Entries have now closed for the FEI classes at this weekend’s HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters and organisers have announced that they have accepted entries from 417 athletes representing 35 countries. When National Ride entries close on Thursday the total number competing over the Festival weekend is likely to be close to 600, making it one of the largest Endurance events ever seen.

Countries from as far afield as Australia, Argentina and Uruguay are due at the Suffolk venue and Great Britain has a record 80 athletes ready to compete alongside some of the discipline’s finest competitors and take advantage of the world class setting, impressive facilities and generous rider incentives. 

This is the third and final leg of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival. The first two legs were held in Barcelona, Spain and Pisa, Italy respectively to enthusiastic response. The final leg is being sponsored by Longines and Azizi Developments.

Nick Brooks-Ward, Endurance Director at HPower Group Endurance, said: “There is huge excitement ahead of this weekend’s HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters and we are delighted to be hosting so many riders from so many countries. This a great showcase for the sport and it is our responsibility as organisers to put on the best quality rides possible, as ever keeping the welfare of the horse central in all we do.”