2012 Dubai Calendar of Equestrian Events

2012 – Dates to be added or changed as necessary Racing will return to Meydan for the 2011- 2012 season with a total of 21 meetings scheduled from November 10, 2011- March 31 Endurance – January 14-The HH Sheikh Mohammed bid Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup CEI*** Horse Show – March 15-17 Dubai International Horse…

2012 United States Championship, FEI and International Calendar

December 17, 2011 – Goethe, FL- Goethe Benefit Challenge 2012  — Dates To be Added or Changed  January 27-28 – Indiantown, FL- Dupis Piney Pig – CEI& CEIJY 80-120k, Jan 28, 80/120/160K February 29 -March 4 – Williston, FL, Fun In the Sun (FITS) – CEI/CEIJY March 3 160K March 31 – World Championship Selection…

Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri Becomes Youngest Winner of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup

January 14, 2012, Dubai, UAE ~ The UAE’s Abdulla Ghanim Al Marri of Nad Al Sheba Stables proved a master of pace as the 17-year-old guided his mount Cronus to a :27 (second) victory over Bahrain’s Ahmed Abdulla Al Hazza to become the youngest winner of the prestigious HH Sheikh Mohammed bid Rashid Al Maktoum…

2012 London Olympic Footing approved for Equestrian Events

 January 11, 2012~ The FEI has given final sign-off on the footing that will be used for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events at Greenwich Park. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) conducted footing tests at a site near Preston in the north of England on 20 and…

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Sahib Du Clos comes up Aces at Meydan

January 12, 2012~Dubai’s Meydan began the January 12 card with the opening round of the 1600m Purebred Al Maktoum Challenge R1, a Group 1 race on their All-weather track.  The field held some of the elite of Arabian racing of the region, sans the now retired, No Risk Al Maury, winner of this edition the…

Akaash Maharaj Stands Down as CEO of Equine Canada

January 10, 2012—It is with sincere regret that Equine Canada reports that Akaash Maharaj has announced his decision to stand down from his post as our Chief Executive Officer.  Akaash accepted the position of CEO in 2008, stating that he would remain in the role for one quadrennial cycle. “The years have rushed by faster…

Susanna M. Santesson, new Vice-President of DRAV

      January 7, 2012 ~ The German Racing Association of Arabian Horses –DRAV- has elected Susanna Santesson to the position of Vice President of DRAV at the Extraordinary General Assembly on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 until the next Ordinary General Assembly in April. The position became vacant after the previous Vice-President, Dieter Axmann left.…

2012 HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Endurance Cup to be held Jan 14 in Dubai

            January 10, 2012, Dubai~The HH Sheikh Mohammed bid Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup CEI*** 160k will have its  fifth running on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Organized and hosted by the Dubai Equestrian Club the ride is scheduled to start 6:30 am at DIEC in the Seih Assalam area of…