Monthly Archives: April 2015

FEI Sports Forum Addresses Changes in Driving, Dressage, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining

FEI Sports Forum turns focus to non-Olympic sports 28 April 2015, Lausanne (SUI) 1. Driving four-in-hand: shorter dressage test for individuals; for teams (all in one day) 2. Dressage, pas-de-deux and cones relay, or combined marathon; pure cone event for individual drivers 3. Endurance: change from one-day 160km format to a two-day 100km-per-day format, with…

FEI Sports Forum 2015 opens with discussion on future of FEI World Equestrian Games™

The FEI President Ingmar De Vos welcomed 270 delegates representing the International Olympic Committee (IOC), National Federations (NFs), riders’, trainers’, and organisers’ clubs, sponsors, experts, media, guests and FEI staff to the fourth FEI Sports Forum which opened at the prestigious business school IMD in Lausanne (SUI)27-28 April 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Potential Changes in Competitions…

New Inductees Announced for the USA Arabian Racing Hall of Fame & Tent of Honor

2015 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees In order for a horse to be considered into the Racing Hall of Fame, it must meet criteria within the following mission statement: “The horse shall have made a significant contribution to Arabian racing in the United States through the horse’s own performance and the performance of its progeny.”…

Dubai Interational Arabian Races Expands UK Sponsorship

27 April 2015, UK ~ For nearly 3 decades His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been a successful and dedicated supporter of Arabian Horse racing both in the UK and internationally. On behalf of our patron, Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) is delighted to announce that a sponsorship deal to support even…

Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists announce 2015 A+ Award winners

26 April 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Alltech ‘A+’ Awards for outstanding coverage of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. The A+ Awards were established in 2010 by Alltech, in collaboration with the IAEJ, to reward creativity,…

Jockey Bentley records 100th win for the season

23 April 2015, Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha ~ Making his 100th win for the season, jockey Harry Bentley took Roman Legend home to win the Al Gharafa Cup at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) on Thursday, 23 April. In one of the two Arabian races for the evening, the Hassan Ali Hassan…

UAE National Federation Appeals Suspension to FEI Tribunal

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Federation has lodged a formal appeal to the FEI Tribunal against its provisional suspension from the FEI.22 April 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the UAE National Federation on 12 March 2015 for an indeterminate period following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and…

Pan American Equestrian Confederation Announces Appointment of Eric L. Straus as Secretary General

20 April 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The Pan American Equestrian Confederation (PAEC) is pleased to announce the election and appointment of Eric L. Straus (USA) as Secretary General. Straus brings more than 45 years of equestrian experience with significant international and national achievements, coupled with his proven business expertise. Straus served as the Secretary General…

W’rsan Arabians score in Dubai Dressage Championship Finals

The finale of the UAE dressage season run from 13-14 April, the Dubai Dressage Championship, concluded this week at Emirates Equestrian Centre. The country’s top dressage talent competed across six levels, Preliminary, Novice, Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium and Advanced. W’rsan Stud dressage riders had excellent results riding Arabian horses from the Abu Dhabi farm, gathering two…

FEI Suspends UAE National Federation

As of 12 March 2015, the FEI Bureau has suspended the National Federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for an indeterminate period following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and non-compliance with FEI Rules and Regulations in the discipline of Endurance9 April 2015, Switzerland ~ The Endurance world is looking…

Bachair Qardabiyah wins Wathba Cup in The Netherlands

20 April 2015, Duindigt, The Netherlands ~  The Netherlands will stage five Wathba Stud Farm Cup races at the Duindigt race course in 2015 under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. The first of these five races was run on Sunday, 19 April at the…

Oman’s Al Wardi wins HH Sheikha Fatima race in Toulouse

Al Mouwaffak wins Sheikh Zayed Cup European Triple Crown opener 18 April 2015, Toulouse, France ~ It took over three years for the Best Jockey winner of the inaugural HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Awards – Oman’s Azhar Al Wardi – to taste success in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global…

Vetlana De Faust wins Al Huwaila Cup in Qatar racing

16 April 2015, Qatar ~ Injaaz Stud’s Vetlana De Faust (Al Saoudi x Svetlana) posted a victory over Al Majh’hoor in the Al Huwaila Cup, one of three Pure Arabian races featured the eight-event card of the evening at the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club on Thursday, 16 April 2015.The Jassim Al Ghazali trained Vetlana De Faust was…

Star-Studded Field for the Prix Carthage – Hannibal – HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Gr 2PA)

2014 winner, Sir Bani Yas, Djet Taouy, and Valentin are all starting in Friday’s 2000-metre turf contest with a prize fund of €35,00017 April 2015, Toulouse, France ~ 10 horses go to post on Friday in the Prix Carthage – Hannibal – HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan  (Gr 2PA), the first leg of the…

Cakouet De Bozouls Wins For Polish Owner Krysztof

Cakouet De Bozouls confirms racing for new owner, Krzysztof Gozdzialski 13 April 2015 ~ AFAC report ~ Cakouet de Bozouls (Dahess x Udjidor de Bozouls (AR) won the Prix Massoud, the first Arabian race of the French racing season for three-year-olds, on 27 March at Bordeaux. He carried the colours of Krzysztof Gozdzialski who owns…

Frankie Dettori announced as ambassador for Newmarket Racecourses

One of Britain’s most famous sportsmen, Frankie Dettori MBE, is to be the official ambassador for Newmarket Racecourses in 201513 April 2015, UK  ~ Frankie has been one of the world’s top jockeys for over a quarter of a century with more than 200 Group 1 triumphs and has been associated with many of the top…

Changes to Arabian Racing Organization Race Sponsorships

Arabian Racing Organization has change in sponsor plans12 April, 2015, UK ~ The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) has recently undergone a change in senior personnel. Unfortunately the new management has decided to discontinue a proportion of their overseas sponsorship commitments. Regretfully, this includes all UK sponsorship, with the exception of the Group 1 at Goodwood…

New Arabian Racehorse Trainer in Newmarket

11 April 2015, United Kingdom ~ Newmarket trainer Stephane Lévêque is to become the UK’s newest Arabian racehorse trainer, swapping thoroughbreds for Purebred Arabians as an upsurge in the sport gathers pace. With just a small number of Arabian trainers in the UK, Stephane will be only the second in Newmarket, offering owners the unrivalled…

French rider, Mercier, Tops Field in Morocco Arabian Horse Race

Mercier Wins Morocco leg of HH Sheikha Fatimabint Mubarak World Championship race11 April 2015, Casablanca, Morocco ~ Leading French professional lady jockey Justin Mercier steered Yakout Al Boraq home to win the 6th leg of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship…

Next Round of HH Sheikha Fatima Championship for Morocco

9 April 2015, Casablanca, Morocco ~A competitive field of ten runners has been declared for the next round of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship at the Casablanca-Anfa Racecourse on Friday, 10 April. The event is held under the umbrella…

Dial Named U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor

9 April 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Dial as the U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor. “I am very excited to be able to work with some of the best riders and horses in the USA. In the following few years my expectations…

Tersk Stud – A revival in excellent bloodlines through deep frozen semen

Tersk Stud Spring 2015 – A conversation with Sergey Ivanov, Tersk Stud Director6 April 2015, ~ Horsereporter recently caught up with Tersk Stud Director Sergey Ivanov in Qatar. He was happy to tell us of some of the exciting advances of breeding at Tersk and that the Stud is looking forward to the spring and summer Shows…

List of 28th Annual Darley Award Winners

28th Annual Darley Awards and HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Nahyan International Awards sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival Winners USA Darley Awards for the 2014 Racing Season 2014 Horse of The Year – Valiant Boy SBFAR (Darweesh x Thumb Print) Three-year-old Colts/Geldings –…

Darley Awards Hosts Final Gala Dinner

Gala dinner brings curtain down on US Darley Awards and International HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Annual Darley Awards5 April 2015, Los Angeles, California, USA ~ The 2015 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Annual Darley Awards Gala Dinner was held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel at the intersection of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard on Saturday…

Darley Awards Dazzle in Hollywood

American, Denise Gault, receives Lifetime Achievement Award4 April 2015, Los Angeles, California, USA ~ French-bred Arabian horse Valiant Boy SBFAR was named the 2014 Horse of The Year in the 28th annual Darley USA Awards sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and American Denise Gault was given the…

Susanna Santesson Has Left Us

Mats Genberg / 2015-04-03 This morning Susanna Santesson should have woken up with hundreds of horse racing friends in Beverly Hills, USA. Instead she fell asleep for ever in a hospital in Germany – much too young. Susanna’s absence will leave a hole in the festivities during the coming Darley Award weekend. She will in…

Remembering Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka

1 April 2015, Poland ~ Leading Arabian horse breeding authority and world ambassador of the Arabian horse, Izabella Pawelec-Zawadzka, passed away after a long illness on 28 March 2015. Known as the First Lady of Polish Arabian horse breeding, she had a great influence on every aspect of the breed. A gentle, caring person, she had a great following in…

The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards in Hollywood

1 April 2015, Hollywood, California ~ The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards and the 28th annual Darley USA Awards sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is set to be staged at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, for the second straight year. The…

Qassy Edges Shaklan in Rodat Al Maida Cup thriller

1 April 2015, Doha, Qatar ~ H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s Qassy (Mared Al Sahra x The Write Stuff) posted a thrilling victory over Shaklan in the Rodat Al Maida Cup, a Pure Arabian Conditions race run over 1800m, which featured the eight-event card at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club on 1 April.…

The Darley Awards Live from Hollywood

Watch the Darley Awards live on Friday, 3 April 2015, at 7 pm – From Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre Live coverage of the 2015 Darley Awards is courtesy of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. 2015 ~ Arabian racing culminates with the excitement of the Darley Awards in one…