Riyadh 2024 Shatters Records: Equestrian’s Biggest Prize Ever at $2.81M!
In an extraordinary leap for equestrian sports, the Riyadh 2024 FEI World Cup™ Finals are poised to set a historic precedent. With a prize fund that dwarfs previous records, this event is not just a competition; it’s a celebration of the sport’s burgeoning global stature.
The Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Final already boasts an impressive prize pot of €1.3 million. Now, in a historic move, the Organising Committee has doubled this amount, elevating the prize fund to an extraordinary $2.81 million. Additionally, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final is seeing a significant boost, with its prize money increasing by $115,000 to reach a total of $432,000
Saudi Arabia’s Ascendancy in Equestrian Sports
Chart Saudi Arabia’s rise to prominence in the equestrian world. Highlight their achievements in the Olympics and their strategic efforts to enhance their global equestrian presence, culminating in hosting the FEI World Cup™ Finals.
Voices of the Sport
FEI Secretary General, Sabrina Ibáñez, acknowledges the monumental significance of the event, stating: “The FEI is privileged to have the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation as a key ally in equestrian sport… there is no doubt they are fully onboard when it comes to raising the bar…” Her words reflect the optimism and ambition that the Riyadh 2024 Finals embody.
Impact on Athletes and the Sport’s Future
The extraordinary prize fund represents more than monetary value; it signifies a shift towards greater recognition and respect for equestrian sports on the global stage. This development could usher in a new era of competitiveness and excellence, inspiring athletes and fans alike.
As we edge closer to the Riyadh 2024 FEI World Cup™ Finals, the equestrian community buzzes with anticipation. This historic event is not just a competition; it’s a testament to the sport’s evolving landscape and a beacon of future possibilities.