Horses Examined, Equestrians Gear Up with First Training Session ahead of 2024 FEI World Cup Finals

Riyadh: In anticipation of the FEI Jumping and Dressage World Cup Finals 2024, riders from around the globe, including the top six show jumpers in the world rankings, commenced their training regimen on Monday.

This initial session lays the groundwork for the upcoming championship, scheduled to commence at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC) in just two days’ time. The action will unfold on Wednesday and span over four days within an indoor arena, marking the first time for the Middle East to host the competition.

A total of 51 equestrians, comprising both male and female riders from 24 nations, are poised to showcase their skills in the championship.

On another front, the championship organizing committee has completed the comprehensive veterinary examination for all 60 participating horses at the competition venue. The examinations encompassed a variety of essential factors, including thorough physical and medical assessments, as well as evaluations aligned with the standard
s governing show jumping and dressage horses.

Utilizing devices to measure hoof sensitivity, the examinations also ensured that the horses received necessary vaccinations while verifying the validity of their passports. Following the examinations, riders were cleared to begin their warm-up routines, enabling them to acclimatize to the arena awaiting them.

Source: Saudi Press Agency