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2014 Darley Nominees announced by the Arabian Racing Cup

31 January 2015, California ~ The Arabian Racing Cup announces the following nominees for the coveted Darley Awards. These nominees were selected by the Cup Stewards as the best of Arabian Racing in USA for the year 2014.   Beginning next week, the 34 member Darley Voting Academy will review detailed statistics and performance data…

FEI Endurance Forum in Costa Rica Discusses New Endurance rules

30 January 2015, Costa Rica ~Over 64 delegates from FEI Group V attended an FEI Endurance Forum in Tilaran, Costa Rica, on 23-25 January 2015, the first Forum following the introduction of the new Endurance rules on 1 August last year. FEI Group V covers Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,…

Godfrey Scoops Top Prize in Dubai International Arabian Races Journalists Competition

Racing Post International Editor, Nick Godfrey, has taken top prize of £7,500 in the Dubai International Arabian Races Journalists Competition 22 December 2014, UK ~ Staged under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, the competition recognizes and rewards journalistic and photographic excellence and…

Belgium’s Ingmar De Vos elected as FEI President

14 December 2014, Baku (AZE) ~ Ingmar De Vos (BEL) was today elected as President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) by an overwhelming majority in the first round of voting, earning 98 votes out of a possible 131. De Vos, 51, Secretary General of the FEI since May 2011, was elected to take charge of…

2015 White Turf St. Moritz Race Dates and Highlights

New sporting discipline and exciting highlights10 December 2014, St. Moritz ~ Race days are on Sundays, 8th, 15th, and 22nd February 2015 on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. The traditional International horse races on ice, founded in 1907, are part of the exclusive circle of the Top Events of Switzerland. In terms of lifestyle, ambiance and flair, the…

IOC President Bach pays Tribute to FEI President HRH Princess Haya

9 December 2014, Lausanne (SUI) ~ IOC President Thomas Bach today paid tribute to HRH Princess Haya at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco, presenting the FEI President with the Trophy of the International Olympic Committee. The unique trophy is in recognition of Princess Haya’s exemplary commitment to sport, its values and the Olympic Movement during…

Qatar’s Al Shaqab Stables Rides Winner in Florac 160km CEI 3*

23 September 2014, Florac ~ The dramatic backdrop of the mountains and canyons of the Cévennes National Park is the yearly site of one of the most challenging endurance rides in France. Located south-east of the Massif Central, about 80km north of the Mediterranean city of Montpellier, the Cévennes region is a challenging and exciting paradise…

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…

USA Endurance Riders look to compete at World Equestrian Games

May 19, 2014, California ~ On April 20, USA Endurance hopefuls gathered at Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt, South Carolina, to take part in the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Endurance Team Selection Trial CEI2* 120km. The race was scheduled to take place April 19, but heavy downpours caused the race to be rescheduled to April 20…

CHI Al Shaqab Concludes Week of Equestrian Events

March 15, 2014, Doha, Qatar ~  The AL SHAQAB second Concours Hippique International (CHI) concluded with the Endurance120km CEI2* on March 15. Mr. Jassim Mohammed Ali Al Meadadi from Qatar was the first over the finish line riding Shabbab in the 120km ride for a piece of the total prize money of EUR 200,000, the second largest prize…

Wadee Al Shaqab Wins Gold Champion Senior Stallion in Doha

February 22, 2014, Doha ~ The 23rd Qatar International Arabian Horse Show concluded at the outdoor arena of the Qatar Equestrian Club after three days of packed competition. Local Wadee Al Shaqab achieved rock star status and was awarded the Senior Championship stallion under the chants by his local fan club of “Wadee, Wadee”. Badawieh AA from Ajman…

Qatar to host second CHI international equestrian competition

February 16, 2014 Qatar ~ AL SHAQAB has announced that Qatar will host the second Concours Hippique International CHI AL SHAQAB international equestrian competition from 10 – 15 March in Doha. Fahad Saad Al Qahtani, Executive Director of AL SHAQAB, spoke at a press conference of the importance of bringing a world-class CHI event to Qatar.  He…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Announces Calendar 2014

January 13, 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ After breaking new ground at leading racecourses around the globe, the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is all set to fly to new heights as jockeys from 72 countries kick off the fifth edition of the richest Arabian horse racing on…

USEF Names Restructured Board of Directors and Councils

      January 9, 2013, Lexington, Ky, USA ~ In accordance with Bylaws amended at the United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors Mid-Year Meeting the Federation’s governance structure has been modified to create  a more agile and efficient organization. During the 2014 USEF Annual Meeting currently underway in Lexington Kentucky the new structure has…