Profiles

Hollie Doyle Is Riding on Top!

2020 Sunday Times Sportswoman of The Year and HWPA Jockey of The Year in Britain21 February 2021, Dubai ~ A Finalist in the Dubai World People’s Choice Awards, 24-year-old British jockey Hollie Doyle has already had quite a year. She was named third in the 2020 edition of BBC’s Sport Personality of The Year, emulating…

Newly Elected to the Board, Jean-Pierre Deroubaix Outlines IFAHR Objectives

A Broader ViewThis article reprinted from The French Purebred Arabian published by AFAC (Association Francaise de Cheval Arabe de Course) with permission. Jean-Pierre Deroubaix: “Our wish is for an international calendar which mirrors that of its English thoroughbred racing counterpart.” Paris hosted the 22nd General Assembly of IFHAR (The International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing…

Meet Arabian Race Horse Owner, Trainer Rita Deleon

16 July 2019, USA ~ Rita Cunningham was born and raised on a 5,000 acre wheat and cattle ranch on the Eastern Montana plains, and grew up loving the country life and everything connected to riding a horse. She and her brother rode everywhere on horseback, and sometimes to the schoolhouse with no indoor plumbing…

Racing in California, Meet Trainers Abel and Elisabeth Borg

WMA Fantom

Abel and Elisabeth Borg with Horsereporter.com. When Abel and Elisabeth (Sissy) married in 1985 they each brought to the family three teenagers swelling the family ranks to eight. There were an equal number to sit around the dinner table, 3 girls and 3 boys, the youngest 12 the oldest 15 1/2. Further binding factors were…

Flying the Skies with Vanessa Moreau-Sipiere, Centurion World Logistics

Freight Forwarding AgentWhether you are shipping a beloved pet or your riding horse, a Black Type race horse, or a National Show Horse, Vanessa Moreau-Sipiere is on call to help. As there are many things to know when shipping a horse to and from the United States, Vanessa explains to Horsereporter (HR) what she does…

Paddys Day – On the Track to History

Paddys Day wins at Monmouth 2017

17 March 2018, USA -“The Kahayla Classic has long been a goal,“ said Scott Powell of the winning Quarter Moon Ranch team. Even though we are speaking on the phone for this interview, I can mentally see him tipping back the brim of his ever-present cowboy hat as we speak. Powell grew up on a…

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech president and founder, dies at 73

8 March 2018, LEXINGTON, Kentucky] ~ It is with great sadness that Alltech announces the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Lyons died on Thursday, March 8, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73. “The thoughts of our entire Alltech family around…

Norma Corbin and Shane

“This horse is not right for you. You are both green,” declared my instructor, which after forty-five years I still remember clearly, as it was also the beginning of one of the most rewarding relationships of my life and the fulfillment of my childhood dream. “I grew up in Argentina, a country that takes pride…

Jane Teutsch Awarded Arabian Jockey Club Tent of Honor 2017

Her first trainer learned what he knew from a Tom Ivers book on how to train a racehorse using the interval methodTent of Honor Awarded to: “The PERSON nominated shall meet the criteria of length of service to the breed, courage to do what is best for the horse, be above reproach, devote to the…

Kathy Smoke Awarded Arabian Jockey Club Tent of Honor 2017

2017 Arabian Jockey Club Tent of Honor AwardsThe Arabian Jockey Club’s Racing Tent of Honor Award – “The PERSON nominated shall meet the criteria of length of service to the breed, courage to do what is best for the horse, be above reproach, devote to the horse and community and provide service in the areas of…

The UK Arab Horse Society Honors Sambist as Leading Racing Sire

Sambist Wins Leading Sire trophy for the 12th time29 October 2017, UK ~ Each year the Arab Horse Society (AHS) honors the Leading Race Horse and the Leading Premium Racing Sire. Anne Brown writes: “I am thrilled that my stallion Sambist (deceased in 2014) has won the 2017 Leading Sire trophy for the 12th time. The…

Awarded Best International Photographer, UK’s Debbie Burt

Horsereporter speaks with Debbie Burt about her photography, art and future goals  8 April 2017, USA ~ Debbie, congratulations on winning the 2016 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Best Photographer Award. Could you share with us more about your creative process and your goals? HR: We know you are a sculptor, journalist, and photographer.…

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…

Can Jockeys Benefit from Vitamin Therapy?

Beverly Hills to Abu Dhabi 28 October 2016, USA ~ As a health advisor to movie stars and multi-million dollar athletes, Matea Polisoto N.D.,a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor based in Beverly Hills, California, combines medical art, advanced dietary knowledge, and holistic healing with the tact of Mahatma Gandhi. We met up with Dr. Matea in…

Gary Capewell, Born to Broadcast

16 August 2016, USA ~ UK race commentator Gary Capewell seems to have started calling races soon after he learned to talk. His sports broadcast repertoire includes many types of horse races and football, and he’s gone to the dogs with Greyhound racing. As an Arabian race horse aficionado, Gary has called over 1,000 Arabian…

Jockey Cindy Klinkenberg has Always Loved Taking Chances

12 June 2016, USA ~ Cindy Klinkenberg, congratulations on your win in the HH Sheika Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Championship (IFAHR) in Australia on Warrawee Naaziq. Can you tell the readers of Horsereporter what has shaped your riding career? CK: When I was a young girl, aged 10, I started riding in a riding school.…

We Remember Erwin Escher (1959-2016)

It is with a heavy heart that I write these lines – completely surprising — photographer and our colleague Erwin Escher has passed away. I still cannot comprehend that the next shows will be without him without his grin, without his humor, without his sometimes snappy comments about the horses in the ring. Born in…

Horsereporter Speaks with Top US Trainer Lynn Ashby

Ashby receives Darley Award for Best Trainer 2016

1 May 2016, USA ~ Part One of the Two Part series with Lynn Ashby – Training for Top Performance Lynn Ashby has been a top horse trainer in the US for many years. Her US Darley Award for Best Trainer for 2015 followed her win in the same category in 2014. She has had a total…

Jockey Anna van den Troost Shares her Love of Racing

Making weight, finding rides, but loving the sport18 April 2016, USA ~ Congratulations Anna van den Troost on your recent win in St. Moritz on the Arabian Nil Kamla in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Racing Championship.  Horsereporter knows many would love to know more about how you started into racing and more…

A Conversation With Race Broadcaster Derek Thompson

Derek Thompson has planned racecourses for Sheikhs, ridden with the Prince, and has had tea with the Queen7 April 2016, USA ~ Known as Tommo in the world of horse race broadcasters, his wit, glib spirit, and love of racing has taken him on a wild ride around the world. Derek, as that is his…