Sheikh Hazza bin Sultan brings in first at Abu Dhabi President’s Cup Endurance

BREAKING NEWS ~ February 11, 2012- Provisional Results In a long day of riding, Sheikha Hazza Bin Sultan Al Nahayan has good reason to be happy. He has won the country’s top prize for 160K endurance, the HH President of the UAE Endurance Cup.  After moving up on the six loops (46, 12, 9, 8…

Joshua Brown takes sixth career win in Snowy Swedish race

February 5, 2012~ Stockholm~ Joshua Brown (Samsheik USA x FH Honey Mellon (USA) brought home his 6th career win in the 5 February race. The 1350 m Eldorado Arabian Sprint at Täby Galopp in Stockholm was ridden in freezing -10 C with a loose and heavy going and saw a field of 13 runners. Joshua Brown…

Mont Le Soie Open Endurance Championships April 28, 29

Belgium ~ On 28, 29 April Mont Le Soie will organize a series of FEI competitions for Senior and Young Riders. The competitions on Saturday will count as the Belgian Championship:  the CEI*** 160km  for Seniors and the CEI** YR 120km for Young Riders. The competition will be a Pre-Ride  for the European Championship CEIYR ****120 for Junior…

Berlin Hoppegarten 2012 Racing Calendar

2012 Racing Calendar            2012 8-Apr   Season Opening Stuten-Preis     ( LR, €22.000, 1600m) 22-Apr   Preis von Dahlwitz     (LR,€22.000, 2000m) 6-May   Oleander-Rennen     (GR III, €55.000, 3200m) 27-May   Diana-Trial (GRII, €70,000, 2000m)     BBAG Sales Race (€52.000, 2000m) 10-Jun   HH Sheikh…

Moulin Rouge noses out TM Super Bird in Houston

   Arabian Allowance, Four Year Old and Upward  ~ Six And One Half Furlongs   February 6, Houston, Texas~ Moulin Rouge MAF (Ala Croixnoire x Monarchs Passion x Monarch AH) ridden by John Rochabrun attacked the backstretch in time to catch favorite, TM Super Bird at the wire for a dramatic photo finish in the time of 1:26:83.…

What we’re reading – Out Of The Desert by Peter Upton

Out of the Desert, by Peter Upton, looks at the Arabian horse through history ~ a desert horse, racing horse, war horse, and foundation sire.  The book further traces the influence of the Arabian on today’s light breeds as represented by the Thoroughbred, Cleveland Bay, and Hackney horses, and also on the  pony breeds of Great…

Nieshan out classes rivals in HH The President of the UAE Cup

February 5, 2012, Abu Dhabi~The HH The President Of The UAE Cup, Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious and valuable Purebred Arabian race of the season, was won in a driving finish by Nieshan, who denied 2011 winner Seraphin Du Paon after a titanic duel over the last 200m. The six-year-old was having his fifth start of…

Seraphin Du Paon will defend HH The President’s Cup on Sunday

February 3, 2012 Abu Dhabi~On Sunday, February 5, Seraphin Du Paon will seek to defend his crown in the 2200m HH The President’s Cup after having made an impressive win in the prep race. His triumph of this title last year came just his grand win at  the Kahayla Classic on Dubai World Cup night. With…

Review of China Horse Industry 2011

Presented by HORFA Research Center  February 3, 2012, China~The Beijing Olympics provided a significant boost for the Chinese equestrian industry, resulting in a sharp increase in the number of horses imported from 420 in 2007 to 1,782 in 2008.  Two years later, the Guangzhou Asian Games and the first HORFA Equestrian Trade Show in Shanghai…