The UK Endurance Festival will be staged under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Organisers of the Euston Park Endurance rides have announced that the investment in the UK Endurance Festival (15th– 19th August) of total prize money and participation support will be more than one million pounds sterling.
This year’s Festival includes the Meydan FEI Endurance European Championship which takes place on Saturday 17th August over 160kms. This is followed on Sunday 18th by a CEIO2* (Nations Cup) as well as a CEI2*YJ, a CEI1* and a CEI1*YJ and then on Monday 19th there are 9 national rides over a variety of distances. The Pony Club Endurance Championships will take place on Thursday 15th August. The Festival is staged across some of the best endurance tracks in Europe with the variety of terrains that this area of Suffolk and Norfolk offers.
Alongside the prize money, the financial packages offered for the International competitors competing in the following rides: CEI1* 80km, CEIYJ1* 80km, CEI2* 120km, CEIYJ2* 120km are –
- A contribution to ferry and travel costs of £500 per horse FOR ALL NON UK BASED COMPETITORS in all classes providing they PASS the Pre Ride Veterinary Inspection AND START.
- A starting award of £500 per horse in all classes providing they complete the first loop and PASS the Veterinary Inspection.
- A finishing award of £500 per horse in all classes providing the PASS the final Veterinary Inspection.
For international riders stabling, hay, bedding, ice and water are free and free catering is provided for one rider and two grooms. The Organisers are looking forward to welcoming over 500 horses during the Festival.
Definite entries close on the 6th August for the Meydan FEI Endurance European Championship and the 12th August for HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival.
The following national classes will take place on Monday 19th August:
80km GER, 64km GER, 40km GER, 40km Novice GER, 32km GER, 32km Novice GER, 32km PR, 20km Novice Foundation GER, 20km PR.
The package on offer for national riders is:
- Free stabling on Sunday evening – up to 60 horses.
- Catering on Sunday evening and Monday morning
- 2020 Ride Vouchers for British National Riders of £100 upon completion of the ride.
- Free Entry Fees paid to EGB
Definite entries for national riders close on 12th August.
National Ride prizes are in kind and include saddles and bridles.
The package on offer for Pony Club riders is:
- Free ride vouchers for entry into EGB 2020 rides of up to £100 providing they pass the first vet check
- Free entry
- Free stabling (from 4pm on Wednesday until Friday morning)
- Free hay, bedding, ice and water
- Free catering for one rider and two grooms on Thursday 15th August.
Pony Club prizes are:
- A £100, £50 and £25 vouchers for use online for a selection of equestrian products
- Rosettes for first to sixth
- Completion rosettes for all
Definite entries close on the 12th August.