Five AWESOME Horsey Events this weekend

Looking for some fab-horsey action this weekend? Well, once again the UAE has a slew of events across three Emirates and five very different disciplines. You couldn’t ever say the UAE isn’t exceedingly good to us horsey-folks!

Jumping for Joy

This weekend is all about Sharjah. We’ll be there, will you? Sharjah’s flagship equestrian showjumping event moves into its final week with the culmination of the show, the Sharjah Rulers Cup. This weekend’s competitions will see over 300 riders from 40 countries, offering jumping from 10am to 9pm across both Friday and Saturday, plus there’s also; food vendors, kids pony rides, heritage performances and more. With so much on offer and general admission completely free- we’ll see you there!


Polo is ‘feeling the love’ a little early this week, with the start of the Emirates Polo Association Valentine’s Tournament at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. Matches will run from Saturday 8th Feb right through to Saturday 15th Feb. Those who love their polo are encouraged to come along and view the high-octane action.

Full Race-card at Jebel Ali

It’s a day of fast paced action at Jebel Ali on Friday with seven races starting at 10.15am with the CBD Maiden race. The highlight of the day though, must be the AED 60,000 Emirates NBD Handicap for Four-year-olds at 12.15pm. The much loved ‘family racecourse’ is now back in action after completing renovations to its unique ‘uphill finish’ track surface.

A Mighty Test of Endurance

It’s the BIG one at Al Wathba this weekend with all Endurance action focused on the incredible CEN 160 km HH President of the United Arab Emirates Cup. The race will see the biggest names in UAE endurance battle it out over an incredible 160Km desert track based on five-loops.

One Day of Thrills and Spills

If you’re missing a taste of England, why not head over to EEC for their one-day-event and hunter trials on the Friday. Come along at 7am, to see the UAE’s best amateur riders battle it out over the fantastic newly designed cross-country course complete with logs, water obstacles and more. Dressage tests cover Intro to Novice, while jumping ranges from 40cm for novices to 80cm in the open class.