Fursan Endurance Cup 2022

Jan 29, 2022 | 07:00 - Jan 29, 2022 | 16:00
SAR 200

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022 sets the benchmark for Endurance worldwide, with competitors from the region's royal families even taking part themselves.

In this ultimate test of man and horse against time and the elements, 200 riders navigate 120 km of AlUla’s rugged desert terrain.
With lounge tickets starting from SAR 200, cheer on your favourite competitors on this exclusive day out with family and friends, with lounge access, all-day hospitality, live entertainment and more.

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Fursan Endurance Cup 2022

A wonderful day out at the track with friends and family. Keep an eye out for royalty from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and others as they cheer on their own horses competing in the race as they make 4 distinct loops across sandy valleys and through steep canyons.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022 is one of the most prominent international sporting events in the AlUla season. Over 200 riders are participating in the tournament’s third year for prizes worth 15 million Saudi riyals (4.2 million U.S. dollars), making it one of the most significant events in the world of endurance racing.

The two-star classification race, recognised by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, covers a distance of 120 km, over four loops that require an average of eight hours to complete, through the magnificent and breathtaking landscapes of the historic AlUla region. The race focuses on the continuing growth of equestrianism in AlUla and highlights the efforts of the Royal Commission in preserving the rich cultural and historical heritage of the oasis region. The Fursan Endurance Cup, one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, attracts the best riders worldwide. .

Five things you need to know if you are an Endurance novice:

1. Endurance is like taking on an ultra-marathon. It is physically and mentally demanding for the horse and rider and challenges both to the peak of their ability.

2. Competitors are required to stop at regular points on the course to pass veterinary checks, and a vet completion record is required in order to finish the race. It is essential that riders work in partnership with their horses to be successful in Endurance racing.

3. The winner of the race is the first to cross the line and have his horse passed as in ‘fit condition’ by the veterinarian. However, the riding community often cites that ‘to finish is to win’ in Endurance racing.

4. Arabian Horses are the horse of choice for Endurance riding due to their stamina and versatility. You can identify Arabian Horses by the distinctive shape of their head.

5. Although the rides are timed, the emphasis is on having a horse finish in the best condition possible, so preparation for the race is vital.


Event Details

Key Information

Location: Fursan Village, AlMutadal

Competition day
29 January 2022

• Race starts at 7:00 am
• Prize ceremony 2:00 - 3:30 pm for the 3 winners

Race Track:

This competition is a CEI2* FEI sanctioned Endurance Horse Competition titled “The Fursan Endurance Cup 2022” The total distance is 120 KM, with 4 distinct loops that vary in distance:

Loop 1: 37.7km
Loop 2: 31.6km
Loop 3: 28.0km
Loop 4: 22.7km


Regular tickets for SAR 200 will give you full access for the entire day, 29th Jan.
What’s included:

  • Full access to the lounge, with open seating, and a dedicated terrace area in front of the lounge with seats with a direct view of the endurance field
  • Delicious canapes and refreshing drinks
  • Racebook and welcome pack
  • Live Entertainment
  • Complimentary parking

What’s included:

  • Full access to the lounge, with open seating, and a dedicated terrace area in front of the lounge with seats with a direct view of the endurance field
  • Carefully crafted canapes and bespoke mocktails
  • Racebook and welcome pack
  • Live Entertainment
  • Excellent viewing for the prize ceremony event
  • Complimentary parking
Entrance Policy

• Pre-registration is required. Guests will be asked to provide their full names and ID numbers upon booking.
• Tawakkalna app status (Immune) must be presented to allow access to the venue, and tickets must be presented for scanning.
• Please bring your Passport/Iqama for check-in.
• Parking is complimentary.
• Children and adults of all ages are welcome.

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