Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup Returns to AlUla for 5th Edition

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup Returns to AlUla for 5th Edition

According to AlUla Moments, the city’s calendar of events and festivals, the fifth edition of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup returns to AlUla next month.

Organized by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) in partnership with the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) and the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation (SAEF), this year’s Endurance Cup will feature more than 200 of the world’s finest riders who will navigate 120 km of AlUla’s unique and rugged desert terrain.

RCU Chief Sports Officer Ziad Alsuhaibani expressed pride in having the cup return to AlUla for a fifth time, saying that what began a few years ago as an ambitious project has become a mainstay in the international endurance circuit.

He also said that RCU is keen on instilling the importance of equestrianism in the hearts and minds of future generations, in line with its deep commitment to preserving this ancient cultural tradition.

SAEF Executive Director Fouad Ibrahim said that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup is one of the most prestigious competitions globally that attracts endurance riders from around the world every year, and that previous editions achieved great success and have been well received by audiences and the equestrian community alike.

He also said that SAEF seek to host some of the sport’s most prominent events, in line with the vision and aspirations of the Kingdom.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup is one of the marquee sports events in AlUla Moments, which includes many other heritage sport events, such as AlUla Camel Cup, AlUla Falcon Cup, the Tent Pegging World Championship and Horseback Archery World Cup, in addition to other sports events like AlUla Tour, AlUla Trail Race and Tough Mudder Infinity.

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