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Boudheib Initiative – Florac 2017 Update

Florac endurance winner 2017

  When one thinks of world class endurance, there are only 3 venues which spring to mind, Tevis, Quilty & Florac. So it was a huge privilege to combine the philosophy of the Boudheib Initiative (BI) with this year’s Florac CEI/CEN*** 160km. Event organiser, Jean-Paul Boudon’s vision to invite Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nayhan’s BI protocol strengthening the focus ...

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Short Film: The Horse Whsiperer

Red Earth Studio’s short film about horse whisperer Jean François Pignon is finally ready to watch. Enjoy! The Horse Whisperer is a short film about Jean François Pignon, who was captivated as a teenager by a white horse named Gazelle. Credits Jean François Pignon, Richard Mullane (Living Projects) Director & Editor, Adam Docker Director/DoP, Ces Terranova, Garth Stevenson, Enos Desjardins, Phoebe ...

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Does Your Horse Have A Thumbprint?

Prophets Thumbprint Horse

A “Prophet’s Thumbprint” is a birthmark in the form of an indentation, usually found on the side of a horse’s neck but can occur anywhere on the horse’s body.  It is totally harmless although it comes with a legendary story! The Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) was wandering the desert with his herd of horses for many days, and ...

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International Equestrian Federation Technical Committee discusses amendments to qualification requirements for World Cup

The Technical Committee of the 7th Group of the International Equestrian Federation recently discussed, during its meeting at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, the new amendments to the qualification requirements of the Arab League for the World Cup, as well as ways to develop and cooperate with other organising committees, and how to overcome the obstacles facing equestrians and ...

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UAE dominates Sheikha Fatima’s Ladies’ Cup in Italy

UAE dominates Sheikha Fatima's Ladies' Cup in Italy

Lady riders from the UAE did the country proud when four of their riders finished in the top five in the 120-km H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies CEI Two-star Cup which was part of the three-day Sardinia Endurance Festival that concluded on Sunday at the Horse Country Resort area in Arborea, Sardinia, in Italy. Four rides were part of ...

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GCL Teams Ready to Kick Up a Storm in Paris

Photo: GCL / Stefano Grasso

Round eight of the Global Champions League sees home city team Paris Panthers vying for a powerful performance straight out of the starting blocks. In an earlier interview, Panthers rider Jack Hardin Towell said: “I hope we’re going to start strong!” The iconic Eiffel Tower will provide the picture-perfect backdrop as the Championship battle hots up, with a passionate crowd ...

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Super Swedes win Division 1 cliffhanger in Rotterdam

A brilliant double-clear from pathfinders Henrik von Eckermann and Cantinero helped Team Sweden to victory in today's edge-of-the-seat fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2017 Europe Division 1 League in Rotterdam (NED). (FEI/Christophe Taniere)

In a competition that was most definitely a game of two halves, Team Sweden stood strong to win the fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping 2017 Europe Division 1 series in Rotterdam (NED) today. With four teams sharing a zero score at the end of the first round, and the remaining four only a single fence behind, it ...

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Sixth Godolphin Royal Ascot 2017 success provided by Rare Rhythm

Sixth Godolphin Royal Ascot 2017 success provided by Rare Rhythm

Rare Rhythm gained the third victory of his six-race career when running on strongly to capture the 12-furlong Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot on Friday, June 23. The five-year-old son of Dubawi, trained by Charlie Appleby, had not raced since taking part in the same race 12 months ago. William Buick always had Rare Rhythm prominent and raced ...

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Benbatl rules in Hampton Court

Benbatl rules in Hampton Court

Benbatl stayed on powerfully for an excellent success in the G3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, June 22, giving Godolphin a fourth victory so far at Royal Ascot 2017. The three-year-old Dubawi colt, dropping back to 10 furlongs for trainer Saeed bin Suroor after finishing fifth in the G1 Derby over a mile and a half on ...

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Dubai royal Family attend Day 3 of Royal Ascot

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended day 3  of Royal Ascot race, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The third day of the festival witnessed a very exciting competition for UAE horses, including the Godolphin stable which ...

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