrian Academy offers lessons for levels F1 to FJ8. Based on your personal interest and goals, choose between a 32-lesson plan or a 64-lesson plan, each with two 45-minute classes per week.

The Al Forsan International Sports Resort is much more than an equine retreat. Starting from age six years and above, you can also enjoy water sports on an inflatable for AED 35 per hour. Want to take it up a notch? Add wakeboarding for a total of AED 150 per hour. Take some friends along because a group of four gets an inflatable for AED 100 per hour.

For more information, call 800 9900

Date

26 January-5 March

Location

Al Forsan International Sports Resort

 

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