Shaikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairwoman of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and the Al Ain ladies clubs said: "The FBMA
International Show Jumping Cup 2018 has witnessed an increase in participation, in addition to a spectacular performance by Emirati riders, which is a culmination of our longstanding efforts to foster Abu Dhabi's position as an international destination for major sports events, as well as encourage women to flourish in sports and achieve their potential.
Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and the Al Ain ladies clubs said that FBMA
International Show Jumping Cup 2018 could not have achieved such success if not for the utmost support of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.
OWEN Dewi Wyn Peacefully at the end, Dewi Wyn Owen, MBChB, FRCS, FBMA
of Carmarthen, passed away at Glangwili Hospital on Feb 5, 2016; most loving and loved husband of Rhiannon (Non), father of Sian and Huw, grandfather of Sion, Hannah and Roma, brother of Elwyn and father-in-law of David and Clare.
The Cup is organised by FBMA
with platinum sponsors, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), and Longines.
A total of 147 show jumpers and 180 horses from 25 countries are taking part in six categories of show jumping events, making the three-day competition the largest edition of the FBMA
International Show Jumping Cup to date.
The event has also seen commercial interest in the conference increase year on year, and at a press conference organisers FBMA
unveiled the first four official Partners of the 2017 event - Founding Partners Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and Abu Dhabi Media (ADM), and Main Partners Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Dolphin Energy.
Three would be plenty on this occasion though, and the Sky Blues lifted 2016's first piece of silverware in the form of the FBMA
Challenge Trophy, under the watchful eye of club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
Raysa Al Ketbi, Operations Manager, Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, said: "The FBMA challenge will be a fantastic occasion and a fitting way to bring a very successful training camp for both Manchester City Women's FC and Melbourne City Women's FC to an end.
We are looking forward to playing the FBMA Challenge on Wednesday evening".
We hope that their visit culminating in the FBMA
Challenge will encourage even more girls and women to participate in football, which has already become an emblematic sport in our nation".
Earlier this year, Abu Dhabi held the first International Skating Union (ISU) international competition, the FBMA
Trophy, and even though I placed fourth.
It has been organised by the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FDMA) under the leadership of Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairwoman of FBMA
and Chairwoman of Abu Dhabi Ladies Club.