Riyadh Prepares for a History-Making Event With FEI World Cup™ Finals Set to Showcase Global Equestrian Excellence

Experience an equestrian extravaganza like never seen before as Riyadh takes the reins for the FEI World Cup™ Finals with Saudi’s deep cultural lineage to horses.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is poised to become the focal point of equestrian excellence as it prepares to welcome the esteemed FEI World Cup™ Finals for Show Jumping and Dressage. From April 16 to 20, attendees will be transported into a realm of sophistication, athleticism, and sheer excitement, all against the backdrop of the kingdom’s rich cultural heritage.

Recognized as a pinnacle event in the equestrian calendar, the FEI World Cup™ Finals will gather the world’s top riders for a showcase of unparalleled skill and competition in both show jumping and dressage disciplines. Showcasing Saudi Arabia’s commitment to celebrating its cultural heritage and promoting equestrian sports on a global stage, providing a perfect platform for riders to prepare for the Paris Olympics.

With both list of dressage and show jumping athletes confirmed, one thing is certain: Riyadh will be graced by the presence of esteemed riders from around the world for this historic event. In the show jumping arena, the Saudi Arabia capital will welcome seven out of the top ten FEI world ranking riders including, the current Olympic gold medalist and Hermés rider Ben Maher, the lightning-fast French rider Julien Epaillard, and last year’s victorious Swedish competitor, Henrik Von Eckermann who also occupies the highest position in the ranking list. In the Dressage discipline, attendees will also experience on first hand some of the most renowned riders like the German and number two of the world ranking, Isbaell Werth who will also be aiming for her 25th FEI World Cup Final (read more here).

With a legacy of excellence spanning generations, Saudi riders continue to captivate audiences worldwide, showcasing their remarkable skill and dedication. That’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise the high Arab representation, with five athletes, three of whom hail from the host nation, including seasoned World Cup™ veteran and Olympic meal and Olympic medalist Ramzy Al Duhami, and Olympic medalist Ramzy Al Duhami, and the consistent performer Khaled Almobty.

Horse riding stands as one of the few Olympic sports where age, gender, or size do not limit participation, with all competitors facing the same challenges on equal ground. The inclusivity of the sport reflects its universal appeal and the deep connection shared between humans and horses.

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The 2024 FEI World Cup™ Finals in Riyadh mark a historic milestone as the first-ever held in the region. With a record prize fund of 2.6 million Euros, participants are primed for an event of unprecedented magnitude. From April 16th to 20th, the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center will transform into a global hub for equestrian excellence, welcoming top horses and riders from around the world.

Whether you’re a seasoned equestrian enthusiast or simply someone who appreciates the grace and excitement of competition, the FEI World Cup™ Finals in Riyadh offer an experience like no other. Don’t miss the chance to embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating world of equestrian sports.

Get your tickets now for the FEI World Cup™ Finals 2024 at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC) this link.

About FEI World Cup™ Finals

For the first time in the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be hosting the FEI World Cup™ Finals for Show Jumping and Dressage. Taking place from April 16 to April 20, 2024, at the prestigious Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, this historic event marks the first time the Middle East will welcome the culmination of the FEI World Cup Series. The tournament will witness the participation of the best riders in the world, converging in the heart of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh to compete for the coveted title of the FEI World™ Cup Champion 2024, promising unparalleled excitement and competition for equestrian enthusiasts worldwide.

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Linda Hohnholz