France Announces Endurance Team and Alternates for WEG 2014

12 August, 2014, France ~ The French selection of riders and horses is as follows for Endurance for the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games 2014: The Team includes Sophie Dubourg, Director Technique National, Alain Soucasse, Director Technique National in charge of Endurance and Bénédicte Emond-Bon, National Selection committee. Five Horse/Rider Teams: ·         Nicolas Ballarin with  Lemir de Gargassan , owned by Nicolas Ballarin…

USEF Names 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team

11 August 2014, Lexington, Kentucky ~ From the USEF Communications Department The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named five horse-and-athlete combinations to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Endurance Team. Additionally, four horse-and-athlete combinations have been named as alternates.  The following horse-and-athlete combinations have been named to the 2014 Alltech FEI World…

AL Hibaab takes Newbury Shadwell Stud Dubai International Win

10 August, 2014, Newbury, UK ~ On Arabian Champion Day at Newbury racecourse, wild winds and rain did not deter Dubai International Arabian Racing, rich with prize money for 8 races (3 Group 1). The £50,000 Group 1 Shadwell Stud Dubai International Stakes saw the Gillian Duffield trained, AL Hibaab under Ted Durcan take the win for H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin R Al Maktoum. The…

Trainer Wins Memorial Race For Soldier Son At Arapahoe Park

4 July 2014, Aurora, Colorado ~ Trainer Ken Danyluk won the Kerry Danyluk Memorial at Arapahoe Park, Colorado, on the 4th of July with Lil Rich Girl (TH Richie x Lilas Al Mels). The race is named for his son who died in Afghanistan this year. United States Marine Corp Combat Logistics Battalion 453 from Buckley,…

Disbanding the French National Stud

 4 July 2014, France ~ The recent announcement of the sale to private parties of some of the last stallions from the historic French National Stud seemed like the final nail in the last horseshoe of a 300+ year-old model—that was working.  The continued sell-off of stallions from pedigrees that served the French Cavalry, won tournaments…

Djet Taouy wins the President of the UAE Cup – Mindza wins at Chantilly

30 June, 2014, Chantilly, France ~ Mindza (FR) Wins For Qatar Hassan Al Matwi Five horses went to post in this first group 1 PA race of the Chantilly season for three-year-olds, sponsored by Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club. It was a thrilling finish between BON BAISER DE FAUST (FR) and MINDZA (FR), the latter prevailing…