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…

Update on Endurance Sailor, Jennifer Mooney

   2 July, 2012, Off the Coast of California ~ Nothing stopping Jen Mooney “I finally get to sail to Kauai on Saturday…well I start on Saturday. My plan changed along the way due to an accident but I’m still going. I had a bit of a wreck on my qualifying run that left me…

Sports Direct Laurent Cellier for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy

      February 2012~ Laurent Cellier, 43, is in charge of the overall organisation of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. Along with eight discipline officials, the task is daunting. From drawing up the competition timetable to managing the horses and then there are the medal ceremonies to take care of –…

US Horses to be Exported to Libya

January 31, 2012, Texas~Six horses will ship within the next two weeks from Texas to help kick start the revival of the Libyan racing program. “These will be the first horses to be exported to the country since the fall of Gaddafi,” said Texas breeder, Eric Moreau-Sipiere. Having sold a horse from his Centurion Stud…

Doug Swingley, Action Hero

Doug Swingley from Lincoln, Montana, started endurance riding competition after 50, but when he commits to a sport, he wants to be the best. Swingley, now 58, is one of two riders from the United States that have been invited to participate in the 160k HH President of the UAE Endurance Ride in Abu Dhabi.…

A Star of Texas to Shine in Qatar

January 30, 2012, Texas~When the announcer signals, “They’re Off!” at the March 31 Dubai Kahayla Classic, there could be at least one US bred horse to be among the group heading out the gate. Long heralded as a Championship match-up, the Dubai Grade 1, $250,000 prize meet brings together some of the Globe’s top Arabian…

Rabah De Carrere Opens UAE account with Wathba Stud Farm Cup Win

    January 22, 2012, Abu Dhabi ~ The number 13 seemed to prove lucky for Gillian Duffield’s Rabah De Carrere as the 7-year-old chestnut finally managed to get past the post first in his 13th attempt here in the UAE. Rabah De Carrere last won a race in July 2009 at Kempton Park before coming to…

Racing Terms You Want to Know

Apprentice Jockey A jockey who has not yet fully qualified by riding a set number of winners or reaching a certain age. Apprentices, often after a period of initial training, usually work for a trainer from whom they receive instruction, advice and support. They are also frequently referred to as ‘claimers’, as horses ridden by…

Lindsay Graham Juggles International Endurance Competition and Career as Veterinarian

 January 15, 2012, Napa Valley, USA~ Lindsay Graham from Napa Valley, California, is looking forward to her first visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. She is one of two invited riders from the US to compete at the annual  CEI 3*  HH President of the UAE Endurance Ride, this year slated for…