With the participation of Saudi male and female riders and the most famous international horses… The "Longines Global Champions Tour of Riyadh", the first event of The Diriyah Season kicks off on October 2011 October 2022
The 2022 Diriyah Season will host the activities of the final round of the Longines Global Champions Tour show jumping series, which is the Diriyah’s season opening event, from October 20 to 22.
One of the most anticipated international competitions is the Longines Global Champions Tour Championship, which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting for the first time. The world's top athletes led by the British Ben Maher, the Swedish Henrik von Eckermann, the Belgian Pieter Devos, and the most well-known international horses , all take part in this yearly series of show jumping competitions. Foreign riders won't be the only ones allowed to participate. The Finals will also feature Saudi riders including Abdullah Sharbatly, Abdul Rahman Al-Rajhi, Mashari Al-Harbi, and Khaled Al-Mabti.
HH Prince Abdullah bin Fahad bin Abdullah, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Equestrian Federation, emphasized that the hosting of this significant equestrian event, which is watched by people all over the world, comes due to the unrestricted support that the sports industry enjoys from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz - May God protect him - and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz- May God support him- along with the follow-up from HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, the Minister of Sports and Chairman of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee.
Prince Abdullah bin Fahd said, "We are happy to host the largest and most prestigious show jumping event in the world, in which the most well-known riders in the world participate." He clarified that the Saudi Equestrian Federation invested in this great tournament by adding rounds that would allow Saudi and female riders to participate. He added, "We have given our young male and female riders the opportunity to participate in the global forum and interact with international riders to gain experience and skills for the benefit of their performance in the coming period."
The Equestrian Sports Events Company—the host of the tournament, which operates under the umbrella of the Saudi Equestrian Federation—announced the opening of ticket sales for the tournament today. This is to give the local and international spectators the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Final leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour series early through the Diriyah Season website at the following link: https://diriyahseason.sa
It is vital to note that the Longines Global Champions Tour will be part of the Diriyah Season activities, which have become one of the most important tourist, cultural, and entertainment destinations in the region. The Diriyah Authority aims to attract more than 25 million visitors annually to this region, which embraces numerous museums, hotels, shops, and restaurants, to be a global destination for culture, leisure, relaxation, shopping, and hospitality.
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