The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Show Jumping Cup for Ladies only was held this weekend. 5o riders represnting 29 countries competed in the event, of which 20 were Emirati riders. The total prize money of the Ladies only competition was valued at 300 thousand AED.
The Academy’s mission is to empower women and girls in Abu Dhabi & UAE, through promoting sports education, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. The Academy hopes to further promote their mission through it’s plans to organise international tournaments and events. Tala al-Hashemi from the Abu Dhabi Sports Council said, at a press conference held earlier in the week, that women’s sport had achieved great sucess thanks to the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima and the support of the the Abu Dhabi sports council that is chaired by His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nayhan who attaches great importance to the development of the women’s sports sector. He added that the Abu Dhabi Sports Council is keen to work in partnership with the academy in the development of academic programs and tournaments, courses and international conferences to achieve common goals.