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FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Nominated Entries Endurance

Maria Alvarez Ponton arriving first in endurance at WEG 2010 photo: Pamela Burton

17 August 2018, FEI, Switzerland ~ Nominations are in for the Discipline of Endurance at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018. The next and final stages in the Games entry process are the deadlines for definite entries: 3 September for the first week’s competition in Dressage, Eventing, Endurance and Reining, and 10 September for the second…

Follow the USA Endurance Team on the Road to the WEG

Mark Dial at the World Equestrian Championships in Slovakia

7 August 2018, USA ~ Horsereporter interviewed US Endurance Chef d’Equipe, Mark Dial, with added comments by the US Equestrian Marketing on members of the USA Endurance Squad and their qualifications. We also learned some details on how to watch the Endurance Venue on 12 September 2018.         Can you share with…

Muraaqib Proves the Best Arabian of the Day at Qatar Goodwood Festival

Muraaqib over Lightning Bolt in the stretch

Qatar International Stakes (Gr1 PA) at the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018 1 August 2018, Goodwood Racecourse ~ French trainer Francois Rohaut hailed Muraaqib (Munjiz) as the best Arabian miler in the world after his stable star completed a magnificent seven Group 1 PA wins by storming to victory in the Qatar International Stakes at the…

HH Sheikh Hamdan’s Ajaayib wins Zayed Cup in Seville

Spain’s race course hosts first Arabian race6 May 2018, Madrid, Spain ~ While there were several other top races in the world on the same day, it was a memorable one for the UAE in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival events, both on the endurance circuit…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Supports the Sardegna Endurance Festival

Saturday’s Endurance in Sardenia20 April 2018, Arborea, Sardinia, Italy ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival makes a stop in Arborea -a town in the province of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy – to stage endurance rides as part of SARDEGNA ENDURANCE FESTIVAL on Saturday, 21 April 2018. The…

Cynthia Culbertson, New Executive Director of The Pyramid Society

19 April 2018,The Pyramid Society, Lexington, Kentucky ~ The Pyramid Society is pleased to announce that Cynthia Culbertson is assuming the position of Executive Director due to the retirement of the Society’s long-term Executive Director Anna Bishop as of September, 2018. An enthusiast, breeder and historian of the Straight Egyptian Arabian for over 40 years,…

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech president and founder, dies at 73

8 March 2018, LEXINGTON, Kentucky] ~ It is with great sadness that Alltech announces the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Lyons died on Thursday, March 8, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73. “The thoughts of our entire Alltech family around…

Ajjaj Dominates Al Ain Marathon Round 3

16 February 2018, Al Ain, UAE ~ Friday’s meet at Al Ain Racecourse was highlighted by Round 3 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 4100m handicap, in which just six took their chance. Ultimately it turned into a procession by Ajjaj, under a masterful ride from Adrie de Vries. With none of his five…

AL Zahir Triumphant in Abu Dhabi Group 1 HH The President Cup

Group 3 Al Ruwais won by Rmmas for Yas Horse Racing Management11 February 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ With a prize fund of AED 2,500,000 and a distance over 2200m, the Group 1 HH The President Cup was the highlight at Abu Dhabi on Sunday evening, 11 February 2018. Contested by 16 runners, it was…

World Equestrian Games Endurance Nominations and Procedures

7 February 2018, from the United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. Athletic Selection Procedures for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, Endurance Competition Location: Tryon, North Carolina Dates to Remember: 13 July – The U.S. Endurance Team will be named 10-23 September – Full FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 World Equestrian Games 11 September –…

Australia’s Global Sprint Challenge Suspended in 2018

18 January 2018, Racing Victoria ~ Due to the restrictions placed on the movement of horses between Hong Kong and Australia, organisers have taken the decision to suspend the Global Sprint Challenge in 2018, with a view to resuming the series in 12 months’ time. With these restrictions – which were imposed late last year…

FEI President Ingmar De Vos Elected as IOC Member

16 September 2017,Lima (PER) ~ Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) since 2014, has been elected as a Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the IOC Session in Lima (PER). Ingmar De Vos received 70 out of 78 valid votes. “It is a really great honour for me personally,…

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle Festival Takes Off in Italy

San Rossore Estate and Racetrack Hosts Toscana Endurance Lifestyle14 July 2017, UAE ~ The Toscana Endurance Lifestyle, held for the third consecutive year at the San Rossore Estate near Pisa, Italy, and the unique racetrack by the same name, will host two high profile rides from 14-16 July and then from 4-6 August 2017. The…

Caid De L’Ardus Wins Fuweiret Cup in Doha

CAID DE L'ARDUS

Lucky Sand brings home second26 April 2017 Doha, Qatar ~ FUWEIRET CUP (PA Conditions), Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club –           The Khalifa Bin Sheail Al Kuwari-owned Caid De L’Ardus (Mahabb x Jelfa De L’Ardus) continued his great form this season in Doha with a third victory in the six-furlong sprint…

Awarded Best International Photographer, UK’s Debbie Burt

Horsereporter speaks with Debbie Burt about her photography, art and future goals  8 April 2017, USA ~ Debbie, congratulations on winning the 2016 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Best Photographer Award. Could you share with us more about your creative process and your goals? HR: We know you are a sculptor, journalist, and photographer.…

Dazzling Conclusion to 30th Annual Darley Awards Weekend

Chief Steward Michelle Morgan

HH Sheikha Fatima Awards and the US Darley Awards for the Arabian racing world together in Hollywood3 April 2017, Hollywood, California, USA ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival named yet another star jockey – Chantal Sutherland- as their Ambassadress as the curtain came down on the…

FEI Named International Sports Federation of the Year

Awards went to the FEI’s #TwoHearts Olympic campaign – Billy to Rio, and the ground-breaking video Hoofloose9 December 2016, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has been declared International Sports Federation of the Year at the International Sports Awards 2016. Recognizing the work of the international governing body for equestrian sport including its leadership in integrity…

HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid al Maktoum Honored for Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing Award

Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing Award 5 December 2016, UK ~ HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been honored for his support and long term commitment to Arabian racing with the Outstanding Achievement in Arabian Racing Award at the Horserace Writers and Photographer’s Association Annual Derby Awards Luncheon. The event took place at…

Sharaf Al Reef wins National Day Cup (Group 3)

Madjanthis leads 1-2-3 finish for Oertel in Wathba Cup5 December 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Sharaf Al Reef and Madjanthis won the two races held under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival as part of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Racecourse meeting held on…

Sheila Varian Film Documentary Winner at 2016 Equus Film Festival

“The First of Many” featuring Major Mac V and Lester Buckley Awarded at 2016 Equus Film Festival2 December 2016, Arroyo Grande, Colorado ~ The Equus Film Festival, now in its third year, took place 17-20 November 2016 at the Village East Cinema in New York City’s theatre district. The festival featured over 250 entries in…

Shateh Thwarts Kahayla Hero AF Mathmoon to Star in Pat Dobbs Treble

1 December 2016, Meydan, Dubai, UAE ~ Purebred Arabian Shateh recorded a five-and-three-quarter length Group 2 victory at Meydan Racecourse on 1 December, in the 1400m Bani Yas presented by Longines Passion in Equestrian. The 7-year-old son of Mahabb, bred by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, completed the 7-furlong distance in 1:30.25, bettering…

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…

Heritage Arabian Racing Club Confirms Additonal Funds For 2017 UK Season

HARC continues racing support in UK24 November 2017 ~ The Arabian Racing Organization (ARO) was delighted to learn that the Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) will continue its’ support for the 2017 ARO Season with additional funds to enable the possibility of more races. HARC approved horses have made small but significant strides to establish…

2017 UAE Race Season to Hold 62 Meets

The ERA season opened at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday, 28 October 201621 November 2016, UAE ~ The fixture list for the 2016-17 UAE racing season as 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),…

TRYON (USA) TO HOST FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES™ 2018

3 November 2016, Switzerland ~ The FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina (USA) from 10 to 23 September 2018. The FEI Bureau today unanimously agreed that the Games should be awarded to Tryon, meaning that the FEI’s flagship event remains in North America, following…

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Stages Four Final Group II Races in Toulouse

Ziyadd at Rome's Campanelle racecourse

UAE owners strongly represented in Thursday’s meetingOctober 26, 2016 _ Toulouse, France ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will mark its final race in the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup 2016 series at the Toulouse Hippodrome in France on Thursday, 27 October 2016. The Sheikh…

Runners Announced for Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Crown Jewel (Group 1)

2015 winner, Kalino

13 November line up includes 2015 winner Kalino, US Triple Jewel champion Paddys Day for Euros 1.2m race24 October, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The second running of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Euros 1.2 million Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Crown Jewel-IPIC (Group 1)…

Expanded Endurance for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival 2017

Festival promises expanded endurance coverage in 2017 6 October 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Endurance sport under the umbrella of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is spreading its wings far and wide and will include several more countries in the 2017 season. Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive…

DIAR Returns to USA for 2016

DIAR supports four Arabian races at Lone Star Park, Texas22 September 2016, USA ~ Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) is delighted to announce that the global race program for Arabian racehorses will return to the USA on 4 November 2016, at Lone Star Park, near Dallas, Texas. The DIAR initiative is the brainchild of His…

Saint-Etienne-de-Tulmont, France, to Stage Endurance Championships

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-supported FEI World Championship for Young Horses on Friday22 September 2016, Montauban, France ~ After a hectic schedule of Purebred Arabian flat racing in the recent weeks, the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival now shifts its focus to endurance. Over 200 horses and riders…

Lightning Strikes in the President of the UAE Cup at Doncaster

Doncaster welcomes final Group race of the ARO season9 September 2016, Doncaster, UK ~ In a dramatic end to The President of the UAE Cup (UK Arabian Derby) Group 1 PA at Doncaster on 8 September, Lightning Bolt got up by a head to beat favorite Tayf in a photo finish for the £80,000 race.…

Karar Tabbed Favorite at Lingfield Park Apprentice Race

Karar

Festival Supported HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice race at Lingfield Park, UK, on Saturday 8 September 2016, Lingfield Park, UK ~ Three runners owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance are part of the 10-strong line-up in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

Spanish Sweep European Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors in Portugal

5 September 2016, Portugal ~ On 3 September 2016, Spanish rider Paula Muntala Sanchez riding 10-year old part-Arabian Echo Falls emerged victorious after the 120 km ride to capture the Gold in the Meydan FEI 120 km European Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors, leading the Spanish team riders to Gold as well. Held…