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  • Ahmed Saleh

AlUla Tent Pegging World Championship and Horseback Archery World Cup begin

AlUla, December 16, 2023, The AlUla Tent Pegging World Championship in Traditional Sport Dress and the Horseback Archery World Cup commenced today at the AlFursan Equestrian Village. These prestigious events are organized by the Royal Commission for AlUla, with the Saudi Arabian Equestrian Federation overseeing the proceedings. The competitions witness participation from the International Tent Pegging Federation, the World Horseback Archery Federation, and the World Martial Arts Union.

Both Horseback Archery and Tent Pegging, ancient equestrian arts with roots in diverse cultures worldwide, take center stage in AlUla for the first time. The competitions showcase the rich history and heritage of these martial exercises, emphasizing the cultural significance of equestrian sports.

The Tent Pegging World Championship features horse breeders from the Gulf Cooperation Council and neighboring countries. Participating nations include Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Jordan, Russia, Germany, South Africa, and Iraq. This championship serves as a platform for skilled equestrians to demonstrate their prowess in the art of tent pegging.

Simultaneously, the AlUla Horseback Archery World Cup welcomes participants from 11 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the US, Türkiye, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Canada, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Thailand. This global gathering showcases the diverse styles and techniques employed in horseback archery, highlighting the unity of nations in celebrating this traditional sport.

The events not only contribute to the promotion of equestrian sports but also foster international collaboration and cultural exchange. AlUla's hosting of these championships underscores the region's commitment to preserving and promoting ancient equestrian traditions on the global stage.



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