Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dubai Racing Club Announces 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival Programme

Eleven Race Meetings Worth More Than $38m Lead to 20th Dubai World Cup Celebrations30 August 2014, UAE  ~ The countdown to the 20th Dubai World Cup has begun with Dubai Racing Club’s announcement of the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival program at Meydan Racecourse. Consisting of eleven race meetings spread over a three-month season, the Dubai…

Full Individual Results WEG Endurance

29 August 2014, Normandy, France ~ As the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games continues near Caan, France, the tents are coming down at the Sartilly endurance event, staged 28 August. Endurance Championship 2014 Individual Gold: (UAE) HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum and Yamamah (little dove) Silver: (NED) Marijke VISSER and Laiza De Jalima (Best…

Yamamah Makes It Gold for Sheikh Hamdan  

29 August, 2014, Sartilly, France ~ HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (UAE) and the Austrailan-bred mare Yamamah, meaning little dove in Arabic, led from start to finish to win the individual gold medal at a challenging Endurance competition in Sartilly at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014. He takes over the world title…

Olson Triumphs over Testing Endurance Course at 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games  

28 August 2014, Sartilly, France  ~ The endurance race at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games kicked off at 7:00 a.m.local time on Friday, as 165 horse-and-rider combinations headed out on the five-loop track, all hoping to be the first to finish at the end of the day. A sloppy trail from rain all…

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum Wins WEG Endurance Gold Riding Yamamah

Yamamah Led From the Start in Tough 160km Challenge 28 August 2014, Sartilly, France ~ HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum took the 2014 World title with the 15-year-old mare, Yamamah (Kurrajong Concorde), bred by FEI Award Winner Meg Wade of Australia) in a ride time of 8:08:28. Silver on the podium was Marijke Visser from the…

Montashir Crowned Champion of Aseel International Cup in Germany

Aseel International Purebred Arabian Horse Cup   27 August 2014 Kassel, Germany ~ The  three-day Aseel International Purebred Arabian Horse Cup Germany 2014 held in Kassel, Germany, from August 22 to 24 has now been taken under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed al Nahyan. The three day event included a Purebred Arabian horse show…

WEG U.S. Endurance Riders Ready to Go After First Horse Inspection

27 August, 2014, Sartilly, France  ~ After today’s first horse inspection, U.S. Endurance horse-and-rider combinations are poised and ready for the start of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games endurance race on August 28, 2014,. Setting out over the picturesque 100 mile (160km) track stretching from the Lucerne Forest to the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel…

Scouting Trail – Scenes from the WEG Endurance Competition

26 August 2014, Sartilly, France ~ “It probably will be very wet,” said USA Chef D’Equipe, Emmett Ross, of the Endurance Championship course for 28 August. Normandy has vibrant green grass due to an abundance of rain, and the week of the World Equestrian Games Endurance venue has been no exception. After the deluge on Monday,…

News Flash: Adequan U.S. Reining Team Wins Gold Medal at 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

26 August, 2014, Caen, France ~ From the USEF Communications Department  The Adequan U.S. Reining Team has won the Gold medal at the FEI World Team Reining Championship held as part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Exhibition Center. The team is composed of Andrea Frappani riding Custom Cash Advance, Shawn Flarida…

US Arabian Horse Association Shows Support for North American WEG Teams

25 August, 2014, USA ~ Arabian horses are well represented at the Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. The Endurance event on Thursday, 28 August will have over 200 Arabians vying for the Championship over the historic and pictoresque venue of Mt. Saint Michel. Cynthia Richardson, President of the Arabian Horse Association sends a good…

Ameretto Claims Third European Racing Award in Poland

24 August, 2014, Poland ~ Ameretto (Amer), ridden by M Manueddu, proved his brilliance as Europe’s Best Purebred Arabian Horse with a superb win in the 11th round of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Group-3 (PA) to claim the European Racing Award for the third time at the Służewiec Horse Race Track…

Ameretto Eyes European Races Award

August 24, 2014, Warsaw, Poland ~ Indian professional lady jockey Rupa Narpat Singh breaks new grounds as the leading rider faces the challenge of her sex in the 13th round of the 30,000 euro HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR), the penultimate leg of the series at the Służewiec Horse Race Track…

Let the Games begin!

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy – Opening Ceremony  23 August, 2014,  Caen, France- ~ A parade of athletes from the 74 participating nations, an incredible musical and hi-tech lightshow extravaganza featuring over 100 horses, the Garde Républicaine and giant Mexican waves entertained a sellout crowd of 21,000 for the Opening Ceremony of the Alltech…

U.S. Athletes Kick Off 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at Historic Opening Ceremonies

23 August, 2014 Caen, France ~ The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games officially got underway on Saturday evening with the Opening Ceremonies at the d’Ornano Stadium. The night kicked off with the parade of nations, including many of the 969 competitors that are slated to take part in World Championship competition across the eight…

Team USA Prepares to Compete at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy

 22 August, 2014, LEXINGTON, Kentucky ~ The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, France, commence tomorrow, Saturday, 23 August. National Federations from 74 nations will participate, making it a record-breaking edition of the Games in terms of global participation. Alltech, headquartered in Kentucky and the title sponsor of the event, offers its best wishes…

Służewiec, Poland, Welcomes Top Arabian Racing with HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

22 August, 2014, Warsaw, Poland ~ The penultimate round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) and the 11th round of the Sheikh Zayed Cup in the United Arab Emirates Day at the Hippodrome Warsaw at Służewiec on Sunday, 24 August. The event, held as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin…

Federation Française d’Equitation Supports Pierre Durand for FEI President

Soutien de la Fédération Française d’Equitation à la présidence de la FEI22 August 2014, France ~ The French Federation of Equitation (FFE) notes with regret the decision by HRH Princess Haya not to seek a third term as the head of the Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI. The FFE acknowledges the excellent relationship that has existed with the…

French raiders dominate UK Arabian Derby entries

21 August, 2014, UK ~ French raiders dominate the 10 initial entries received for the UK Arabian Derby at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday, 25 September, sponsored for the first time by Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club. The race’s most successful trainer with a quintet of victories is French handler Jean Francois Bernard, who this year…

Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy – Endurance Preview

Eagerly anticipated Endurance event at iconic site 21 August 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ Endurance will see an impressive number of starters for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, beating all previous records by almost 10% when the 160-kilometre ride gets underway on Thursday 28 August. The competition takes place in Sartilly, just over 100 kilometres…

Athlete Del Sole Steals Win in Sheikh Zayed Cup in Belgium

Impressive debut for Spanish lady jockey Lucia Gelaber19 August, 2014, Ostend, Belgium ~ Sheimah Qardabiyah made a great run under Spanish amateur lady jockey Lucia Gelabert Bautista to land the 12th round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) at the Ostend racecourse in Belgium on 18 August. The four-year-old French-bred Dahess filly broke…

MS Dennie MHF wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Ferndale Meet

19 August, 2014, Ferndale, California ~ On Saturday 16 August, the Wathba Racing Series continued at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale, California. The race was carded as the third on a record-setting day as attendance reached the ultimate of 6,277 bringing along a 27% increase in on-track handle. The previous attendance record was 4,265 for the same day. The…

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Welcomes Endurance to Sartilly

The endurance marathon on 28 August will be hosted in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel for the first time  18 August 2014, Normandy, France ~ The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy from 23 August – 7 September 2014 ~ On Thursday 28 August 2014 at 7am, over 170 riders under the flags of 48 nations…

Two Stakes Wins in Two Days for Ms Dixie and Arapahoe Park

Arapahoe Park Closing Day Results17 August 2014, Aurora, Colorado ~ Ms Dixie (Burning Sand x Dixie Darlene by Wiking) accomplished something that no horse ever has at Arapahoe Park by winning two stakes races in two days at the Aurora, Colorado, track.  On Saturday, the filly cruised to a 10-length victory in the COBRA Distaff Sponsored by Soaring Eagle Ranch,…

Bint Jakkarta and Al Mourtazez Take Championships in Al Rayyan and Doha Cups

Al Shaqab Racing dominates in Deauville16 August, 2014, Deauville ~  Bint Jakkarta (QA), running in the colors of Al Shaqab Racing, took on the colts for the first time in the 2,000m €50,000 Al Rayyan Cup (Gr1 P/A), on Saturday, 16 August 2014, at Deauville. Thomas Fourcy’s representative left her rivals no chance after making her move…

Prime Arabian Races Set for Hippodrome Wellington in Belgium

17 August 2014, Ostend, Belgium ~ Eleven horses have been declared to battle it to the wire in the 12th round of the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship, while a quality field of eight runners makes the lineup for the 10th round of the Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup at…

Qatar Holds Strong Hand for UK Doncaster Showpiece

14 August, 2014, UK ~ Qatari owners are represented by seven of the 18 initial entries made for the £150,000 Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Harwood International Stakes (Group 1 PA), the UK’s highest value race for Pure Bred Arabians, which takes place at Doncaster on Saturday, 13 September. Julian Smart, whose racing year is…

Exclusive news from Nanjing on the FEI Youth Olympic Games blog

13 August 2014, Lausanne (SUI) ~ With just three days to go to the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, the FEI has launched a dedicated blog – youtholympics.fei.org – to report live from one of the world’s most exciting international sports competitions for young athletes. The FEI Youth Olympic Games blog…

FEI President HRH Princess Haya will Not Stand For Third Term as President

Statement from HRH Princess Haya affirms she will leave office at end of second term12 August 2014, Lausanne (SUI), FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ Earlier today, I notified the National Federations, the FEI Bureau and the FEI staff that, after a great deal of thought and reflection, I have made the very difficult decision not to stand for…

France Announces Endurance Team and Alternates for WEG 2014

12 August, 2014, France ~ The French selection of riders and horses is as follows for Endurance for the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014: The Team includes Sophie Dubourg, Director Technique National, Alain Soucasse, Director Technique National in charge of Endurance and Bénédicte Emond-Bon, National Selection committee. Five Horse/Rider Teams: ·         Nicolas Ballarin with  Lemir de Gargassan , owned by Nicolas Ballarin…

USEF Names 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team

11 August 2014, Lexington, Kentucky ~ From the USEF Communications Department The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named five horse-and-athlete combinations to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team. Additionally, four horse-and-athlete combinations have been named as alternates.  The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World…

AL Hibaab takes Newbury Shadwell Stud Dubai International Win

10 August, 2014, Newbury, UK ~ On Arabian Champion Day at Newbury racecourse, wild winds and rain did not deter Dubai International Arabian Racing, rich with prize money for 8 races (3 Group 1). The £50,000 Group 1 Shadwell Stud Dubai International Stakes saw the Gillian Duffield trained, AL Hibaab under Ted Durcan take the win for H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum. The…