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Watch Now: Countdown To 2017 Final is On!

The countdown to the 15th and final event of the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League is on, with less than two weeks before the world’s top horses and riders compete in the thrilling showdown at AL SHAQAB, Qatar from 9th-11th November. After a season which has seen more twists and turns than a Formula 1 circuit, ...

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Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club hosted its first national dressage competition for 2017

Al Habtoor polo and equestrian club dressage dubai

Under the Patronage of Mr. Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club hosted its first national dressage competition for the season with a signup of over 20 entries. The EEF affiliated dressage competition, at the Riding School at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club attracted competitors from all over UAE, being the largest dressage competition ...

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Horses Make Facial Expressions Just Like Humans

Let’s face it: When it comes to expressions, a horse is no one-trick pony. Recent findings have revealed that our equine friends use 17 discrete facial movements to communicate. That’s 10 fewer than humans—but one more than dogs and four more than chimpanzees. Researchers at the University of Sussex discovered this by dissecting a horse head and identifying the musculature ...

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Fernando Botero’s Horse 2007

Fernando Botero horse dubai mall

Fernando Botero’s “Horse 2007” statue has been providing tourists and locals the perfect photo backdrop for years. Botero is renowned globally for his horse sculptures which feature in several iconic locations around the world. The bronze sculture weighing 1.5 tonnes and standing over 3 metres tall is positioned outside the Dubai Mall near the fountains with uninterrupted views of the ...

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Team UAE enjoy their victory gallop after winning tonight's Longines Challenge Cup at the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona (ESP). (FEI/Libby Law)

It was history in the making when the United Arab Emirates crushed their considerably more experienced opponents to win the Challenge Cup at the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final under the lights of the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona (ESP) tonight. They finished second-last of the 15 participating nations in yesterday’s first qualifier when collecting a total of ...

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Godolphin launch recruitment drive for 2018 Masar cohort

godolphin recruitment drive

Godolphin, the global thoroughbred breeding and horseracing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, today launched a campaign to find eight outstanding and ambitious Emirati men and women to become part of the 2018 Masar cohort. Masar Godolphin is an academic and ...

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UAE’s Muhairi wins World Championship Endurance for Young Riders

UAE's Muhairi wins World Championship Endurance for Young Riders

UAE’s teenage sensation Saeed Al Muhairi astride 8-year-old Rabdan, was crowned world champion at The FEI Meydan World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and juniors 2017, a 120 km ride held at the scenic Parco Giardino Sigurtà in Verona, Italy. The 14-year-old was the standout performer in a field of 93 runners, from 15 teams representing 32 countries, with a ...

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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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