Today two endurance horses Cyryl (Sinus – Cyrla) and Shanokk (Santhos – Sinjah) travel to Assisi to take part in an international CEI*** event Assisi Endurance Lifestyle, combined with CEIYJ, held on June 14-15th. The first contest will take place on the distance of 160 km, whereas the other one, also with a rank of three asterisks, but for juniors and young riders, on the distance of 120 km. Cyryl under Beata Dzikowska and Shanokk under Ola Ciesielska, in the colors of the “Champion” Riding Club, will start on Saturday, in the Senior Riders category, on the distance of 160 km.
Assisi is an ancient town, where Saint Francis was born. Two years after his death in 1226, when he was claimed a saint, in the north-western part of Assisi was founded the St. Francis basilica, now containing one of the greatest collection of works by XIII and XIVth century painters. The route of the endurance race leads through narrow streets of that picturesque town. “We are already awaiting beautiful views and unforgettable impressions”, says Beata Dzikowska, “and of course some good results”. Last year the event was promoted by the princess HRH Haya bint Al Hussein. There was also held a conference devoted to cultural, economic and turistic cooperation between Italy and the United Arab Emirates. Next year FEI is planning to organize in Assisi the European Championships.