World Equestrian Events

Mawarid wins Wathba Stallions Cup

9 June 2019, Chelmsford City, UK ~ It was a memorable day for Isaac Buncle who rode Mawarid to win the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stallions Cup race held at the Chelmsford City racecourse in the UK on Saturday, 8 June 2019. Mawarid chased the…

Al Mounteze Monlau Triumphs in Zayed Cup in Stockholm

8 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden ~ Al Mounteze Monlau under Elione Chaves won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Listed Cup while Ulrika Holmquist brought smiles to the large band of home fans at the Gardet Park in Stockholm winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship on Thursday, 6 June 2019.…

Meet California Trainer, Terri Eaton

Racing horses came naturally to Terri Eaton. She remembers her first job at age 11, galloping horses for Arabian horse racing pioneers Lucas Arabians, then racing in Nevada and California with Hazel Lucas. As a teenager, she was already traveling with Bob Raine and Hazel Lucas promoting Arabians on the Fair Circuit in the Western…

Beune De l’Ardus Speeds to Win in Waregem

Beune de l'Ardus

Hungarian apprentice rider Vivien Mocsinka wins HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice race4 June 2019, Waregem Hippodrome, Belgium ~ Seven apprentice riders from many points in Europe gathered in Waregem for the 2019 edition of the HH Sheikha Fatima bin Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFHRA) on 2 June. The race of 2120m was fought out…

Arabian Racing Takes the Stage in Belgium

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak race in Belgium 1 June 2019, Waregem, Belgium ~ The Hippodrome Waregem will play host to the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race on Sunday, 2 June 2019. Seven Apprentice jockeys from around the world will vie in Sunday’s race for a spot in the 24 November…

Arabian Racing Takes Top Form in Sao Paulo Brazil

File photo Brazil 2015

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival hosts two races in Brazil24 May, 2019, Sao Paulo, Brazil ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will be organizing two races at the Hippodrome of Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo on Saturday, 25 May, 2019. Organised under the Festival’s banner by the Jockey…

Macallan Wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Sweden

9 May 2019, Jagersro, Sweden ~ Martin Rodrigues on Macallan ran a well-judged race to win as the Wathba Stallions Cup Group 3 race opened Sweden’s 2019 racing calendar on 8 May 2019 for Purebred Arabian horses at the Jagersro track. Nine went to post in the 1730-metre contest on the dirt tracks for this…

Ingmar De Vos Elected to ASOIF Council

The ASOIF Council is responsible for preparing and conducting the General Assembly as well as implementing its decisions8 May 2019, Australia ~ Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), was today elected to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) Council at its General Assembly held during the SportAccord World Sport…

Listening to the Horses

Ernst Oertel photo: Nils Rosenkjaar

17 April 2019, UAE ~ Ernst Oertel is fresh off his winner circle triumphs for the 2018-2019 UAE racing season. Dedicated, determined and goal oriented, this year it all came together for Oertel as he won the ultimate Arabian race, the coveted $1million Dubai Kahayla Classic, the opener for the World Cup, and achieved Champion…

Raising Racing Arabians in the UAE Desert   

Tadhg O'Shea accepts congratulations after DKC win '19

Adversity Leads to Ingenuity for Khalid Al Nabooda  A desire to breed winning Arabian race horses in his UAE desert home came with many difficulties for United Arab Emirates businessman, Khalid Al Nabooda. With persistence, the issues became challenges, not obstacles, and Al Nabooda has established a winning reputation and is happy to share the…

RB Grenayde Wins in Al Ain

RB Grenayde

4 April 2019, Al Ain, UAE ~ Racing at Al Ain on Thursday, 4 April 2019, was capped with the 1800m handicap, giving RB Grynade another chance to shine. After AF Al Baher looked the likely winner when hitting the front 300m out, they had no answer to the late challenge of RB Grynade (Burning…

Who Will Host FEI World Championships 2022?

26 March 2019, Lausanne (SUI) ~ A total of 20 countries on four different continents – Europe, North and South America and Asia – have submitted expressions of interest to host the FEI World Championships 2022, with representatives from over 30 different venues attending a workshop for potential host cities. Participants at the interactive workshop,…

BF Mughader Wins Abu Dhabi Group 1 Emirates Championship

BF Mughader

Tadhg O’Shea confirms his place in the UAE record books15 March 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Racing returned to Abu Dhabi on Friday, 15 March 2019, for its biggest meeting of the season, highlighted by the Group 1 Emirates Championship for Purebred Arabians, as well as the Group 3 Abu Dhabi Championship for Thoroughbreds. Both…

AS Ajeeb Comes Through to Win HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Cup

AS Ajeeb (chestnut) wins at Meydan - file photo

O’Shea makes it 500 winners!23 February 2019, Sharjah, UAE ~ The sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club (SERC) season on Saturday afternoon, 23 February 2019, was highlighted by HH The Ruler of Sharjah Cup, a 1700m Prestige highlight basically thrown away last year by ES Ajeeb, but 12 months later,…

Saudi Arabia Brings New Blood For Inaugural GCC Cup at Sharjah

Tallaab Al Khalediah

15 February 2019, UAE ~ Racing at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club on Saturday, 16 February 2019 is highlighted by the inaugural running of an exciting new initiative, the AED200,000 The GCC Cup (Prestige). The 1700m race is restricted to horses foaled within the GCC countries—namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and, of…