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International Dubai Show Jumping Championship to kick off tomorrow

Sheika Latifa Dubai Showjumping championship

Sheikha Latifa Bint Juma Al Maktoum winning the 2013 Dubai Showjumping Championship.

Top riders from around the world will compete against local talent when the Dubai Showjumping Championship makes its annual return to Emirates Equestrian Centre on Thursday January 29th. The Event features three days of showjumping and a great environment for family time.

Supported by Emirates Airline as well as Longines and Gulf News, the Dubai Show Jumping Championship is one of the highlights of the UAE Showjumping calendar. Local shojumping stars Abdulla Al Marri, Sheikha Latifa Bint Juma Al Maktoum, Arif Ahmed, Mohammed Ketait and Ahmed Falaknaz as well as other riders from the GCC will go head to head against some of the best riders in the world!

Every year the event is attended by a large crowd, keen to view the best jumpers in the region and take advantage of the free family entertainment which includes bouncy castles, pony rides, a Dubai Pony Club display and a spectacular riding display by Z7 Entertainment.

Badr Abbas, Vice President, Emirates Commercial Operations, UAE and Oman, said, “Emirates is the proud sponsor of a number of Equestrian events here in Dubai throughout the season, including the Dubai Show Jumping Championship. The competition really showcases the region’s commitment to the sport, which continues to grow in popularity, and we are looking forward to being a part of another family-friendly event.” Longines’ President Walter von Kanel, said, “We are very proud to be the Official Timekeeper of one of the most important show jumping events in the Middle East. Our association with the Dubai Show Jumping Championship is part of our global involvement in the discipline of show jumping as we are Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of many other international show jumping events.”


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