His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was unanimously elected as President of the United Arab Emirates on November 3, 2004, upon the death of his father Sheikh Zayed Sultan Al Nahyan, who held the past from the foundation of the Federation on December 2, 1971 until his death on November 2, 2004. His confirmation as the new leader signalled to the people of the UAE and to the world that a new era has arrived which will evidently be an era of empowerment for the UAE as it continues to strive for excellence and distinction on a regional and global stage. The United Arab Emirates continues today to enjoy a wise and far-sighted leadership under His Highness Sheikh Khalifa whose public sevice spans the two historic stages of his nation's development
The organising committee would like to extend a very warm welcome to the highlight of the UAE showjumping calendar. This five star show encompasses two very important events - the Longines Jumping Nation’s Cup of the UAE and the President of the UAE Showjumping Cup presented by Longines. Over the four days of this show, teams will have the chance to achieve direct qualification to the world final of the Nation’s Cup in Spain this September. At the same time the five star President’s Cup is the biggest and most prestigious showjumping stage in the emirates and will be the place to see the UAE’s international stars take on some of the sport’s most accomplished and well-known overseas riders. With athletes competing both for their country and for individual honours, the stakes are sure to be high at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian and Racing Club. There will plenty for all the family in the Village, so come down, cheer for your country and witness the biggest showjumping event in the UAE.