Endurance News

Al Mazroui wins Abu Dhabi National Day Endurance Cup

UAE riders sweep top three spots3 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE’s Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui, astride 11-year-old Anglo- Arabian Ramaah, made a great rally in the final two stages to win the CEN 120km National Day Cup Endurance Ride for the MRM Stables at the Emirates International Endurance Village at Al Wathba…

Bouthieb Initiative Takes a Natural Desert Course

New endurance tracks pass through UAE’s Natural Forestry Reserves28 November 2016, Bouthieb, UAE ~ Once again His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has taken ground-breaking steps at his Bouthieb Endurance Village. The CEI* 80km seasonal opener which took place on 25 November, saw the first phase of plans to return to a maximum…

UAE Winner in HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup

UAE Ladies winner

French ladies win team gold in HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-supported event26 September 2016, Montauban, France ~ In a memorable day for UAE lady riders, Alia Ahmad Mohammed Al Saboori won the 120-km CEIO HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup while Alyazia Khalid Khalifa Al Romaithi finished second in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin…

Jaume Punti Dachs takes Spain to Team and Individual Gold at WEC

Spain Wins Team Gold, France Silver, The Netherlands Bronze18 September 2016 ~ Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 ~ In a day of weather that changed as often as the ride leaders, Spain’s Jaume Punti Dachs captured individual gold and led his compatriots Alex Luque Moral and Angel Soy Coll to the team title at…

Racehorse to trail horse – 800 Miles on the Arizona Trail

Carol Fontana found her dream partner in ex-racehorse Tiki Barber to ride the scenic Arizona trails – 800 mile of trails21 August 2016, Arizona ~ Carol Fontana riding Tiki Barber completed the final segment of a remarkable ride on 15 August 2016, finishing the 800-mile Arizona Trail with the ride down the North Rim of the…

French Riders Sweep Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters

Riders on loop

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-supported Belgian 160k CEIO 160km endurance ride19 August 2016, Brussels, Belgium ~ Quick results – more details to come. It was a French punch, 1-2-3, led by Vincent Gaudriot riding the 9-year-old stallion, Tahar Du Barthas in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-supported Brussels Equestrian Endurance…

USEF Announces Team for the 2016 Longines FEI World Endurance Championships

2 August 2016 ~ From the USEF Communications Department, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the combinations that will represent the United States at the 2016 Longines FEI World Endurance Championships in Samorin, Slovakia, 15-18 September 2016. They will be led by U.S. Endurance Chef d’Equipe Mark Dial.…

Last UK Qualifier for World Endurance Championship at Euston Park

160km CEI won by Sheikh Rashid Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum 27 July 2016, Euston Park Endurance ~ A record entry of 67 competitors from 16 countries competed for the third and final event this summer at Euston Park, staged on 16 July as the HH Sh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Festival. HH…

The Tevis Cup First Ten to Finish 23-24 July 2016

First Ten 1   DONLEY, KAREN (#153) 09:48PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 2    FORD, LISA (#3) 10:07PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 3    FORD, GARRETT (#7) 10:07PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 4    Reynolds, Jeremy (#15) 10:42PM Auburn Staging Area – IN Finished 5    Fisher, Lindsay (#8)…

Tahlia Franke’s Countdown to Tevis

The 17-year-old high school student will make her first trip to ride in the 100 mile Tevis 16 July 2016, Napa, California ~ With the 2016 Tevis Cup (Western States Endurance Ride) now less than a week away, Tahlia Franke isn’t sitting around twiddling her thumbs, she is burning up the trails and the racetrack. On…

Euston Park by Longines Qualifies Winners

27 June 2016, Euston Park, UK ~ Endurance riders from 12 nations set-off on the second of four Euston Park Endurance Rides on 19 July 2016 presented by Longines and supported by Emirates Airlines. Competitors from the United Arab Emirates were victorious in the three open classes over 160km, 120km, and 80km but the headline…

Arabian Horse Fraternity Attend Festival’s Suhoor Gathering

Currently an estimated 13,000 Arabian horses are in training in the UAE22 June 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Marking the Holy Month of Ramadan with a Suhoor gathering, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival invited all persons involved in the Arabian horses in the area to a gathering…

Prize Money Increase Reinforces Focus on Best Condition at Euston Park Endurance Events

10 June, 2016, London, UK ~ Organizers of the Endurance Rides being hosted at Euston Park, Suffolk, this summer have confirmed an increased prize money pot to £54,500 for each of the final three rides – all of which will be awarded to horses on the basis of their condition after finishing the ride. With the support of…

FEI Endurance Update April 2016

29 Apri; 2016, Switzerland ~ The Longines FEI World Endurance Championship 2016 was originally scheduled to take place from 10-17 December 2016 at the Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC). By decision of the FEI Bureau, the bid process will re-open to find a replacement venue outside the UAE for the Championship. It is expected that the Championship…

Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters – a new look at endurance

21 March 2016, USA ~ The FEI Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters (BEEM) to be held 19-20-21 August 2016 makes a bold statement on the new look for endurance.     Friday 19/08 – CEIO3* 160 kms – International race (Nations Cup) Saturday 20/08 – CEI1* 100 Kms – CEN 80 Kms (for horses of 6…

Boudhieb Endurance Rules Put Welfare of the Horse First

“Reform or stop, no compromise,” said HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan11 March, 2016, Abu Dhabi ~ The 1st International Boudhieb Endurance Conference was held on 10 March 2016 outside Abu Dhabi at the Boudhieb Endurance Village. Disrupted by extraordinary storms and a deluge of rain, the 1st International Endurance Seminar had to be postponed…

Sheikha Fatma Ladies Ride Won by Nouf and RR Erebus

Two endurance rides and a game park for children made a highlight for the weekend at Al Wathba 27 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ A Ladies only endurance ride topped the Abu Dhabi weekend on 26 February with HH Sheikha Mahra Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum heading out with the 108 riders on the CEN 100km race. The Sheikha Fatma…

Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Wins President’s Cup on Shaddad

190 riders take part in FEI 160-km CEI 3* ride 13 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Riding 12-year-old gelding Anglo/Arabian Shaddad, Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum edged out Indian rider Madhu Singh on Mustafa to win the prestigious 160-km HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup at the Emirates International Endurance Village…

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum wins HH Endurance Cup

International event attracts 227 riders representing 41 countries9 January 2016, Dubai, UAE ~ The ninth renewal of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup 160km CEI *** presented by Longines on 9 January 2016, was won by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum riding Ajayeb from MRM Stables. The win…

Great Strategy Ensures Top Endurance Rider Challenge Win in UAE

Ahmed Yousef Al Baloushi with H.E. Ali Abdullah Al Rumaithi and Assistant Trainer Mohammed Nasser.

4 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Outside Abu Dhabi, the Boudhieb Endurance Village hosted several endurance rides over 3 days on the weekend of 1-3 January to celebrate both the 2016 New Year and HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s new scheme designed to support the general welfare of horses and good equestrianism.…

U.S. Team Gives Their All at 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors

24 October 2015 Santo Domingo, Chile – The U.S. team put forth a great effort on Friday, 23 October, during the 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors. Leading the way for the U.S. was Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, Ga.) who finished 21st with a time of 7:32:37. Clark, who rode her…

First Endurance Ride of UAE Season begins on 22 October

21 October 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE’s domestic endurance season for 2015-16 gets off to a gigantic start as over 130 riders have entered for the first 100-km CEN Al Wathba Endurance Ride on Thursday, 22 October. Details of the national ride, to be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, were…

UAE Wins Italian-based FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses

UAE win World Endurance Championship for Young Horses for the second successive year27 September 2015, Verona, Italy ~ Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui from MRM Stables on Descarado won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-sponsored FEI World Championship for Young Horses at the Italian Endurance Festival 2015 in…

FEI Tribunal Makes Decision on Salahdin Du Lauragais case

18 September 2015, Lausanne (SUI), FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision in the case involving Sheikha Najla Bint Salman Al Khalifa (FEI ID 10018633/BRN) and the horse Salahdin Du Lauragais (FEI ID 103GE90/BRN). Samples taken from the horse at the CEIO2* 120 in Verona San Martino Buon Albergo (ITA)…

Jaume Punti Dachs rides Ajayeb to win FEI European Endurance Championship

Based at Samorin, Slovakia, from 11-13 September, 65 riders went out on a track that was quite dry with the local conditions. At the end, 37 riders finished with Spains’s Jaume Punti Dachs in the lead on his bay, Ayayeb. Congratulations to all competitors: Medal by Individual: 1.Jaume Punti Dachs (SP) riding Ajayeb in a ride…

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2015 Picks Up the Pace in Pisa

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2015 – An Italian Connection with the United Arab Emirates 15 August 2015, Pisa, Italy ~ The United Arab Emirates are back with their scheduled Endurance Championships which had been cancelled due to the suspension of all disciplines by the Federation Equestre International (FEI). The suspension was due to many issues regarding…

My Tevis Ride by Dace Sainsbury

Would you jump at the chance to ride the Tevis 100-mile trail in California, with the previous year’s winner as your mount?8 August 2015, California ~ At age 22, Dace Sainsbury already has her head and heart into the equestrian world. Her skill and talent riding endurance in the UAE drew the attention of Hillorie…

Support Your Horse Habit – Apply for a USEF High School Scholarship Today

3 June 2015,Lexington, Kentucky ~From the USEF Communications Department  Applications are now being accepted for a new scholarship available for current high school seniors who will be continuing their equestrian career during college. The USEF High School Scholarship will provide a $1,000 grant to one graduating high school senior who will be pursing equestrian sport,…

FEI Meets with United Arab Emirates Delegation on Endurance issues

FEI and United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation Meet in Discussions in Lausanne27 May 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ On Tuesday, 26 May, an initial meeting between the FEI and representatives of the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation was held at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to discuss the actions…

FEI Tribunal Dismisses UAE Request to Lift Suspension

7 May 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Tribunal has dismissed a request from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Federation for an interim lifting of its suspension from the FEI. The Tribunal’s decision means that the suspension remains in force pending the final outcome of the formal appeal by the UAE National Federation against the…

Heather Reynolds wins Biltmore 100 on JG Bold King

2 May 2015, Asheville, North Carolina ~ The Biltmore Equestrian Center was the site of another 2 days of FEI endurance events on the first two days in May. Heather Reynolds won the 100-mile ride on JG Bold King, a horse she describes a “quirky”. Reynolds had originally helped place the horse, raised by Jan Worthington and…

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.”…

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…