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Sandee Martin – Jockey, Race Trainer, Action Hero

7 August 2015, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Sandee Martin knew what she wanted to be before she could properly say the word jockey. By age 14, she was breaking colts. Now at 47, Martin is an established winning trainer. No longer riding as a professional, she spends time on the track as a member of amateur jockey groups…

16 year old Christina Kimery Wins USEF Endurance Awards

  January 7, 2014, Lexington, Kentucky, USA ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Christina Kimery as the winner of the two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance – the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy; the first time these awards have won by the same individual.  The Maggy…

Action Hero – Trainer, Alban de Mieulle

Alban de Mieulle – A Horsereporter Interview ~ French Trainer, Alban de Mieulle, was delighted with Umm Qarn’s victories during the 2013 Qatar International Race Days, February 26-28. Over the three days of racing at the Qatar Equestrian Club in Doha, Umm Qarn won 6 out of the 10 Arabian races. On the last day…

Action Hero, USA Jockey, Jacqueline Davis

US professional rider, Jacqueline Davis has never known anything but horses and racing. Davis had made the 14 hour flight from the east coast of the USA to ride in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship in Abu Dhabi on November 11. She had only known about the race two weeks before…

Action Hero – Delphine Garcia-Dubois

Amateur jockey, Delphine Garcia-Dubois, recent winner of the HH Sheikha Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) was born and raised in Paris, France. Her family was not an equestrian family, but she was early interested in horses. “I started with show jumpers, like most of the amateur jockeys in France,” she said after her race win in…

Action Hero, Julie Morgan

Recently at the Valley Oak Arabians Open House, we watched as Julie Morgan presented an exquisite collection of mares and babies, many from the *Emigrant¹  line. Her feel and rapport with the horses is evident. {1Michalow Stud and Polish National Champion, *Emigrant, sired by the legendary Palas son, Ararat.} Besides an obvious love and empathy for…

Action Hero, Maureen Milburn

April 16, 2012 “Just thought I’d drop you a line to say how proud we are in Australia of Maureen’s well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the Darley Awards night recently. Maureen has worked tirelessly to establish Arabian Racing in Australia for over 20 years. Lobbying governments and the Thoroughbred industry to recognize our right…

Action Hero, UK Trainer Bill Smith

At the Darley Awards  Bill Smith was in Houston for the 2012 Darley Awards where he served as co-host. Smith has been a constant in the 25 years that the Darley Racing Cup Awards have been honoring Arabian racing heroes. “I’ve hardly missed one Darley Awards, from Victoria Secret’s day, back in 1993 when they…

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…

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.…

Dr. Margaret Sleeper, Veterinarian Cardiologist, Top Competitor

Margaret (Meg) Sleeper, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology), Section Chief Cardiology, Associate Professor of Cardiology Frenchtown, New Jersey     Born: 1967             The top ranking endurance rider in the 2011 United States Equestrian Federation’s Endurance Standings says that finding time is the challenge. This is no wonder, as Dr. Margaret Sleeper has…