Calling all families: The Equestrian Village at FBMA’s International Show Jumping Cup 2019 is back!
Families and friends alike will be happy to hear that the Equestrian Village will return to The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup this year, bringing three days of family-focused fun, food and frolics at Al Forsan International Sports Resort from the 7th to 9th of February 2019.
Equestrian lovers not only get a chance to see some fantastic action in the arena, but an opportunity to enjoy the fully interactive Equestrian Village and its vibrant atmosphere of outdoor family-focused fun. Each day from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm throughout the championship, guests can expect to savour a variety of food trucks to satisfy their food cravings, as well as explore pop-up market stalls with artistic displays, interactive games, and of course, some great live music. And let’s not forget out the unobstructed view of the more than 120 international and local riders competing in the prestigious Show Jumping event!
In the spirit of the Cup itself, the Equestrian Village aims to enthral families with dynamic and popular children’s games, inspired by the equestrian action taking place. Furthermore, a plethora of artistic entertainment options will be presented in a bespoke picnic and food truck dining area, aimed for the adults in attendance.
The Equestrian Village also caters for those looking for a more relaxed day out. Meander the market stalls for some impromptu shopping, as you browse the crafts and trinkets on sale, created by local artists and designers. The Village is also delighted to promote local live performers, who will be ready to entertain the crowds with their medley of popular music.
Feeling peckish? Fear not. The Equestrian Village will be teeming with food trucks, set in a tailored picnic area, offering a variety of local and international cuisines to please every palate.
Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Chief Executive Officer of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and the directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of the board of the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy and President of the Abu Dhabi and the Al Ain Ladies Clubs. The 6th edition of the FBMA International Show Jumping Cup is being organised by FBMA, with the support of Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the UAE Equestrian Federation. The event is sponsored by Longines, Abu Dhabi Media, Al Shira’a Stables amongst many supporters.
The equestrian event, which provides a special platform for both female and male riders and showjumpers across the UAE and abroad to showcase their talent, is open to the public free of charge, and will run from Thursday 7 February to Saturday 9 February from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm