President Cup Grand Prix of Al Ain
Under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, member
of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Al Ain Equestrian,
Shooting & Golf Club, the FEI-affiliated event hosted by Al Ain Equestrian
Shooting & Golf Club comprises of four days of intensive competition,
equestrians will put themselves against the clock and compete on the region’s
toughest showjumping courses to win the coveted annual trophy from the 15th-
CSI05* and CSI2* classes are scheduled, with the prestigious final of The
Longines International President Cup Grand Prix of Al Ain set to kick off at
2.30pm on Saturday 18th February. With fences 1.6m high over two rounds to
decide the champion, spectators and equestrian fans are assured a high-octane
sporting event with the crowd glued to their seats.
Be sure to catch our UAE World Equestrian Game qualifiers such as Sheikh Majid
Al Qassimi, Sheikh Ali Al Qassimi, Abdullah Al Marri, Hamad Al Kirbi, Moftah
Dhaheri and Abdullah Humaid Al Muhari who will ride for the UAE team,
competing against Germany, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia
Switzerland and 16 other countries amongst which are Olympic rider and team
gold medalist of 2016, Philippe Rozier.
In addition to the outstanding UAE team, Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum, a UAE
National Champion and bronze medalist represented the UAE in the Asian
Games, will also be competing. Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum was a double medalist
in the second Asian Games, where she won silver in both team and individual.
Sheikha Latifa represented the UAE for the first time as a team at the World
Equestrian games and was the first showjumping rider from the UAE to compete
at the Olympics.
Luxury brand, Longines – a long-standing supporter of global showjumping –
will be an exceptional partner in increasing the prestige of The President of the
UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines to international status.
Away from the arena excitement, VIP areas, retail zones and pop-up restaurants
are on offer to ensure a day at The President of the UAE Showjumping Cup
presented by Longines is an event for all to enjoy.