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Over 100 races in 2015 Calendar of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

3 January 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival unveiled its 2015 calendar of events which includes 102 flat races and nine endurance championships across five continents. A press conference at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi showed off the impressive agenda for the Festival. Ms Lara…

Sheikh Mansoor festival Supports Four Endurance Races across Europe

February 16, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival lends support to four Endurance Championships: Portugal-April 25 to 27, France-May 23 to 27, Italy-July 25 to 27, and Slovakia-September 27.  Lara Sawaya, director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian…

Jeremy Reynolds, Southeast Team B Win North American Endurance Team Challenge

December 14, 2013, USEF –  AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Andrew Minnick Jeremy Reynolds and RR Gold Dust Rising (Becky Pearman Photography) Bronson, Fla. – After dark in northern Florida Friday night Jeremy Reynolds and RR Gold Dust Rising (Falina Des Fabries x Madeline) were first across the finish line of the 160km USEF North American Endurance Team Challenge Race. They…

Al Hammadi claims CEN** 120km National Day Endurance Cup in Abu Dhabi

December 7, 2013,  Abu Dhabi ~  UAE top rider Ali Yousuf Al Hammadi astride Armour Neyak made the win in the Saturday, CEI 120km ** National Day Cup endurance race for the Wathba Endurance Stables in great style. The winner covered  the 120km on the Anglo/Arab mare in 4:14:04 at an average speed of 28.33 km/hr succeeding over a starting list of  164…

Top Arab lady riders vie for honors in the HH Sheikha Fatima Endurance Cup

November 29, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup- for Arab Countries Only CEN has attracted top lady riders from the UAE and the rest of the Arab world at the Emirates International Endurance Village at Al Wathba for Saturday, November 30. The CEN-90km event will be contested over four stages as the young…

Tevis Photos 2013

Vicki Gaebe sends along these photos of her sister, Beverly Gray and Jolly Sickle at her Tevis ride and completion. Bravo! Bev’s comments: “It was a fantastic race. My worry was the heat, 112+ in the canyons. Jolly Sickle did exceptional. I was impressed and he showed very well for the Haggin Cup. The Tevis has…

NAJYR Endurance Championship goes off July 19 in Kentucky

July 15, 2013, California ~ TheFEI Adequan sponsored North American Junior Young Riders Championship (NAJYRC) is scheduled for July 17th through the 21st in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park. Young riders from disciplines of dressage, reining, endurance, jumping, and eventing will compete for Championship titles. The CEI 2**the 75 mile (120km) North American Young…

A clear stance on anti-doping for endurance

 27th of May 2013, Bern ~ The Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF)  has clearly expressed its dissatisfaction to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) concerning, “the highly deplorable state of affairs in respect of animal welfare and unequal treatment of athletes at international endurance competitions.” They have stated in correspondence that they are now expecting the FEI to…

Galeries Lafayette, France, joins support for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

May 22, 2013,Toulouse ~ Galeries Lafayette has joined the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival as the latest sponsors for the upcoming 4th edition of the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference to be held in Toulouse, France. The world forum (Abu Dhabi, Den Hague, Berlin, Toulouse), scheduled from June…

Action Hero Mary Ghargozlou – A Journey to Remember Mary – Saving the Asil Arabian

February 13, 2013, Iran ~Shirin Salartash, member of the Iran Asil Association, had a special kinship with the late Mary Leili Ghargozlou. Their farms were next door to each other near Kordan northwest of the capital, Tehran, 75kms away, at the foot of the Alborz Mountains. A staunch defender of the rare Asil Arabian, every…

Reynolds and Kimbler Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting

January, 2013, Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance, the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. The awards were presented at the USEF Horse of the Year Awards gala and dinner on Friday, January 18,…

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan wins Emirates Championship endurance ride

January , 2012, Abu Dhabi, ~ 11-year-old Balek El Tornada from W’rsan Stables won the Emirates Championship  over 120-kms under Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan.  Sheikh Mohammad, who also tasted his first-ever win, paced the 11-year-old bay gelding to finish just ahead of lady rider  Maryam Mohammad Mothanna on Mutajjeb from Seeh Al Salam Endurance…

Race Bred, Endurance Happy

In November, Horsereporter recognized Beverly Gray’s great record on her endurance horse, JollySickle.  Recently, the American Endurance Ride Conference also recognized the top performance by this duo, culminating in the 2012 AERC National Best Condition award for the gelding. Bred and trained for the track by Mandolynn Hill Farm in Texas, JollySickle’s (Jolly By Golly…

Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards from USEF

  Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting   December 17, 2012, Lexington, KY ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance, the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. The awards will…

A Brave Tevis Finish

 16, 2012, Auburn, California ~On August 4, Kadee Felton, 16, became the first junior out of five starters to finish the grueling Tevis cup ride on Shawford (Virgule Al Maury x BC Shawn Tiki by Samtyr). Riding with her mother, Beth, the two finished together in 19 hours, 57 minutes riding. Beth was riding Varoom…

Meg Sleeper wins AERC 100 Mile Championship and BC

 September 20-22, Asheville, North Carolina ~ The 2012 Adequan AERC Championship located at the Biltmore Equestrian Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Thursday, September 20, was another good day for Dr. Margaret (Meg) Sleeper. Riding her home-bred Arabian, Syrocco Cadence (Syrocco Troubador x Edgewood Schelite), Sleeper won the AERC 100 Mile Championship, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Championship, and…