Endurance riders of all levels have just a few days left to enter the wide array of national and international classes at The UK Endurance Festival (15th- 19th August) at the world renowned venue of Euston Park, Suffolk before entries close next week on 12th August.
Kicking off with The Pony Club Endurance Championships on Thursday 15th August and the largest ever entry of 86 rising young stars, the packed schedule for this year’s Festival includes the excitement of The Meydan FEI Endurance European Championship on Saturday 17th over 160kms. On Sunday 18th there will be a CEIO2* (Nations Cup) as well as a CEI2*YJ, a CEI1* and a CEI1*YJ and then on Monday 19th there are nine national Graded and Pleasure Rides ranging from 80 – 20kms.
It was announced last week that investment in the UK Endurance Festival in total prize money and participation support will be more than one million pounds sterling. Along with attractive prize funds there will be travel contributions made to overseas competitors and start and finish bonuses, free stabling, hay, bedding, ice and water catering provided for one rider and two grooms.
The national classes on Monday 19th August (80km GER, 64km GER, 40km GER, 40km Novice GER, 32km GER, 32km Novice GER, 32km PR, 20km Novice Foundation GER, and 20km PR) will benefit from free stabling, catering, 2020 Ride Vouchers and entry fees paid to EGB. Prizes are in kind and will include saddles and bridles.
Event Director, Nick Brooks-Ward said: “It’s a huge honour to be hosting riders from 38 nations around the world as well as seeing The Meydan FEI Endurance European Championship at Euston Park as part of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum UK Endurance Festival. The last two year’s Festivals have been a wonderful celebration of the discipline and for our national competitors to compete alongside European Championship competitors, sharing the same world class facilities will be very special indeed.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone for what will be a truly magnificent Festival of Endurance thanks to the incredible generosity of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum”
Organisers are grateful to sponsors Meydan, Longines, Azizi, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One and Mubadala.
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