Abu Dhabi: The 31st UAE President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses will be held on February 17, 2024, under the auspices of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the UAE, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Presidential Court, and President of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (ADEC).
The first category of the UAE President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses is a 2,200-meter race.
The President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses Classic Series now has $1,215,000 (AED 4.5 million) in prizes, plus an additional $540,000 (AED 2 million), according to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s announcement.
This prestigious event will feature seven races with over 100 horses competing over a variety of categories and distances. At the racetrack in Abu Dhabi, this is one of the biggest entries in Purebred Arabian horse races. The President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses in the first category takes center stage, with the inaugural race scheduled to start at 4:30pm.
The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan established the President Cup for Purebred Arabian Horses in 1994 to honor and celebrate the value of purebred Arabian horses on a local and international level.
Al Shaiba stated that, “The UAE President Cup reflects the distinctive essence of equestrian sports, serving as a platform to enhance the global standing of purebred Arabian horses, and embodies the noble values of our society, underscoring our commitment to promoting the cultural richness of these races. Owners and elite riders strive for triumph in a competition where each participant aspires to claim the prestigious title.
“At the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, we take pride in organizing and hosting this distinguished race, which holds a special place in our hearts. We extend our warmest wishes to all participants for the best of luck and success, and we look forward to providing a captivating experience for both the audience and horse racing enthusiasts,” Al Shaiba added.