Herbs Alfred's Tower Ride
9/10 August 2003
FEI 140KM 3 Star and FEI 100KM 2 Star Plus British Riding Club's Team
FIRST PRIZE IS TRIP TO UAE
first prize in the Hilton Herbs Alfreds Tower ride will be automatic
entry to the $US 200,000 President's Cup in Abu Dhabi in the United
Arab Emirates in March 2004.
entry to the prestigious CEI 4 star 160km event will include all
expenses for the horse, rider and guest for up to one month over
the period of the ride.
prize is at the invitation of HH Sheikh Mansoor and has been arranged
through the Abu Dhabi-based Endurance World magazine which has also
donated sponsorship funding to the Alfred's Tower event.
announcement follows the selection of Alfred's Tower as one of three
rides in Europe from which the winner will win the chance to compete
in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Self of ride sponsor Hilton Herbs said: "We are delighted with
the link up between the Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower Ride and the
UAE President's Cup. The first prize of a chance to compete in such
a prestigious race is sure to attract a strong international field.
The selection of the Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower ride as a qualifier
for the President's Cup confirms its status as the premier ride
in the UK in 2003."
Hudson, Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower organiser and chairman of Endurance
GB, said: "This is an exciting development for the ride and
for endurance riding in the UK. We are hopeful of attracting some
of Europe's best riders."
Herbs sponsored rider and British team rider Jane James, who has
competed in the UAE, said: "Competing in the desert is an amazing
experience and I would advise anyone who gets the chance to go for
it - it is unforgettable!
first prize in the second class, the FEI 100km 2 star event, will
be an endurance saddle valued at £1,500 donated by Gaston
Mercier, a leading saddler in France and former European champion.
John Hudson +44 (0) 1398 332089 (mobile) +44 (0) 7779 797170 Email:
email@example.com www: hiltonherbsalfredstower.endurancegb.co.uk
to Editors: The Hilton Herbs Alfred's Tower Endurance Ride will
take place from the National Trust's Stourhead House and Gardens
near Mere in Wiltshire.
The British Riding Club's Team Endurance Challenge takes place on
Sunday 10 August enabling Riding Clubs affiliated to the British
Horse Society to enter teams of three or four to compete in the
BRC's Team Endurance Challenge.