World Arabian Horse Racing Conference opens in Berlin

      June 7, 2012, Berlin ~ The third edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference got underway in the German capital, Berlin, on Thursday morning. The three-day event is held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs within the…

Iraq continues a history of Arabian racing

Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi’s family may not have been the first to breed Arabian horses in Iraq, but they are one of the oldest families still breeding purebred horses, and are considered the largest breeder in the country. “My family owns a large estate 40km to the North of Mosul, and our stud farm is…

New Discovery of the Arabian horse found in Saudi Arabia

Peter Harrigan, author and scholar, has put together a fascinating read in the May/June issue of the Saudi Aramco World magazine. Excerpt and link to the article below. The discovery at al-Magar and the electrifying question it raises come as Saudi Arabia experiences a resurgent pride not only in its archeological heritage but also, particularly,…

Agenda – World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, Germany 2012

Agenda – 2012 Berlin Ritz Carlton Hotel June 6    Press Conference at 12 pm UAE Embassy Berlin 8pm Welcoming dinner at the Grand Ballroom Ritz Carlton Hotel.  June 7  At 10 am  Opening Words by HE Mohammed Al Mahmood (UAE Ambassador to Germany)  Sami Al Boueinen(IFAHR)  Abdulla Al Qubaisi (Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority)…

Racing Lady Rider Profiles

Veronika Aske, Norway DOB: 1986 Profession: TV Presenter First Racing License: 2004 Flat Wins: 9 Veronika Aske began her riding career with show jumpers. She was introduced to harness racing by her uncle who had a neighbor with a trotter. “I went over every day,” she said. Licensed to race since 2004, Veronika rides with…