North Carolina: Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai is leading UAE knights at the Endurance Competition held as part of the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina.

The FEI World Equestrian Games, which kicked off at 6.30 am on Wednesday, is attracting around 500,000 spectators to the largest equestrian event in the world, hosting nine disciplines, and 349 knights from 54 countries.

“Thanks to the in-depth vision of our wise leadership and the solid determination of our youth, the UAE has become a land of achievements across all domains, a fact that adds to the resoluteness of our knights to earn the country’s sports track record more trophies and accolades,” said Shaikh Hamdan.

The FEI World Equestrian Games, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, is one of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar, combining eight equestrian World Championship calibre events in a pre-determined location.

The FEI disciplines – Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining – are all included on the competition schedule, while equestrian-focused demonstrations and exhibitions will also be hosted throughout the duration of the event.

The 2018 edition of the FEI World Equestrian Games is held in Mill Spring, North Carolina, over thirteen days from September 11-23 at Tryon International Equestrian Centre.