ENDURANCE: THANK YOU DUBAI, THANK YOU MEYDAN
Eighteen nations chasing the European Under 21 title. Fifty-five talented youngsters at the start of the FEI MEYDAN Endurance Championships for young riders and juniors (26 July). Thirty three countries lining up for the prestigious H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Italian Endurance Festival (27 July); an overbooking of more than 300 horse and rider combinations.In the world of Endurance, at both senior and junior level, the Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2018 is proving to be a huge success this year too. Pisa San Rossore racecourse and estate has become the place to be in the equine sporting world. Alfea, the board which runs the racecourse declared , “They have been working for some years now to consolidate their collaboration with countries which have a great equestrian tradition and high investment capacity. This has all been made possible thanks to Meydan-Dubai, whom we would like to take this opportunity to thank.”Pisa and Italy are once again the stage for a sporting event, which thanks to Meydan, sistemaeventi.it and above all, to H.H. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will welcome the aspirations of young riders and the challenge for top place for the big riders, giving our own riders the chance to measure up against the rest of the world (or Europe) on “home turf”.In a nutshell, it’s an opportunity which has become a reality thanks to the passion of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Governor of Dubai; a springboard which leads to the World Endurance Under 21 and young horse Championships (2019) and the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships for Seniors 2020 in Pisa, in Italy. Again thanks to Meydan.“Horses are in my blood, horses are my life.”: these are the words of H.H.Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.We can only agree.