“One World, 6 Continent, Abu Dhabi The Capital” – Agenda, Abu Dhabi

7 - 14 November 2016

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HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Festival Finals
“One World, 6 Continent, Abu Dhabi The Capital”
7 – 14 November 2016




Nov 7 – Monday
Arrival of guests
Al Seef Resort &Spa by Andalus,
Park Rotana Hotel,
Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Nov 8 – Tuesday
12 pm

Official Draw of The World Richest Pure Arabian Horse Race Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan -IPIC and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies and Apprentice World Championship At the National Archive, Abu Dhabi

8 pm Welcoming Dinner at Anantara Eastern Mangroves
Dress Code ; Dresses for Ladies and Smart for Men

Nov 9 – Wednesday
IFHRA General Assembly only for IFHRA members at National Archive

12 pm
One World,6 Continents,Abu Dhabi The Capital Press Conference at Anantara Pool Area
Followed by Lunch

8 pm
Andalus Night at Al Seef Resort and Spa by Andalus
Dress Code:Dresses for Ladies and Smart for Men

Nov 10 – Thursday

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Conference for Training and Education at the National Archive Conference Hall

10:00 am
Welcoming Speech of Dr Abdulla Alraisi
Director General of the National Archive

10:05 am
Welcoming Speech of TCA Abu Dhabi
(Mubarak or Sultan)

10.10 am
Speech of HE Matar Al Yabhouni, Board member of AD Sp Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Committee

10:15 am
Speech of National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing

Speech of HE Sami Al Boueinen Chairman of IFAHR

10.25 am
Speech of Essam Abdulla
General Manager , Emirates Arabian Horse Society

10.30 am
Welcoming Speech of Lara Sawaya Executive Director of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Festival & Chairperson of IFHRA

10:35 – 12:00 / Session 1:

Jockey Training Worldwide and Prevention of Racing Accidents
Moderator: Derek Thompson (UK)


-Marcel De Bruyne, Director of Belgium Jockey Club

– Col Stephen Padgett ,Director of Northern Racing School

-Yasser Mabrouk, Head of Arabic Department, Technical Mgr. Emirate Racing Association

-Kai Schirmann, Director, German Jockey School

– Pat Buckley, Racing Director, AD Equestrian Club

Talking Points:

· Foundation Training

· Training Courses

· Exams

· Sharing international experiences to encourage the development of training with countries that do not currently have formal training.

· Content of course curricula prior to licensing.

12.15pm – 1.10 pm
Luncheon at The National Archives

1.30 pm– 3.pm/ Session 2:

Jockeys – High Performance Athletes – At The Top

Moderator: Gary Capewell (UK)


-Remi Bellocq, Exec. Dir. North American Racing Academy

-Melissa Weatherly, Athlete Development and Industry Careers Advisor,Racing Victoria

– Anna Velasquez, School Director, Puerto Rico Jockey School

-Richard Mullen ( professional jockey ambassador of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival)

-Julie Krone (Star of fame jockey, Ambassador of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival)

Talking Points:

How to become a successful jockey

How to maintain the high performance

Continuing professional development for jockeys

Advise to beginners

3.30 pm – 4:45pm / Session 3:

Controlled Jockey Diet, Weight Control & Nutrition

Moderator: Victoria Shaw (Australia)


-Dr Georges Wilson (UK)
John Moores Liverpool University Researcher

-Chantal Sutherland (Highest Earner Professional Female Jockey)

-Xavier ( Professional Jockey/Ambassador of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival)

– Acaena Amoros Business Partner Elixir London Clinic

– Dr Jamal Hout ,Naet Practitioner)

8 pm Salsa Night at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves
Dress Code: Dresses for Ladies and Smart for Men

Nov 11 – Friday

10:30-12:00 pm / Session 4
PR and the Media for Racing Industry Recruitment,

Training and Education and Arbitration USA

a) Ways to approach the Media

b) What makes the Racing Industry more attractive

c) Future of Jockeys and Stable Staff

d) What can attract Young People to become a Jockey

Moderator: Philip Brannan


-Yaqoob Al Saadi Director General of AD Sports Channel and YAS TV

-Derek Thompson, TV Presenter Racing (UK)

– Laura King TV Presenter , DUBAI Racing

-Tony Smurthwaite – Managing Editor Racing Post (UK)

– Stefanie Corum editor in Chief Finish Line Magazine (US)

-Jean Claude Allies, Paris Turf (FR)

12.30pm to 1.45 pm
Workshop with Derek Thompson and Lara Sawaya

8 pm Fashion Night at Beach Rotana Hotel Featuring Amal Azhari Fashion Show
Dress Code :Stylish for Ladies and Smart for Men

Nov 12 – Saturday
10 am to 2 pm
IFHRA student workshop at Anantara Eastern Mangroves with the best coaches and Professional Jockeys followed by lunch at Ingredients

9 am -All guests depart for Emirates Int’l Endurance Village Al Wathba, to watch the Al Wathba Challenge sponsored by National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co LLC, and will have lunch at the VIP Area Lounge

8 pm One World, 6 Continents Award Gala Dinner at the Emirates Palace Terrace
Long dress for ladies and black tie for men

Nov 13 – Sunday
Abu Dhabi Golf & Equestrian Club

One World,6 Continents, Abu Dhabi The Capital Featuring the World’s Richest Arabian Horse Race 1.2 million Euros

– UAE Martyrs› Cup

– UAE Martyrs› Trophy

– Wathba Stud Farm Cup

– HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship IFAHR

– 7pm Official opening Ceremony of the One World ,6 Continents , Abu Dhabi The Capital

– HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship IFAHR

-« Shk Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown »- IPIC

9.30 pm
Festive Party at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Nov 14 – Monday
Departure of guests