It’s finally here! And, if your kids are crazy for animals, you need to head along to the Sustainable City Horse Show this weekend. Although the show runs from Wednesday 12th February to Saturday 15th February, it’s really the weekend which is packed with the most animal fun - and the best news? It’s all completely free!
Image credit Nour Al Masri - Official Photographer for TSHS
#1. The showjumping - of course!
If the kids are horse-mad, then this weekend is just for them! With around 200 of the region’s best showjumpers and many others from even further afield, the showjumping at Sustainable City Horse Show promises to keep them captivated. It’s the only course in the UAE held on grass and with ringside seating so close to the action, you can almost feel the horses’ breath as they pass.
Highlights of the jumping include: The Grand Prix held at 3pm on Friday 14th February and the exciting Six Bar challenge which is held at 4.30pm on Saturday 15th February.
#2. Camel Polo Challenge
The ships of the desert arrive in the arena for something completely different. Watch our champion riders take on the show’s organisers in this battle of skill, bravery and more than a little absurdity. Who will win? The skilful jumping riders or the event officials with age and experience on their side? Choose your team and come and help us cheer them on!
Camel Polo Challenge: Takes place at 5.30pm in the main arena on Friday 14th February.
#3. Stray Dog Centre Umm Al Quwain
Come and meet the lucky ones! The stray dogs of Umm Al Quwain have been picked up, cleaned and fed by the amazing team at the Stray Dog Centre Umm Al Quwain, and they’re all seeking their fur-ever home. These gorgeous pooches will be at the show along with the managers and staff at SDCUAQ. Discover their likes and dislikes, and bring along some doggy treats!
#4. Vintage Carriage Tours
Meet Batman, the Sustainable City Equestrian Centre’s stunning jet-black Friesian horse imported from Holland. Batman is not only gorgeous, but he is also highly skilled in pulling the centre’s gorgeous vintage carriage, normally only available for VERY special occasions.
This Friday, Batman will be offering several exclusive carriage tours around Sustainable City, trips are limited, so if you want a tour please pre-book via Caroline on: 054 725 3214.