International Endurance Riding

Germany’s Sabrina Arnold Wins FEI World Championship for Young Horses in Montauban, France

Germany’s Arnold rides Tsagan Nour to win Festival-supported FEI championship 24 September 2016, Montauban, France ~ Germany’s Sabrina Arnold steered 7-year-old Tsagan Nour to a superb win in the 122-km FEI World Championship for Young Horses organized by Endurance Equestrian Negrepellise in the historic Saint-Etienne-de-Tulmont region in Montauban, Toulouse, France, on Friday, 23 September 2016.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-supported Brussels Masters Endurance Starts Today

17 August 2016, Brussels ~ A 160-km international endurance ride with some of the top riders in the world will kick-start the three-day HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-supported Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters (BEEM) on 18 August 2016. Thursday’s 160-km Open International Endurance Ride in the ancient Sonian…

Boudhieb Endurance Initiative Takes Off in Europe

Melanie Arnold on the Marbach-bred DM Sevinc win the 160km FEI*** 4 August 2016, ~ During the last two weekends of July, The Boudhieb Initiative took introductory steps into Europe. Endurance rides taking place in Germany and France received sponsorship for The Best Endurance Challenge Award (BEC) from His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al…

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…

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…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Supports Belgium Endurance Masters

Endurance rides to be held in the ancient Sonian forest in the heart of Belgium7 July 2016, Brussels, Belgium ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival and the Royal Belgian Federation of Equestrian Sports have jointly announced an annual international endurance festival for a three-year period starting…

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…

Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 Allocated to Slovakia

The 2016 World Championships will run from 15-18 September15 June 2016, Switzerland ~ The Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 will be held in Samorin (SVK) following a decision at yesterday’s FEI Bureau monthly teleconference meeting. A unanimous proposal from the FEI Endurance Committee recommending the Slovakian venue received the support of the full Bureau.…

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…

Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui Lands Windsor Spoils for UAE in Royal Windsor Endurance

14 May 2016, UK ~ UAE rider Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui claimed top spot in the Royal Windsor Endurance ride on Friday, 13 May, when his 12 year-old gelding, Ramaah was the runaway winner of the CEI2* event over 120km of Windsor Great Park in England. Abdulsamad Mohammed riding Derrom Galiem from Bahrain finished second while…

Slovenia’s Okorn Shines on HS Ebla in FEI Central European Endurance Cup

1 May 2016, Hungary ~ Slovenia’s Helena Okorn was in a class of her own as she stormed to victory in the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-supported FEI Central European Endurance Cup 2016 international 120-km endurance ride held on Saturday, 30 April 2016 in Babolna, Hungary. Riding…

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…

Bábolna Stages FEI Central European Endurance Cup

Hungary becomes latest stop for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival29 April 2016, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival moves to the historic venue of Bábolna, Hungary (HUN), for the FEI Central European Endurance Cup 2016 on Saturday, 30 April 2016. The six FEI rides are: CEI…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Year Book launched at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

27 April 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s Year Book for 2015 was launched at the 26th edition of the 2016 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair which opened at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 27 April 2016.…

Arabian Travel Market Welcomes Promotion for HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

Impressive stand greets visitors at 4-day show26 April 2016, Dubai, UAE ~ HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival had an impressive presence with an innovative stand at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016, which opened in Dubai on Monday, 25 April. Now in its 23rd year, the 2016…

Pinol tops in 120-km National Championship Endurance Ride of Portugal

Antonio Saldanha on Consentida won the 160-km ride25 April, 2016, Fronteira, Portugal~ Laia Soria Pinol riding Kz Magica won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-sponsored 120-km National Championship ride of Portugal held in Fronteira on Saturday, 23 April 2016. Pinol finished the 120-km ride, run in five…

FEI World Endurance Championship 2016 Bids to Re-Open

The FEI has ruled that the FEI World Endurance Championships will not be held in Dubai in 2016 8 Apr 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland ~ The FEI Bureau acknowledged the efforts that have been made by the United Arab Emirates National Federation (UAE NF) in Endurance since the reinstatement of the National Federation in July 2015.…

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…

10th Boudhieb International Equestrian Festival Expands to 26 Days

H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan 10th Equestrian Festival19 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ A press conference on 16 February at the Fairmont Hotel, Abu Dhabi, hosted by the UAE Emirates Heritage Club (EHC) announced an exciting venue of equestrian events sponsored by the EHC from 21 February until 17 March. Performance classes…

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…

FEI and EEF On Accord for Endurance Measures for 2016 season

13 February 2016, UAE ~ The FEI, as part of its continued efforts to ensure strong measures for Endurance in the UAE are taken, has today held talks with the Emirates Equestrian Federation (EEF) in Abu Dhabi (UAE). FEI Endurance Director Manuel Bandeira de Mello met with EEF Vice President Mohammad Alkamali, EEF Secretary General…

Endurance and the UAE – The FEI Commitment

The FEI is standing firm on its position and will continue to focus efforts on introducing strong measures in Endurance in the UAE, working with the EEF12 February 2016, UAE ~ On 13 February, as 200 riders prepare to head out on the CEI 3*160km The President of the UAE Endurance Cup outside of Abu…

Al Neyadi Wins Junior -Young Riders CEN 120km Endurance Cup

Al Neyadi rides Dahoman to win 120-km J/YR Endurance Cup30 January 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Mohammed Humaid Al Neyadi riding 9-year-old grey gelding Dahoman XI 57 won the 120-km Sheikh Zayed Bin Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Junior & Young Riders Endurance Cup (CEN JYR) 120 held on Saturday, 30 January at the Emirates…

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…

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…

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.…