Equestrian Events

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Julie Suhr, 91, Rides Challenging Miles in Rose Parade

Julie Suhr is truly a legend in the equestrian world of long-distance riding. Even though the route on 1 January 2016, was five and a half miles and not 100 miles, the effort was herculean for the 91-year-old Suhr. A veteran endurance rider and owner of 22 Tevis Cup Ride buckles (100 miles) and 3…

New Ideas Plentiful at Tucson Racing Symposium

The new ideas came fast and furious9 December 2015, Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ Innovation is the theme of the 42nd annual Symposium on Racing & Gaming held 8 and 9 December in Tucson, Arizona. The two-day program got off to a lively start on Tuesday morning with a whirlwind of new ideas for attendees to…

Regulated Endurance Rides in Abu Dhabi Support Responsible Riding

Endurance Rule Change for Boudhieb Endurance1 December 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ For the remainder of 2015 and in advance of the Endurance season of 2016, His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has taken the state of affairs in Group 7 endurance racing extremely seriously, in particular in the UAE, and for some…

Emirates Racing Authority App for Smartphones Launched

1 December 2015, UAE ~ His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA), has launched the ERA’s App for smart phones where racing fans can get all of their ERA racing information almost instantly during the racing season 2015 – 2016. The app is easily downloadable from the…

FEI Find New Adverse Findings Involving Prohibited Substances

FEI announces new proceedings in prohibited substance cases 17 November 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Samples taken at the CSIO2* in Tehran (IRI), 22-25 September 2015 from the horse Sir de Diamant (FEI ID 102PH75/IRI), ridden by Mohammad Davoud Shekofti (IRI), have returned positive for the Banned Substance Stanozolol and its metabolite, 16 Beta Hydroxy-Stanozol, an…

Arqana Sale to Continue Despite Tragedy in France

The Autumn Sale will go ahead in Deauville Monday to Wednesday14 October 2015, Paris, France ~ We deplore the violence in France, and the attitude is not to allow this to close down the country. Arqana will go ahead with scheduled Autumn Sale. We are with you. The ARQANA Autumn Sale will go ahead in Deauville…

BEF Royal Patron celebrates World Class owners

Reception invited guests with critical role preparing athletes and horses for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games15 October 2015, London ~ Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF), attended a reception for owners of Team GBR and World Class Programme horses on Thursday 15 October 2015 at Hyde…

Shadwell Arabian Stallions Updated Website Launch

Shadwell is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Shadwell Arabian Stallions website: www.shadwellarabian.co.uk The re-designed site has extensive content including up-to-date information about Shadwell Arabian Stallions: pedigrees, race records, pictures, and progeny performances; as well as updates on the successes of Shadwell’s Arabian horses in training, which race in the blue and white colors…

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…

International Thoroughbred Consultants Adds to the Team

Alexandra Saint Martin

30 June 2015, France ~ Jean-Pierre de Gasté, Izeta Selimanjin and all of the ITC team are pleased to announce that as of 1st of June, Alexandra Saint Martin joined the team in her role as bloodstock consultant. A Political Science graduate from Toulouse who also has a Master 2 degree in Marketing, Management and Communication,…

HRH Princess Haya honoured with 2015 Longines Ladies Award

HRH Princess Haya Al Hussein, FEI President from 2006 to 2014, was awarded the prestigious Longines Ladies Award in a unique ceremony at Hampton Court Palace (GBR)16 June 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Global horse sport industry leaders gathered on the eve of Royal Ascot in the historic Great Hall for the Longines Ladies Award, which celebrates…

Arabian, Valiant Boy SBFAR and Thoroughbred, Main Sequence Win Touch Of Class Awards

The spotlight fell on racing stars and the 350-acre Fair Hill Training Center 5 June 2015, Fair Hill, Maryland ~ Each year, more than 12,000 spectators turn out to the 5,600-acre former estate of William DuPont for racing at Fair Hill. The tradition is considered the largest annual single-day event held in Cecil County. The races returned to…

Our Princess Wins Going Away at Delaware Park

Taylors Touchof Class gets classy start to her season2 June 2015, Delaware Park, Delaware, USA ~ On opening day 23 May 2014, Darley Award winning 4-Year-Old Filly Our Princess conquered in a field of seven at Delaware Park Racetrack in Delaware. Our Princess (Nivour De Cardonne x Monarchs Princess) backed by Kirsten Swan started from…

IFHRA Unveils Racing Scholarship Fund

29 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, at its General Assembly meeting held on Friday, 29 May 2015, at Marriott Hotel, Warsaw, Poland, unveiled an innovative IFHRA Racing Scholarship Fund (RSF) and also admitted 14 new members to the Federation. An amount of US $100,000 has been earmarked for the…

French Trainer, Jean-Francois Bernard, Passes Away

Jean-Francois Bernard deeply mourned 28 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ Jean-Francois Bernard, one of the top trainers of Purebred Arabian horses, passed away in France on Tuesday night 26 June. A minute’s silence was observed to pay tribute to the Frenchman by the packed hall at the Marriott Warsaw Ballroom during Wednesday night’s press conference…

New Collections for the Museum of the Horse, Chantilly, France

New developments for the Prix de Diane20 May 2015, The Museum of the Horse of Chantilly, France (Musée Vivant du Cheval) ~ The Prix de Diane Longines, which will take place this year on 14 June, has traditionally marked the occasion for renewing the collections at the Museum of the Horse of Chantilly which welcomed nearly 200,000 visitors in 2014.…

New HERITAGE ARABIAN RACING CLUB Supports UK Arabian Racing

16 May 2015, UK ~ The Heritage Arabian Racing Club (HARC) was founded on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin ZayedAl Nahyan. The club is for people with a passion for racing and the Purebred Arabian horse. The purpose of this Club is to support and promote racing for those who wish to preserve…

Preakness Stakes a Favorite for Familiar Face Bob Baffert

Hall of Fame Trainer Seeks 5th Win with American Pharoah, Dortmund13 May 2015, Baltimore, Maryland ~ Though he’ll be on a mission to win Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes with either Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah or Derby third-place finisher Dortmund, Bob Baffert won’t be all business when he arrives at Pimlico Race Course…

Baffert Looks to Preakness with American Pharoah and Dortmund

11 May 2015, Baltimore, Maryland ~ Five-time Preakness-winning trainer Bob Baffert was back at Churchill Downs Monday morning to get his first live look in a week at Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place finisher Dortmund. “I was happy with both of them. It looks like they have kept the…

Results by the numbers – The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy

KEY FIGURES FROM THE GAMES: Normandy 2014 984 athletes 1243 horses 74 countries 7 competition sites in Caen, Le Pin National Stud and the Mont Saint-Michel Bay 28 world champion titles awarded – 28 awards ceremonies 171 medals, including 57 gold medals Country rankings: Great Britain: 15 medals, with 7 gold The Netherlands: 18 medals, with…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Unveils 2014 Year Book

7 May 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, after inaugurating the 25th session of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, visited the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival Stand and received a copy of the 2014 Year Book. Ms Lara Sawaya,…

2015 Dream of Riding Tevis Entry Chosen

Chantelle Du Plessis gets a ticket to ride in the Tevis Trail 20154 May 2015, California, USA – Dreaming of Tevis Essay Contest ~ We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Dreaming of Tevis Essay Contest. First, we would like to acknowledge and thank all of the young riders who took the…

Pointing to the Preakness – May 16

American Pharoah, Firing Line and Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund are being pointed to the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico on May 16. All are scheduled to remain at Churchill Downs until flying to Baltimore on Wednesday, May 134 May 2015, Louisville, Kentucky ~ Arnold Zetcher’s Firing Line seemed to enjoy the peace and quiet…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival takes part in Arab Travel Market, Dubai

Preparations ongoing for Arabian Racing Conference in Poland4 April 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is participating in the four-day Arab Travel Market (ATM) which runs 4-7 April at the Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). One of the largest shows in…

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.”…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

FEI removes UAE international Endurance events from official calendar  

26 February 2015, Switzerland ~ Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the FEI calendar in an emergency…

Racing UK will Broadcast Qatar Festival Features

25 February 2015, Doha ~ Qatar’s two most prestigious races for Thoroughbreds and Purebred Arabians will be broadcast in the UK for the first time this week by leading dedicated satellite horseracing  broadcaster, Racing UK. The Group 1 contests which provide the finale to the H.H The Emir 24th International Equestrian Sword Festival will form part of…

The Competition Alphabet – A Primer

23 February 2015, Doha ~ It is three magic little letters that make all the difference in the prestigious horse world: Take a C and an H and an I and then you have CHI, standing for Concours Hippique International, international equestrian competition. The official horse world still speaks French, not only because it has…

Al Mazroui rides Splendacrest Adage to Narrow Win

Saif Ahmed al Mazroui rides Splendacrest Adage to win 7 January 2015, Abu Dhabi ~ Saif Ahmed Al Mazrou on the Australian-bred Splendacrest Adage from MRM Stables staved off a double challenge to win the Saturday 7 January HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s endurance ride at the Emirates International Endurance…