Sunday, September 9, 2007
FEI : World Endurance Championship 2008 in Terengganu, Malaysia.
The FEI World Endurance Championship 2008 will be held at Terengganu International Endurance Park in Setiu Terengganu, Malaysia.
Situated a few kilometers from the South China Sea, the venue will offer visitors and competitors the best of Malaysia's natural beauty and hospitality, as well as:
First class stabling and quarantine areas for horses
Excellent trails, groomed for a safe, yet challenging Endurance competition
Sheltered cooling and crewing stations and vetting area
Spectator-friendly viewing areas
Hospitality and refreshment centers
The course is designed to provide a safe yet challenging competition, taking riders along the stunning coast line, through palm plantations, along canal banks and through natural vegetation forests. A long and wide grassy stretch of track provides ample space for the start of the competition and egress from the venue, and for a safe finish line and entry back into the Endurance Park.
The 2007 Pre-Ride event will be held November 9-11 at the Terengganu International Endurance Park. Riders, veterinarians and officials will experience the venue and the course, with the goal of experiencing and understanding the unique challenges of Endurance competition in a tropical climate. And - the ultimate goal of optimizing conditions for a fair, safe, and smoothly run FEI World Endurance Championship 2008.
From the Organizers of the 2008 FEI World Endurance Championship:
+ We will offer two-way air freight for horses to and from Malaysia from designated pick-up points.
+ We will provide return tickets for all qualified riders and two grooms per horse, one chef d’equipe and one veterinarian for the team.
+ We will provide accommodation, meals and transportation for all team officials, riders and grooms.
+ We will provide excellent facilities at Malaysia’s “Terengganu International Endurance Park” for both horses and participants.
+ We will organise a trial run in November 2007 – riders and horses from several countries will be invited.
+ Accommodation: We will provide hotel accommodation in Kuala Terengganu for all FEI officials, team officials and riders. Grooms and support staff will be accommodated in hotels near the Venue. More than one thousand rooms are currently available in Kuala Terengganu and the State Government is committed to having more hotels built and to be ready before October 2008.
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