International Endurance Riding

USA Entries for 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships

The FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders & Juniors at Verona, Italy22 September 2017, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, Italy ~ The Distance Depot/U.S. Endurance Team will compete in the 2017 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders and Juniors on Saturday, 23 September. Chef d’Equipe Mark Dial will guide the team, newly sponsored for…

Spain’s Robert Diez Noguera wins Florac 160 CEI***

All Winners

9 September 2017, Florac, France ~ Florac FEI 160km CEI/CEN*** On 9 September 2017, competitors from 9 countries from as far afield as Australia, Colombia, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Oman and the UAE set out to win the coveted prize of a Florac win. It was Spain’s Robert Diez Noguera riding 9-year-old Sunit Du…

UAE Riders Take Honors at Euston Park Endurance

Winners of the CEI3 HHShMohammedBinRashidEndurance Ride

19 August 2017, UK ~ The HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters got off to a flying start with UAE riders taking top honors in three out of four rides on Day 1 at Euston Park, UK. 160km CEI 3* In the 160km CEI 3* event, UAE rider…

France Takes Team Gold in HH Sheikha Fatima Endurance Cup

Ladies finish

Denmark’s Neland Wins19 August 2017, Brussels, Belgium ~ Denmark’s Merethe Neland won the individual gold and France emerged team champions in the 120-km CEIO two-star HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Nations Ladies Cup, while Sebastien Valerio of France won the 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup International CEI two star in Brussels…

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters

A press conference was held in Euston Park, UK, to announce the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters which will run from 18-20 August 2017, at Euston Park. The press conference, moderated by CNN’s Aly Vance, featured Nick Brooks-Ward – Event Director, Tom Eaton Evans – Treating Veterinarian President,…

Germany’s Sabrina Arnold Wins FEI European Endurance Championship Gold with Tarzibus

Sabrina Arnold and Tarzibus

Spain retains team title in the forests of Brussels17 August 2017, Brussels ~ Germany’s Sabrina Arnold (37) claimed her first major individual Championship win as she and Tarzibus were crowned FEI European Endurance Champions 2017 in Brussels (BEL) today, 17 August, but it was the Spanish that took team gold when their top finishers claimed…

European Championships Kicks Off Three-day Brussels Masters

UAE endurance ladies team

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival supports for four endurance rides in Belgium 16 August 2017, Brussels, Belgium ~ The Programme The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s role in promoting the sport of endurance comes into full play with its support for the second successive year to the FEI-approved…

Ex-Arabian Racehorse Wins Haggin Cup Best Condition at 2017 Tevis Cup Ride

11 August 2017, USA ~ The 17.5 year-old gelding, Auli Farwa ridden by Tennessee Lane, was the first to cross the line at 10 PM and pass the vet check at the 2017, 5 August, Tevis Cup 100-Miles-One-Day Trail Ride. The 62nd Tevis Cup, a point-to-point ride from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, California, started 174…

FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Comes to New York

21 July 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The Adequan®/FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) will be held 18-23 July 2017, in conjunction with the HITS-on-the-Hudson IV Horse Show at HITS Saugerties, New York, USA. The NAJYRC is the premier equestrian competition in North America and neighboring countries for Junior and Young riders, age…

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…

Sardinia, Italy, Stages Endurance Festival

Endurance Festival on island of Sardinia29 June 2017, Sardinia, Italy ~ A 5-member UAE ladies team will be competing in one of the four rides that will be staged in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Sardinia Endurance Festival which takes place from 30 June – 2 July at the scenic Horse Country…

South Africa’s Sondela Nature Reserve Holds Boudheib Initiative-based Endurance

Two days of Endurance with views of giraffe and kudu2 June 2017, UK ~ The first in the 2017 series of 7 international Boudheib Initiative endurance events took place in South Africa last weekend, 26 – 28th May, on the beautiful Sondela Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province. The event, organised by the PwC Sondela…

FEI Endurance Forum 2017: Welfare, Education and the Future

With presentations by Valerie Kanavy, Nick Brooks-Ward, Stephane Chazel and Spanish Chef D’Equipe Ignasi Casas2 6 May 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Welfare, education and the future direction of the sport were prominent topics at the FEI Endurance Forum 2017, which took place this week in Vic, Barcelona (ESP). A total of 100 delegates from over…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Attends FEI Endurance Forum

FEI Endurance Forum

UAE delegation took part in the two-day (May 23-24) FEI (Federation Equestre International ) Endurance Forum in Spainhttp://brussels-endurance.org/ 25 May 2017, Barcelona, Spain ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival took part in the FEI (Federation Equestre International) Endurance Forum in Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Ghanem Mohammed Al Hajri,…

Maria Alvarez Ponton Leads Spain to Victory in Spanish Endurance Festival

Alvarez Ponton Tops two days of endurance20 May, Madrid, Spain – Former World Endurance Champion Maria Alvarez has been crowned the Gaulta de la Nina after winning the 160-km three-star FEI ride on Delif De La Nie at the Carmara Esteruelas suburb in Madrid, Spain, on 19 May 2017. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan…

Saeed Al Khayari Wins Royal Windsor Endurance CEI2* on Dahi

14 May 2017, Royal Windsor, UK ~ Royal Windsor Great Park grounds were once again the location of one of the most picturesque of UK endurance rides on Friday, 12 May. Royal Windsor Endurance supported by the Kingdom of Bahrain held three rides, attended by the Queen and other Royals. The United Arab Emirates (UAE)…

Boudheib Initiative Update – Driving the Future of Endurance

16 April 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Another endurance season has ended in the UAE as the temperatures are creeping up to 40 degrees. The Boudheib Initiative has been very successful throughout our 2016/17 winter season and is helping the sport to return to its origins whilst the Best Endurance Challenge Award (BECA) is providing…

Argentina’s Mercedes Tapia Awarded Best International Endurance Rider

Mercedes Tapia speaks with Horsereporter8 April 2017, USA ~ Mercedes, congratulations on winning the 2016 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Best Endurance Rider Award. We would say you were born in the saddle. Can you tell us about your passion for horse riding and healing? HR: How long have you been riding horses? How…

Dubai’s Al Mehairi wins 160km President’s Cup Endurance Ride

Final Rush Overtakes Leader Al Jahoori11 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Saeed Mohammed Khalifa Al Mehairi riding 13-year-old bay gelding Shaddad scripted a great win over young Khalifa Ali Khalfan Al Jahoori on 8 Minute to win the prestigious HH The President of the UAE Endurance Cup, held on Saturday, 11 February 2017, at…

Sha’hir Wins Wathba Cup in Pau, France

Sha Hir takes the win

8 February 2017, Pau, France ~ Sha’hir, under Mikael Forest, kick-started the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup series with a win at the Pau racecourse in France on Tuesday, 7 February 2017. The 1950 metre race is the first international leg of the…

FEI Response to Prohibited Substance Abuse in UAE Endurance

New prohibited substances cases under FEI anti-doping rules 3 February 2017- Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI has announced seven adverse analytical findings involving prohibited substances in UAE Endurance events. The horses were tested at four different events at the Al Wathba venue in Abu Dhabi All seven horses have tested positive to the same four prohibited…

FEI Secretary General Addresses Horse Welfare in Endurance

FEI takes measures to address horse welfare issues in Endurance 3 February 2017, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Secretary General has today provided an overview of a series of measures to be implemented by both the FEI and the United Arab Emirates Equestrian Federation to address serious horse welfare issues in UAE Endurance. In view…

Al Qemazi wins Al Reef Endurance Cup FEI CEI** 120 Km

Mohd Ali Ateeq Al Qemzi

Qemazi led a sweep by UAE riders taking the top three spots 14 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ UAE rider Mohammed Ali Ateeq Al Qemazi astride 14-year-old Woodbourne Star Flash won the FEI CEI** 120 Km Endurance Al Reef Cup for the in-form Al Reef Al-Ain Stables in the Saturday, 14 January, race at…

Health and Welfare of Arabian Racing – a look into the future

Muraaqib

While preparing for the Year of the Rooster, 2017, we asked some of the leading Arabian race representatives to give us the outlook of Arabian racing in their country. 2 January 2016, USA ~ Reported in alphabetic order by country: Abu Dhabi, UAE HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Racing Festival, the…

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…

Italian Simula wins HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup

HH Sheikh Mohammed, HH Sheikh Mansoor congratulate riders 26 November 2016, Abu Dhabu, UAE ~ Italian riders dominated with a first and third place finish in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup, a Two-star FEI 120-km event held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, in the emirate of Abu…

2017 Festival To Stage 6 Endurance Rides in 6 Countries

Over 100 riders for Saturday’s 120-km event in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies 25 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE~ Over 100 lady riders will start in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup, a Two-star FEI 120-km event at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba in…

Al Kitbi strikes for M7 Stables in Al Wathba Challenge Endurance Ride

Al Kitbi #37

120-km Al Wathba Challenge Endurance ride12 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The newly-formed M7 Endurance Stables based in Dubai was off to a winning start when Salem Hamad Saeed Malhoof Al Kitbi riding Burkaan edged out Mansour Saeed Mohammed Al Faresi on Tiswan Fageole to win the 120-km Al Wathba Challenge Endurance ride on…

Draw for Euros 1.2 m Sheikh Zayed Cup Crown Jewel-IPIC (Group 1)

2015 winner, Kalino

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s final extravaganza of 2016 begins with draw for Euros 1.2 m Sheikh Zayed Cup Crown Jewel-IPIC (Group 1)6 November 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ A fantastic week of action both on and off the race track will be the week’s program, as over 800 guests arrive for the “One World, 6…

New Dates, Events Scheduled for Global Arabian Festival Support

October 2016, Abu Dhabi ~ Exciting announcements came out of the Conference in Abu Dhabi on the sidelines of the 2016 Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition. The 2017 World Arabian Horse Racing Conference will be held in North African City of Marrakesh, Morocco, from 1-7 May 2017. May Tentative Schedule: 1 –    Guests…

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…

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…