Monthly Archives: August 2013

Action Hero, Jennifer Irene Waitte, Tackles the Tevis Cup

August 31, 2013, San Francisco ~ “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  –Eleanor Roosevelt 160 riders left Robie Park, Lake Tahoe, at 5:15 in the morning of August 20, 2013, for the 100-mile…

W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center Open House in October

August 29, 2013, Pomona, California ~ A week of  festivities in early October will mark the 75th anniversary of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Founder of the Kellogg company, Will Keith Kellogg, known as W.K. (April 7, 1860-October 6, 1951), became known for his cereals. A vegetarian, his strict dietary principles led…

If It’s November It’s Reining in France

August 28, 2013, Lyons…News You Might Want to Know The NRHA Open International Grand Prix of Lyon: Saturday 2nd November; the Lambey Non Professional Grand Prix: Sunday 3rd November Every year an amazing phenomenon can be seen in Lyon, France. Westerners from around the world flock to the capital of the Gauls to honor Western riding unlike anywhere…

November 1 Start of UAE 2013-2014 Racing Schedule at Jebel Ali

Wednesday August 28, 2013 Press Release Abu Dhabi ~ The dates for the UAE’s 2013-2014 racing season have been approved by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA). The new season’s inaugural day of racing will be…

Shrek OA wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup IV in The Netherlands

 August 27, 2013, Dunidigt ~ The Daniel Klomp-trained Shrek OA won the fourth Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in the series held in The Netherlands Sunday, August 25, as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. Jockey Roy van Eck led Shrek OA (Marwan x Sadjella) to a…

The Swiss Equestrian Federation insists on an independent commission of experts

August 27, 2013, Lausanne ~ FEI Update asks for independent commission by the Swiss Federation Endurance FEI: version française In the course of a round table discussion with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), a decision was taken to form an independent commission of experts to address and resolve the serious doping and animal welfare problems…

Ameretto sweeps HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival honours in Poland

August 25, 2013, Warsaw ~Australian Walker wins HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR race while Ameretto captures European Triple Crown Championship Mauro Manueddu rode another perfect race  on Sunday, August 25, winning the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 3) Nagroda Europy on the favorite, Ameretto. With this third win of the series,…

Favourite Ameretto eyes bonus fund in Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 3) in Warsaw

August 24, 2013, Warsaw ~ Last year’s HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Championship race winner Celtik aims to score again Ameretto, last year’s (2012) winner here at the Sluzewiec race course, has once again been in terrific form this year and will be the horse to beat in Sunday’s  (August 25) Sheikh Zayed bin…

2015 World Arabian Horse Racing Conference location announced

August 23, 2013, Warsaw ~ At a press conference held at the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw on Thursday to announce details of the Sunday, August 25, UAE Day of racing, the Sluzewiec race course Director Wlodzimierz Bakowski remarked on how the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival has played a…

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak World Ladies Championship in Ostend next year

August 20, 2013,  Wellington Racecourse, Ostend, Belgium ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival boosts presence in BelgiumFollowing the success of the 2012 Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Ghlin, and Monday’s tremendous response to the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup(Listed) race in Ostend, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat…

It is No Problem Al Maury in Ostend success

August 20, 2013, Ostend ~ Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup makes debut in Belgium The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup made a dream debut at the Wellington racetrack in Ostend, Belgium, with No Problem Al Maury winning an exciting…

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup to make Belgian debut

18, 2013, Hippodrome Wellington (Ostend)~The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival adds a new chapter to the historic Wellington racetrack in Ostend, Belgium as it unveils its Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup on Monday, August 19, 2013. The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat…

Results of the WEG CEI2* Endurance test of Friday16th August 2013

August 16, 2013, Sartilly, France ~ The CEI2* Endurance event organized as part of the preparatory events for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, took place today, Friday, 16th August 2013 in the Manche.         58 competitors and their horses started the race at 6:30 in Sartilly for a…

Report from Canada on Team Silver for NAJYR Kentucky Championship

August 16, 2013 ~ Canada’s Young Riders team is home from Kentucky and still flushed with the glow of their 120km Silver medal finish at the July 19, 2013, North American Junior and Young Riders Championships.   Eager to defend Team Canada’s 2012 Gold medal performance, pulling the team together was especially troublesome this year. There were serious challenges…

Action Hero, Devan Horn talks about her Mongol Derby ride

August 16, 2013, California ~ In order to be a writer,  you must have a story to tell. Devan Horn at age 20 is racking up the stories for an epic adventure novel. The latest is her race across Mongolia on semi-wild Steppe horses. Although Horn arrived in first place, because of a time penalty,…

Hippodrome Wellington in Belgium looks forward to Sheikh Zayed Listed PA Cup

August 15, 2013 Ostend, Belgium ~ The Hippodrome Wellington in Ostend, Belgium, and the Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium are looking forward to the races of the 19th of August. Prime on the card is the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup,  a Listed PA of 1800m with prize money of  €20,000 with…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup races in Sweden and France

August 14, 2013, UAE ~ Wathba Stud Farm Cup announces winners in Sweden and France as Yaqoot and Akkar stride to glory – Press Release Sweden – Yaqoot (Darike x Nirva de Caronne), owned by Stall Haaga, kicked away from the rest of the field to claim a comfortable two and a half lengths victory in the 1730m…

Dubai International Arabian Race Day at Newbury

Thursday 15th August, 2013 ~  8 Races, including 5 Group & International Races Dubai has taken over the Newbury Racecourse on Thursday, August 15 for an all Arabian race day. With typical Over the Top Dubai tradition, it will be a day to remember for race fans. On this day, entry is free and horse…

Muntasar wins Doha Cup in Deauville

August 10, 2013, Deauville, France ~ Prix Manganate – Alban de Mieulle trained Muntasar (Majd Al Arab x Danie Du Cassou) produced a sparkling gallop in the final furlong of the 2,000-metre race to pulverize his five opponents in Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club sponsored Doha Cup (Prix Manganate) held at Deauville racecourse in France on Saturday,…

Action Hero Devan Horn – Adventures in the Mongolian Derby

August 12, 2003, Texas ~ Devan Horn has just finished second – after coming in first in the longest and hardest horse race in the world – in Mongolia. Devan is 20 years old. What has shaped this fearless Action Hero? The back story shared by her parents, Rachel and Sandy Horn. “Let me say…

World Class Arabians Entered for Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Classic Debut

August 11, 2013, UK ~ The world’s highest rated Purebred Arabian, Mkeefa, looks set for the Group 1 Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes which will be run as part of the Ladbrokes St Leger card at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday, 14 September. Staged under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohamed Bin…

Horsereporter to show at ADIHEX 2013

August, 2013 ~ Once again, Horsereporter.com will be a prime presenter at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), this year from 4-7 September, 2013, where we will have a booth in the large Equestrian Hall for the 11th Anniversary of this popular event.  ADIHEX is the largest exhibition of its kind in…

Russell Finishes Fifth at FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders

From the USEF Communications Department August 5, 2013, Lexington, KY ~ The U.S. was represented by a strong contingent of young endurance riders on July 27 in Tarbes, France for the FEI World Endurance Championship for Juniors and Young Riders. Kelsey Russell rode Valerie Kanavy’s My Wild Irish Gold to an impressive fifth-place finish. With the 10-year-old…

Weekend Wathba Stud Farm Cup Races in UK Herald Winners

 August 5, 2013, UK ~ The Arabian Racing Organization is happy to announce the August 3 win of Al Majh’Hoor for the Hereford Wathba Stud Farm Cup Maiden Stakes, and Al Atique for the Wathba Stud Farm Cup Conditions Stakes, followed by the August 4, Newbury Wathba Stud Farm Cup Purebred Arabian Premier Handicap win of Munya Farah. August 3, Hereford Wathba Stud…

Entries up for August 5 Delaware – Dr. Sam Harrison Juvenile Arabian Filly S Gr 3

The 9th race at Delaware Park for Monday, August 5 is the Grade 3 Dr. Sam Harrison Juvenile Arabian Filly S (Arabian )STAKES 6 F Purse: $ 20,000. For Arabian Fillies Three Years Old.   Number, PP,  Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Owner, Breeding  1.    4 Our Princess, K Swan  LA Ashby, Cre Run Enterprises (Nivour De Cardonne x…

Reign Supreme takes supreme win at Santa Rosa Wathba Stud Farm Cup

August 3, 2013, Santa Rosa, California ~ Wathba Stud Farm Cup Maiden Special Weight for Arabians Three Years and Up – Prize Money $11,300 On a beautiful sunny California Saturday, Reign Supreme CS (Kador De Blaziet x Reign Dance PW by Monarach AH) showed her speed for the 6 Furlong Maiden Special Weight, taking the…

Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes at Newbury

August 1, 2013, ARO in association with HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival announces the August 4, Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes of 10F For Purebred Arabians, 3 yrs old & upwards, rated 0-90 ONE MILE, TWO FURLONGS or thereabouts. Entries: 1 ABHAR Mr J Smart 3…

Wathba Cup Entries Ready for Saturday Santa Rosa race

August 1, 2013, Santa Rosa, California – Saturday, August 3 the Wathba Cup Arabian Maiden Special Weight  Race 2 – 1:50 PM Purse $11,300. For Maidens, Three Years Old And Upward. Three Year Olds, 119 Lbs.; Older, 123 Lbs. Six Furlongs. Horse, Jockey, Trainer PP1 VAZ DJETS ON (Djet Set De Falgas x Banders Naoumi Ku)  (TX),…

USA Arabian Horse Association Gets ProActive for Registration

August 1, 2013, Colorado ~ Take Advantage of Short Time Discount on Registration for Horses 2 and Older Beginning July 1, the Arabian Horse Association will offer a discount on registration for horses 2 and older. Members who register their horses during this period, which ends December 31, 2013, will save $100 on purebred registration,…