International Endurance Riding

Al Mehairi wins CEN – 100km Al Wathba Cup Endurance Ride

26 December, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Saeed Mohammed Khalifa Al Mehairi rode 7-year-old Esraar to a narrow win over Uruguay’s Jonatan Rivera Iriarte on HH Ciabu in the four-stage 100km Al Wathba Cup for Private Owners Endurance Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi, on Saturday, 26 December. With this win,…

CEN 120 Km Abu Dhabi Endurance Ride Won by Madhu Singh for Al Jazeera Stables

Indian rider Madhu Singh wins Al Dhafra Ride 21 December 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ In a great triumph for the Al Jazeera Stable 2, rider Madhu Singh Sumer Singh on 10-year-old Anglo-Arabian Mustafa won the 120-km Al Dhafrah Endurance Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba, in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, 20…

Khalifa Al Jahouri wins Abu Dhabi National Day Endurance Cup

5 December 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Khalifa Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri, astride Arabian mare Minute for the Al Wathba Stables, worked his way through to land the National Day Cup CEN 120km Endurance Ride at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba on Saturday, 5 December. The winner covered the distance in 4…

CEN120-km Al Wathba National Day Cup Endurance Ride on Saturday

Around 150 riders chase eleven 4W Drive cars on offer for Saturday 5 December ride4 December 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ 150 riders are expected to take the trail in the 120-km National Day Cup endurance ride which marks the 44th anniversary of the UAE’s National Day and is being held under the directives of…

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…

Argentina’s Milena Mendez Partners Moreno to win Sheikha Fatima Ladies Endurance Cup

CEN 100-km Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup28 November 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Milena Mendez on the 11-year-old bay crossbred stallion Moreno from Al Reef Stables won the 100-km Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance Cup for the second year in a row at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu…

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…

Bahrain is GOLD at the FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders in Chile

Bahrain steals the show with double-gold and 100% completion rate26 October 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ Bahrain stole the show when claiming both the Team and Individual Championship titles at the FEI World Endurance Championships for Juniors and Young Riders 2015 staged in Parque Tricao, Santo Domingo in Chile at the weekend. Representatives from across the…

U.S. Team Gives Their All at 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors

24 October 2015 Santo Domingo, Chile – The U.S. team put forth a great effort on Friday, 23 October, during the 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors. Leading the way for the U.S. was Mary Kathryn Clark (Eatonton, Ga.) who finished 21st with a time of 7:32:37. Clark, who rode her…

Al Hosani Wins in First Race of UAE Endurance Season

Al Reef Stables makes it 1-2 for opening ride22 October 2015, UAE ~ Ali Mohammed Ali Al Hosani on Cyrus Nahdim got the better of Indian rider Nakhat Singh Deep Singh to complete a 1-2 for Al Reef Stables as the UAE’s domestic endurance season for 2015-16 got off to a rousing start at the…

First Endurance Ride of UAE Season begins on 22 October

21 October 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The UAE’s domestic endurance season for 2015-16 gets off to a gigantic start as over 130 riders have entered for the first 100-km CEN Al Wathba Endurance Ride on Thursday, 22 October. Details of the national ride, to be held at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, were…

FEI Endurance Courses in the UAE Great Success

Hugely successful FEI Endurance Courses attract almost 1,400 delegates in UAE14 October 2015 Lausanne (SUI) ~ With an attendance of almost 1,400 people a series of FEI Endurance educational courses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (UAE) over the past four days were deemed a huge success. The series came in advance of this week’s Endurance…

Al Mehairi on Za’Amah and Amy Mcauley on Souletoile de Sommant Take Top Honors in Italian FEI Endurance

France Gold, Italy Silver, and UAE lady riders take team Bronze in HH Sheikha Fatima ride 27 September 2015, Verona, Italy ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-sponsored Italian Endurance Festival saw UAE’s top endurance horse trainer Ismail Mohammed saddle two additional winners for MRM Stables and…

UAE Wins Italian-based FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses

UAE win World Endurance Championship for Young Horses for the second successive year27 September 2015, Verona, Italy ~ Saif Ahmed Al Mazroui from MRM Stables on Descarado won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival-sponsored FEI World Championship for Young Horses at the Italian Endurance Festival 2015 in…

World Championship for Young Horses In Verona, Italy

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Sponsors FEI Young Horses Endurance Championship races24 September 2015, Italy ~ The FEI World Championship for Young Horses sponsored by the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festiva kicks off the Italian Endurance Festival 2015 at the Valeggio Sul Mincio in Verona, Italy, on Saturday,…

FEI Tribunal Makes Decision on Salahdin Du Lauragais case

18 September 2015, Lausanne (SUI), FEI PRESS RELEASE ~ The FEI Tribunal has issued its Final Decision in the case involving Sheikha Najla Bint Salman Al Khalifa (FEI ID 10018633/BRN) and the horse Salahdin Du Lauragais (FEI ID 103GE90/BRN). Samples taken from the horse at the CEIO2* 120 in Verona San Martino Buon Albergo (ITA)…

Jaume Punti Dachs rides Ajayeb to win FEI European Endurance Championship

Based at Samorin, Slovakia, from 11-13 September, 65 riders went out on a track that was quite dry with the local conditions. At the end, 37 riders finished with Spains’s Jaume Punti Dachs in the lead on his bay, Ayayeb. Congratulations to all competitors: Medal by Individual: 1.Jaume Punti Dachs (SP) riding Ajayeb in a ride…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival Adds $100,000 US Race at Santa Anita

US $100,000 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Darley Award Stakes at Santa Anita April, 2016 14 September 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The Darley Awards for Arabian horses by the Arabian Racing Cup will once again award the best in Arabian horse racing for 2015 on the first three days of April, 2016, in Hollywood,…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Partners Italian Endurance

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival to stage three endurance rides in Italy 11 September 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will be staging important endurance rides including the FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Horses and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Endurance CEIO…

USEF Names Athletes for 2015 FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders & Juniors

3 September 2015, Lexington, Kentucky – From the USEF Communications Department ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces the representatives for the USA at the 2015 FEI World Endurance Championships for Young Riders & Juniors in Santo Domingo, Chile, 23-24 October 2015. Led by USEF Chef d’Equipe, Mark Dial, the following athlete-and-horse combinations (in alphabetical order)…

Meg Sleeper Places First in North American Endurance Team Challenge

28 August 2015 – Canada ~ The 2015 North American Endurance Team Challenge (NAETC), was held 21 August 2015 at Cayuse Creek Ranch in Millbrook, Ontario, Canada. Held every two years, NAETC welcomed competitors from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Meg Sleeper (US) on her homebred Shyrocco Rimbaud (Rim) won the Seniors 120km ride…

400km Shahzada Memorial Endurance Test Heads to the Mountains in Australia

28 August 2015, Australia ~ The Shahzada Memorial Endurance Test is based annually in St Albans, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, and is a 400km ride over five days. The 2015 35th Annual ride runs from 24-28 August. The Shahzada Memorial Endurance Test, an endurance race over 400-kilometres (250 mi) at 80-kilometres per day, is a cross-country route…

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2015 Picks Up the Pace in Pisa

Toscana Endurance Lifestyle 2015 – An Italian Connection with the United Arab Emirates 15 August 2015, Pisa, Italy ~ The United Arab Emirates are back with their scheduled Endurance Championships which had been cancelled due to the suspension of all disciplines by the Federation Equestre International (FEI). The suspension was due to many issues regarding…

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…

Haggin Cup Winner Auli Farwa is a Special Horse

He actually believes that cantering everywhere is possible7 August 2015, California ~ The Tevis Cup 100-mile Western States Trail is a pageant of endurance. In the after hours of the ride, top ten finishing horses over the course are given the chance to show for Best Condition. For the 1 August 2015 ride, this examination…

UAE National Federation Suspension Lifted by FEI Bureau

UAE National Federation suspension lifted by FEI Bureau following signature of agreement 27 July 2015, Lausanne (SUI)~ The FEI Bureau has unanimously approved the immediate reinstatement of the United Arab Emirates National Federation to full membership of the FEI following signature of a legally binding agreement between the two parties in which the Emirates Equestrian…

Kelsey Russell Wins Individual Gold in North American Young Rider Endurance Championship

USA Southeast Claims Team Gold17 July 2015, Lexington, Kentucky ~ Kelsey Russell of Williston, Florida, won the individual competition of the North American Young Rider Endurance Championship aboard My Wild Irish Gold on Thursday, 16 July, with a time of 5:43:56. Hanna Weightman (Shamong, N.J.) took the Individual Silver medal with Syrocco Rabia finishing in…

FEI Tribunal and CAS decisions in Endurance Competitions

23 June 2015, Lausanne (SUI), From the Press Office of the FEI ~ The FEI Tribunal and Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its Final Decision in the case involving Nasser Khalifa N.J Al Thani (QAT) and the horse Brookleigh Caspar at the one-star Endurance competition at Mesaieed in Doha (QAT) on 11 April 2014, following…

The FEI Bureau Welcomes Proposals on Endurance Reform in the UAE

FEI Bureau unanimously agrees next steps on United Arab Emirates Endurance proposals9 June, 2015, Lausanne ~ The FEI Bureau has today welcomed a series of proposals for reform of the Endurance discipline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but agreed unanimously that further information needs to be provided by the UAE National Federation before lifting of the…

FEI Meets with United Arab Emirates Delegation on Endurance issues

FEI and United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation Meet in Discussions in Lausanne27 May 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ On Tuesday, 26 May, an initial meeting between the FEI and representatives of the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee and National Federation was held at FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) to discuss the actions…

FEI Tribunal Dismisses UAE Request to Lift Suspension

7 May 2015, Lausanne (SUI) ~ The FEI Tribunal has dismissed a request from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) National Federation for an interim lifting of its suspension from the FEI. The Tribunal’s decision means that the suspension remains in force pending the final outcome of the formal appeal by the UAE National Federation against the…

Heather Reynolds wins Biltmore 100 on JG Bold King

2 May 2015, Asheville, North Carolina ~ The Biltmore Equestrian Center was the site of another 2 days of FEI endurance events on the first two days in May. Heather Reynolds won the 100-mile ride on JG Bold King, a horse she describes a “quirky”. Reynolds had originally helped place the horse, raised by Jan Worthington and…

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…