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Fursan Endurance Cup

aka The Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup

Uruguay on top in Huge Endurance Event

FEI.org - Full Article

30 January 2022

Frederico Ferber wins in the event close to the ancient desert city of Hegra...

It was a fantastic week for Uruguay in Saudi Arabia as Frederico Ferber and Andres Rivero took the top two spots in the $4.2m Endurance event in the ancient desert city of AlUla.

Teammates Ferber on HC Yaiza and compatriot Rivero on SM Fabricio crossed the finish together to claim first and second place after a dominant and perfectly controlled display in The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022 close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra.

Ferber on HC Yaiza completed the distance of 120km in full control in a time of 7hrs 39 mins, a mere one second ahead of Andres Rivero on SM Fabricio and over 20 minutes ahead of third place Margot Chazel of France on Chaitana Des Chaises. All three leading horses are trained in the United Arab Emirates...

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Prince Abdullah felicitates Ferber for winning AlFursan Cup 2022 in AlUla

SaudiGazette.com.sa - Full Article

January 30 2022

ALULA — Saudi Equestrian Federation President Prince Abdullah Bin Fahd Bin Abdullah crowned Uruguayan jockey Federico Ferber after he won first place in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup for Endurance 2022 (AlFursan Cup 2022), with Uruguayan jockey Andres Rivero coming in second, and French jockey Margo Chazelle taking third place.

The championship, which has been approved by the International Equestrian Federation and bears the classification of two stars, saw the participation of elite jockeys of ability and endurance from various countries.

Prince Abdullah expressed happiness at the success of this version of the championship and said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince, for their support for the sports sector in general and the equestrian sports in particular, and with the follow-up of Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal...

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Uruguay’s Frederico Ferber claims third Fursan Endurance Cup at AlUla


ArabNews.com - Full Article

January 2022

- The competition promotes inclusivity with 195 female and male riders representing 30 countries fighting for $4m of prize money
- Uruguayan duo and French woman secure top-three finish in epic endurance race

Uruguay’s Frederico Ferber has emerged as the winner of the third Fursan Endurance Cup 2022 at Hegra, the AlUla UNESCO World Heritage Site, in a race that saw nearly 200 horse riders cover a staggering 120 km.

Also referred to as The Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, the race, recognized by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, is organized in cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation, and considered one of the world’s most prestigious equestrian competitions, with Gulf royalty competing for glory...

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Endurance stars ready to tackle AlUla challenge in Fursan Cup

ArabNews.com - Full Article

January 28 2022

ALULA: Stars from the sport of endurance have landed in Saudi Arabia in preparation for the Fursan Cup 2022 on Jan. 29.

More than 200 riders from more than 30 countries will contest the 120 km ride, which will be staged in the historic AlUla region on Saturday, Jan. 29.

Among those competing in the across-the-desert landscape is Carmine Villani, the World No.1 in the FEI rankings in 2020.

Villani, who represents Great Britain, said: “AlUla for me is really like riding in the Grand Canyon — one of the most beautiful places in the world with sand and cliffs. It’s magical.”

The event is a thorough test of skill and stamina for riders and horses alike. With four loops, the ride takes eight hours on average to complete...

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Saudi Arabia: All you need to know about the 120-km endurance ride Fursan Cup at AlUla

ArabianBusiness.com - Full Article

ArabianBusiness.com - Full Article

28 January 2022
by Staff Writer

Now in its third edition, The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022 – or Fursan Cup 2022 – takes place on Saturday 29 January 2022. A two-star classification competition is recognised by the FEI and organised in cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation. The Fursan Cup covers a distance of 120 km, with four loops of the track that can take eight hours to complete.

The ride sets the benchmark for the sport and is considered one of the most prestigious events on the circuit. It’s also part of the Winter at Tantora Festival that celebrates music and arts in the Kingdom over six-weeks of festivities. Among them are other high-end events and star-studded concerts, as well as adventure and heritage experiences...

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