Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup, which took place on 10 February, was this ultimate test of man and horse against time and the elements, witnessing riders navigating 120 km of AlUla’s unique and rugged desert terrain. On 11 February, a 160 km ride took place, and this special event leads up to the 2026 FEI world championship that will be hosted in AlUla. This unique equestrian event offered a range of activities, entertainment and dining options for a fun family day out.

Location

AlFursan Equestrian Village

Our Values

Equality

As with all Equestrian Sports, Endurance riding is one of the few inclusive sports where men and women compete alongside each other with equal opportunity to achieve success and recognition. 19% of the almost 200 riders in the 2022 edition were female.

Welfare

Veterinary inspections at the end of each course loop, make sure to uphold the highest standards of horse welfare. Although the rides are timed, the emphasis is on both rider and horse to finish all 4 loops in good condition rather than coming home fastest.

Training

AlUla has a long history of horse-riding and equestrianism, which extends back thousands of years. Drawing on the region’s heritage, training programmes and new opportunities have been created for local horse riders, coaches, and other roles.