Tag Archive for Endurance

Over 100 races in 2015 Calendar of HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival

3 January 2014, Abu Dhabi ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival unveiled its 2015 calendar of events which includes 102 flat races and nine endurance championships across five continents. A press conference at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi showed off the impressive agenda for the Festival. Ms Lara…

CHI Al Shaqab Concludes Week of Equestrian Events

March 15, 2014, Doha, Qatar ~  The AL SHAQAB second Concours Hippique International (CHI) concluded with the Endurance120km CEI2* on March 15. Mr. Jassim Mohammed Ali Al Meadadi from Qatar was the first over the finish line riding Shabbab in the 120km ride for a piece of the total prize money of EUR 200,000, the second largest prize…

Dachs keeps it in the family with the European Gold

September 16, 2013, Most, Czech Republic ~ As the 88 competitors representing 23 countries left the start it was minus the current European Champion, Spain’s Maria Alverez Ponton and her steady champion mount, Nobby. Husband, Juma Punti Dachs, commented that after the recent birth of their third child, Anna, his wife did not currently feel…

Tevis Photos 2013

Vicki Gaebe sends along these photos of her sister, Beverly Gray and Jolly Sickle at her Tevis ride and completion. Bravo! Bev’s comments: “It was a fantastic race. My worry was the heat, 112+ in the canyons. Jolly Sickle did exceptional. I was impressed and he showed very well for the Haggin Cup. The Tevis has…

Weekend Racing and Endurance Wrap from Horsereporter

July 22, 2013, California ~ The weekend from 19-21 July was packed with great events and many of the full stories are already up on Horsereporter.  Here is the wrap-up on some of our favorite news behind the news. Racing news:  July 20, Sacramento, California, Wathba Stud Farm Cup Arabian Three Years +$11,300 Purse  6F was…

USA Southeast wins Team Gold in Kentucky NAJYREC

On July 19, the North American Junior and Young Rider Endurance Championship took place at the Kentucky Horse Park. The 75 mile, 120km ride had four teams and the USA Southeast was able to persevere for the Team Gold Medal. Individual Medals: Individual Medals: Gold: Cassandra Roberts, Viktory Banner, USA Southeast Silver: Emma Webb, Vagas,…

NAJYR Endurance Championship goes off July 19 in Kentucky

July 15, 2013, California ~ TheFEI Adequan sponsored North American Junior Young Riders Championship (NAJYRC) is scheduled for July 17th through the 21st in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park. Young riders from disciplines of dressage, reining, endurance, jumping, and eventing will compete for Championship titles. The CEI 2**the 75 mile (120km) North American Young…

Compiegne Nations Cup – Detailed report

  May 29, 2013, Compiegne  ~ Nations Cup CEI 3* 160k – Photos and text by Gilly Wheeler A strong entry of 52 riders from thirteen nations, which included Thailand, Russia, South Africa, Chile and the Middle East lined up with the Europeans to contest Nations Cup at Compiegne, France, sponsored by HH Sh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al…

A clear stance on anti-doping for endurance

 27th of May 2013, Bern ~ The Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF)  has clearly expressed its dissatisfaction to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) concerning, “the highly deplorable state of affairs in respect of animal welfare and unequal treatment of athletes at international endurance competitions.” They have stated in correspondence that they are now expecting the FEI to…

120km Royal Windsor Endurance CEI 2*

May 5, 2013, Windsor, UK ~ On a very cool day with high winds and occasional heavy showers 48 competitors representing seven countries galloped away from the start with the splendid back drop of Windsor Castle. This was an historic occasion as it was the first time that an endurance ride was included in the…

Night ride on Friday ends endurance season in Abu Dhabi

 April 23, 2013, Abu Dhabi ~ A 120-km Al Wathba Night Ride on Friday, April 26, will bring the curtain down on the endurance season at the Emirates International Endurance Village in Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Adnan Sultan Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Lara Sawaya, Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor…

Royal Windsor Endurance ride for Ascot Racecourse

April 18, 2013, Ascot ~ The 120km route of the inaugural Royal Windsor Endurance CEI 2* ride being held in association with and presented by Royal Windsor Horse Show (8 – 12 May 2013) is set to take in a circuit of Ascot Racecourse, it has been announced. Not only will the 60 riders participating in…

Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan wins Emirates Championship endurance ride

January , 2012, Abu Dhabi, ~ 11-year-old Balek El Tornada from W’rsan Stables won the Emirates Championship  over 120-kms under Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan.  Sheikh Mohammad, who also tasted his first-ever win, paced the 11-year-old bay gelding to finish just ahead of lady rider  Maryam Mohammad Mothanna on Mutajjeb from Seeh Al Salam Endurance…

Race Bred, Endurance Happy

In November, Horsereporter recognized Beverly Gray’s great record on her endurance horse, JollySickle.  Recently, the American Endurance Ride Conference also recognized the top performance by this duo, culminating in the 2012 AERC National Best Condition award for the gelding. Bred and trained for the track by Mandolynn Hill Farm in Texas, JollySickle’s (Jolly By Golly…

Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards from USEF

  Reynolds and Kimbler to Receive Top Endurance Awards at 2013 USEF Annual Meeting   December 17, 2012, Lexington, KY ~ The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of Endurance, the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy. The awards will…

A Brave Tevis Finish

 16, 2012, Auburn, California ~On August 4, Kadee Felton, 16, became the first junior out of five starters to finish the grueling Tevis cup ride on Shawford (Virgule Al Maury x BC Shawn Tiki by Samtyr). Riding with her mother, Beth, the two finished together in 19 hours, 57 minutes riding. Beth was riding Varoom…

Meg Sleeper wins AERC 100 Mile Championship and BC

 September 20-22, Asheville, North Carolina ~ The 2012 Adequan AERC Championship located at the Biltmore Equestrian Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Thursday, September 20, was another good day for Dr. Margaret (Meg) Sleeper. Riding her home-bred Arabian, Syrocco Cadence (Syrocco Troubador x Edgewood Schelite), Sleeper won the AERC 100 Mile Championship, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Championship, and…