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Italy readies nominated riders for World Endurance Championship

 August 7, 2012, Italy ~ The Italian Federation has announced the nominated riders that will take part in the World Endurance Championship, (Championnat Mondiale Senior) to be held August 25 at Euston Park, outside of London. Congratulations and best to these riders: Nominated List for Italy:     Bertoni Elena – El Jamila Di Battista…

Garrett Ford and The Fury take first place finish at 57th Tevis Cup Ride

    August 5, 2012, Auburn, California ~The 57th Tevis Cup Ride, sponsored by the Western States Trail Foundation, started 204 riders from Robie Park, near Truckee, California, at 5:15 a.m. on August 4, 2012. Of those starters, 98 finished in Auburn, California — 100 miles later — within 24 hours. The winner of this…

Verdora tops field of 13 at Newbury in Wathba Stud Farm Cup

  August 5, 2012 Newbury Race Course UK ~Newbury Wathba Stud Farm Cup Premier Handicap Stakes for Purebred Arabians hit the seventh round in the UK on Sunday August 5. Details: 10F on Turf 3 yrs old and up 2000m €6,000 prize money and bonus for the winning breeder of the first horse past the post registered…

Kador NU tops field in Santa Rosa Wathba Stud Farm Cup

      August 4, 2012, Santa Rosa, California ~The Wathba Stud Farm Cup for three yr-olds and up raced today in Santa Rosa over six furlongs for a purse of $7,000 added by the Wathba Stud Farm Cup. First in the money was Kador N U who finished in a time of 1:23:79 over…

Second Annual Horse & Camel and Heritage Exhibition scheduled for January

  August 3, 2012 ~  The Sultanate of Oman is preparing for the second edition of their annual Horse & Cameland Heritge Exposition January  14-16, 2013 to be held at the Oman International Exhibition Center in Muscat. See Oman’s Horse & Camel Expo 2012 The 2013 HCH Expo will feature beauty shows for horses and…

Belgian European Junior and Young Rider Championship news

August 2, 2012 from Belgium ~Upon the decision of the FEI, the European Championships Juniors and Young Riders set for Saturday 8, September (CEIYRJ4 * 120 kms) is not open. This Championship will be the first with this restriction and  finalizes the decision that the European Endurance Championship will be from now on reserved only…

Italy announces long list of nominated riders for World Endurance Championship

August 2, 2012, Italie ~ The long list of the nominated entries for the Championnat du Monde Senior de Euston Park 2012 (UK) has been announced.  By August 8, this list will be paired to the 6 rider + 2  reserve list. Congratulations and best of luck! Felicitations!   Riders, Horse Bertoni Elena – El Jamila…

Entries set for August 4 Wathba Stud Farm Cup in Santa Rosa

     August 1, 2012, Santa Rosa, California – Entries are up for the August 4, Wathba Stud Farm Cup to be held at this Northern California track on Saturday. The entry list combines some of the top pedigrees running and should be a good contest for these young horses. The race gets off at  1:15 PM …

Canadian riders are Gold at the NAJYRC in Kentucky

    July 22, 2012—Congratulations to Canadian Endurance riders Lee Hutten, Emma Webb and Jessica Yavis, who won the team gold medal at the 2012 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships in the NAJYRC-CH 4*  120 km FEI Championship race held July 20, 2012. In an incredible display of team unity, all three…

Harran wins Royal Cavalry of Oman Stakes at Huntingdon

    July 28, 2012,Huntingdon Race Course ~ Harran (Burning Sand x Aziza D’Aroco) zinged into first a half length over Scyphios (Al Nasr x Dalina Des Fabries) in the 7 Furlong race for Purebred Arabians, 3 yrs old and up. Owned by Al Shahania Stud, Harran’s run time was 1:33 under the hands of M…

Mizzna son, Merzal, wins at La Teste

Press Release July 28, 2012, France ~  Merzal and Shagra de Jos continued the impressive performances of the horses owned by HH  Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi. They did everything right to land the 1,900m Prix Akbar and the 1,900m Prix Mangalied D Albert (PA) respectively at the La Teste Racecourse, France…

Newbury to hold 30th Anniversary of Dubai International Arabian Raceday

Press Release, Arabian Racing Organization  Record Prize Money Confirmed for Sunday 23 September, 2012      July 25, 2012~ 2012 marks the 30th Anniversary of Dubai International Arabian Raceday, staged under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. His Excellency Mirza Al Sayegh confirmed…

Munahis wins Watbha Stud Farm Cup VII in The Netherlands

Press Release  July 23, 2012 – Dundigt~ Munahis, registered   his first win  when the Qatari-bred runner won the seventh race of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival’s Wathba Stud Farm Cup series, being run at the Duindigt racecourse, The Netherlands. In Sunday’s race which was reserved for four-year-old and above…

France declares long lists for Championnat du Monde (WEC) at Euston Park and Championnat d’Europe Jeune

July 22, 2012 ~ Fédération Française d‘Equitation (FFE) has given the long list for the Championnat du Monde senior endurance de Euston Park (GBR) or World Endurance Championship  to be held in Great Britain August 25. Below also is the first selection of riders for  Championnat d’Europe Jeune endurance  (European Young Endurance Rider Championship) which will be held…

Delaware Park cancels live racing card for July 18 due to excessive heat

Press Release July 18, 2012, Wilmington, Del.~Acting upon the recommendation of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Chief Veterinarian Dr. John T. Peters, live racing scheduled for today, July 18, has been cancelled, due to the excessive heat.  Peters said racing under such conditions would pose substantial health risks to horses, riders and participants. This is the…

Jaafer takes the Al Shahania Stud International Stakes at Newbury

July 14  Al Shahania Stud International Stakes Purebred Arabians, 3 yrs old 10F Full enty list: http://wp.me/p26iCL-13J Results: 1 Jaafer   win time:  02:34:07 2 Tidarbret 3 Areej 4 Mu’Azzaz 5 Asraa Min Albarq 6 Vizir Des Cedres 7 Eustral 8 Sandababa 9 Tzar Du Paon N/RHaydar Al Khalediah N/ROmans Oro MHF Please follow and…

Mkeefa comes out on top at President of the UAE Cup at Newmarket

July 13, 2012, Newmarket Racecourse ~ UK Purebred Group 1PA, The President of the UAE Cup 4 yrs old, 10F Full entry list: http://wp.me/p26iCL-13q Results: Mkeefa   Win Time: 02:21:76 Rathowan Al Hibaab Al Mamun Nonlau Theeba Pentagon Please follow and like us:

The Tersk Stud through History

– Pamela Burton with the help of Joanna Kale and the Tersk Stud photocredit :Alexa Khruscheva       The Beginning Count Sergei Stroganov fulfilled his dream in 1889 of starting an Arabian horse stud in the Caucasus Mountains in southern European Russia. He gathered horses from the Middle East and had 66 Purebred horses by…

Raihan wins Sheikh Zayed Cup at Dundight

    Press Release   July 15, 2012, den Hague ~ Raihan was ridden to an exciting victory by David Bouland to win the HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup at the Duindigt racecourse in the Netherlands on Sunday. The Group 3 race was run over a distance of  1900 metres for a prize money…

H.H. Sheikh Mansoor gives Global Sponsorship to European Association of Racing Schools

July 13, 2012, Germany ~ The latest addition to the advance of horse racing in the world is the partnership with the European Association of Racing Schools (EARS) and the H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Gobal Arabian Flat Racing Festival. In a recent announcement, the group’s Director, Lara Sawaya, also head of IFAHR…

Endurance Canada announces Team for NAJYRC FEI Championship

July 12 , 2012 — Endurance Canada announces the riders representing Canada at the 2012 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Riders Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 17-22 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.  Riders will compete for top honours in the NAJYRC-CH 4* FEI Championship. The…

Belgium narrows selection for World Endurance Championship Team

At the 2011 European Championship, Belgium clinched the bronze medal with riders  Céline Just, Michel Lequarre and Maritza Pereira. The selection process is still ongoing in Belgium. As for now there are 8 horse/riders on the short list, continuing to take part in the clinics organized by Belgian Chef d’Equipe Pierre Arnould, at Mont Le Soie.…

British Short List for 2012 World Endurance Championship ready for final competition

July 12, United Kingdom The shortlisted riders in alphabetical order are: Alice Beet  from Surrey riding Adara Sauveterre Beccy Broughton-Booker from Nottinghamshire riding Tawmarsh Muharram Emma Finnie from Abu Dhabi riding Sha Ali Tricia Hirst from Mid Wales riding Madjin des Pins Rachel Ingvaldson from Somerset riding Nazeeka Nikki Malcolm from Somerset riding Khartoum With…

Newbury lines up for Al Shahania Stud International Stakes 14 July

July 12, 2012, Newbury, UK ~ The Al Shahania Stud sponsored race for Purebred Arabians, 3 yrs old & upwards will go off at 10F on Saturday 14 July at Newbury. Notes: A top class conditions race with the field having amassed well over £5 million pounds in prize money.  Stable companions Eustral and Tzar…

USA World Endurance Championship Team

   July 12, 2012 Official News ~USA traveling team for the London WEC has been announced as well as alternates. TEAM USA – unranked Top six riders/horses—scheduled to travel John Crandell/Heraldic Becky Hart/No Repeat Valerie Kanavy/Reach for the Gold Nicki Meuten/ Not Tonight Heather Reynolds/Riverwatch Jeremy Reynolds/ A Kutt Above Alternates Ranked 7. Meg Sleeper/Syrocco…

Double delight for van den Bos at Taby Racecourse Stockholm

         June 10, 2012, Stockholm ~ Dutch trainer Karin van den Bos completed a double when Fredrik Johansson saddled Athlete Del Sol to win the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festivals’ Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Listed) Cup, having earlier teamed up with amateur jockey…

Newmarket declares runners for Group 1 President of the UAE Cup

July 11, 2012, Newmarket Racecourse ~ The President of the UAE Cup, (UK Arabian Derby) GR 1 PA takes off on Friday 13 July with six four- year- olds for a trip of 10 furlongs and a chance at a piece of the £50,000 prize. A small but select field for the UK Arabian Derby…

Stage set for Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak EARS Conference on Education and Training in Abu Dhabi

PRESS RELEASE -July 10, 2012, Stockholm~ After successfully hosting three World Arabian Horse Racing Conferences, as part of the H. H Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival, the stage has been set to host the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak EARS (European Association of Racing Schools) Conference on Education and…

Hungary exits bid to host FEI World Equestrian Games 2018

July 10, 2012 ~Hungary, one of five original countries confirmed as official candidates to stage the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in 2018, has withdrawn from the bidding process. The Hungarian capital Budapest had been named as one of the five 2018 bid cities earlier this month, but in a letter to FEI Secretary General Ingmar…

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival brings two races to Stockholm

Press release: STOCKHOLM: The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Racing Festivals’ Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Listed) Cup and Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Championship (IFAHR) race will take place at the Taby race course in the Swedish capital on Tuesday. Details of the races were announced at a…

Qatar’s Dahor De Brugere wins Qatar Coupe De France Des Pur Sang Arabes at Chantilly

     On Sunday July 1, 2012 at Chantilly ~ Sporting the colors of HE Sheikh Joaan Bin Hamad Al Thani, Dahor De Brugere clinched the Qatar Coupe De France Des Pur Sang Arabes at Chantilly racecourse in France on Sunday. The Dahess progeny Dahor De Brugere won the Euros 50,000 contest by two lengths from…

Sectional Timing for the Group 1 Newmarket UAE Derby

Press Release July 1, 2012, Newmarket ~Owners and trainers of runners in Friday’s Arabian Derby, The President of the UAE Cup, will be able to review Sectional Timing and Tracking data (STATS) for the first time for a major event in the Arabian racing calendar. The Group 1 race for Pure Bred Arabians forms part…

ESP Withdraws Wellington, Florida Bid for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™

For Immediate Release  Wellington, FL – July 9, 2012 – Equestrian Sport Productions (ESP), owner and operator of the world renowned Winter Equestrian Festival, has informed the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) today that they are withdrawing their bid for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018 to be held…