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RECENT IFHRA NEWS
IFHRA GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN MARRAKESH
May 03, 2017
The International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, which is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, has decided to formulate its own rules and regulations to differentiate between amateur and apprentice jockeys, as it has been cre...Read more

IFHRA GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN MARRAKESH

May 03, 2017
The International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, which is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, has decided to formulate its own rules and regulations to differentiate between amateur and apprentice jockeys, as it has been creating lot of confusion in the equine fraternity. 

Ms Lara Sawaya, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival  and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), disclosed this at the General Assembly meeting held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Marrakesh, Morocco, on the sidelines of the seventh World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, WAHRC.
This was necessitated because many countries have different rules which govern their respective amateur/apprentice races, Ms Sawaya added.
It was decided that the executive board of directors will meet in London on August 11 to draft the rules and regulations for the amateurs and apprentices.

The other highlight of the meeting was the addition of new members - Chile and New Zealand. Representative from Chile Emmanuel Aguilar thanked  IFHRA for admission and said they had currently five training academies and 18 apprentices with another 250 people involved in the breeding industry.
Representatives from Algeria, Bahrain, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Poland, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Sweden, South Korea, Slovakia, Turkey and United States of America. Many representatives from different countries joined the discussions via Skype.
The meeting was deliberated by Chris Watson, Industry Training and Education Consultant, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, in the absence of IFHRA General Secretary Remi Bellocq, who shared his thoughts via Skype.

Another noteworthy outcome of the meeting was Hungary is back in IFHRA and will be represented by Hungary Jockey Association and Japan will be joining the Federation in Abu Dhabi in November.

Ms Sawaya thanked His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for his continuous support to IFHRA activities and funding the RSF Mentorship programme which is benefitting several jockeys from many parts of the world. She lamented that many countries were not taking the meetings seriously and stated that if the member-countries skip two meetings consecutively, they will be suspended from IFHRA membership. “Great efforts go into organizing meetings and if members don’t take it seriously, we will suspend them,” Ms Sawaya stated categorically. She thanked all the officials, especially from the host country Morocco and ambassadors for their role in making the Marrakkesh meeting a big success.
Ms Sawaya also stated that three workshops are being planned to help apprentice jockeys, lady jockeys and also a workshop on social media for the jockeys.
Representatives from many countries whose students are selected under the Racing Scholarship Fund, RSF, mentorship programme, shared their experiences and thanked His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Flat Horse Racing Festival, for providing them and ‘unforgettable’ opportunity to travel to other countries and share their experiences and learn from them.

The IFHRA Mentorship programme comes under the umbrella of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival and the Fund will help provide professional mentorship opportunities abroad for students who are currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from a IFHRA member Racing Academy or national representative. The goal is to improve the horse racing and breeding industry workforce by providing deserving racing academy students or recent graduates with an opportunity to gain new knowledge and experience in equitation and overall horsemanship, while learning about new culture and customs.

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Al Aweer Stables, Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise GeneralTrading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club,  Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab, Switzerland, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf,  Al Wathba Centre, the UAE General Women Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2016,  Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites, Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.

IFHRA General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi on Feb 10, 2017
February 10, 2017
GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN ABU DHABIMore members join IFHRA,Mentorship programme expandsTwo new countries, Algeria and Spain, joined the ever-growing International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, taking the total number...Read more

IFHRA General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi on Feb 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN ABU DHABI
More members join IFHRA,
Mentorship programme expands

Two new countries, Algeria and Spain, joined the ever-growing International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, taking the total number of members to 54.

This was disclosed at the first 2017 General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi, on Friday, February 10, 2017, at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.

The meeting was held on sidelines of the His Highness The President of the UAE Endurance Cup and His Highness The President of the UAE Flat races, scheduled to be held in the capital city of Abu Dhabi on February 11 and 12, 2017, respectively.

The main purpose of the meeting was to approve the 2017 Mentorship candidate jockeys and a list of 17 candidates was found to be eligible for the RSF Mentorship. Representatives from different member-countries had sent in their applications for consideration for the Mentorship Programme which kick started in 2016 and was a huge success with 13 candidates going to different countries, other than their country of origin, and experiencing and getting trained in different equine skills from riding to managing a stable.

The IFHRA Mentorship programme comes under the umbrella of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival and the Fund will help provide professional mentorship opportunities abroad for students who are currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from an IFHRA member Racing Academy or national representative. The goal is to improve the horse racing and breeding industry workforce by providing deserving racing academy students or recent graduates with the opportunity to gain new knowledge and experience in equitation and overall horsemanship, while learning about new culture and customs.

Opening the meeting Ms. Lara Sawaya, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), stated that IFHRA, the only one of its kind Federation in the world, has grown in its stature in a very short span time of two years and this is a big boost for all those involved in the horse industry, especially the jockeys, for whose welfare the Federation has been founded and is striving for. Ms Lara Sawaya categorically stated that the Fund will promote only students from IFHRA member-countries.



While discussing the GA, Ms Sawaya stated that it will henceforth be held in conjunction with the HH The President Cup for endurance and flat racing in Abu Dhabi, which is the headquarters of IFHRA.

The meeting was deliberated by Remi Bellocq, IFHRA General Secretary.
Ms Sawaya welcomed the two members, Algeria and Spain, which were represented byAhmed Rayane, Executive Director, Societe des Courses d’Algerie and Ms Barbara de Mieulle, Spanish Jockey Club, respectively.
The other member countries who attended the meeting on Friday included Australia, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Malaysia, The Nethernalnds, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay. Many other members took part in the discussions via Skype.

Ms Sawaya added that IFHRA will support more apprentice jockeys by aiming to get more member countries as it was the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to support jockeys from all over the globe and to utilize the RSF in the right direction.

While discussing the RSF programme, Ms Sawaya also added that an orientation programme will henceforth be held for all the candidates to enlighten them about the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival and the role of IFHRA. “In this direction we are also considering signing a contract with the selected candidates so that they will adhere by the RSF and IFHRA guidelines.”

Countries whose candidates have been found to be eligible included Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, South Korea, Denmark, Australia, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Canada and Poland. The representatives from these countries who attended the meeting were given an opportunity to explain the worthiness of the respective candidates for the Mentorship Programme.

Representatives from both the new members, Algeria and Spain, said they were delighted to be part of the programme and Algerian representative Ahmed Rayane said they were looking forward to host four festival rides this year.



After the discussion on the RSF programme the meeting also discussed mentorship funding/reimbursement plan, job exchange programme. The meeting also deliberated on the development and progress of social media platforms and the website.

It was decided that the next IFHRA meeting will be held during the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference, scheduled to be held from May 2 to 8, 2017,  in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The  National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare  and sponsored by Al Aweer Stables, Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club,  Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf,  Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.

Four new members join as IFHRA holds GA in Abu Dhabi
November 14, 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAEThe General Assembly of International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) was held at the National Archives, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 on the sidelines of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al...Read more

Four new members join as IFHRA holds GA in Abu Dhabi

November 14, 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE

The General Assembly of International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) was held at the National Archives, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 on the sidelines of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival’s ’One World Six Continents’ programme.
 
Representatives from as many as 39 counties took part in the meeting which was telecast live on YAS TV and the Festival’s Web TV.
Ms. Lara Sawaya, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) presided over the meeting which was deliberated by Remi Bellocq, IFHRA General Secretary.

Ms. Sawaya hailed the success of 2015-2016 season. "We are very proud that IFHRA has achieved a lot in its short term and I would like to thank every single country who helped IFHRA move ahead. Our efforts in boosting Arabian horses and fulfilling the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs on future jockeys has come out with positive results" she said.

Topics on the agenda included were Racing Scholarship Fund Mentorship programme, communications and social Media, online courses and continuing education and IFHRA races and riders.

The highlight of the meeting was the acceptance of four new members to IFHRA including Greece, Peru, Cyprus and Chile.

Earlier Ms. Sawaya, while discussing RSF mentorship programme, suggested those students who missed in the current year be accommodated in the coming year. She said once a country nominates its student for the programme, there will not be any changes at all as this had led to lot of misunderstanding during the first year. "His Highness Sheikh Mansoor’s vision is to utilize the RSF in the right direction as we keep looking towards the future’.

Regarding the role of communication and social media, Ms. Sawaya said IFHRA will develop an Instagram account (which was done immediately) to supplement its Facebook page. She was of the view that the IFHRA website should serve mainly as a resource library populated with content having a "long shelf life"  and to leave the more time-bound communications to the HH Sheikh Mansoor platform.

She also mentioned that the Festival was in talks with YouTube and Google to strengthen its activities and reach more people.

While discussing the RSF mentorship programme, Bellocq suggested that IFHRA could consider fewer scholarships in terms of quality as against quantity. He suggested that student exchanges should be mentor-oriented and requested proposed mentors to put in time and efforts in teaching and evaluating the RSF student they would be mentoring.
Several representatives from different countries shared their experiences of sending and hosting students under RSF programme. They all applauded the efforts of the Festival in helping out jockeys.
 
Ms. Sawaya reiterated that the proposed Arabian Horse Data Base, supported by the Festival in association with Equibase, Paris Turf and Racing Post will be launched in Morocco in May, 2017 during the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference.

The next meeting will be held in Abu Dhabi in February, 2017, during the UAE President Endurance Cup.

On Saturday, the Festival staged the IFHRA student workshop at Anantara Eastern Mangroves for the Lady, Apprentice and other jockeys. The young and aspiring jockeys were given lessons and demonstrations on various aspects like riding, diet, exercise, media etc. by some of the best coaches and Professional Jockeys.
 
IFHRA is the brainchild of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi.

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, IPIC as Strategic Partner, The  National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare  and sponsored by Al Aweer Stables, Ayadii LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Bloom, Petromal, Rise General Trading Co. LLC, Hayatna, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club,  Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Dr Nader Saab Switzerland, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf,  Al Wathba Centre, the UAE’s General Women’s Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2016, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.








 
RECENT FESTIVAL NEWS
HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival support for four endurance rides in Belgium
Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s role in promoting the sport of endurance comes into full play with its support for the second successive year to the FEI-approved three-day Br...Read more

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival support for four endurance rides in Belgium

Wed, 16 Aug 2017
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s role in promoting the sport of endurance comes into full play with its support for the second successive year to the FEI-approved three-day Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters (BEEM) starting on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

The Festival’s support for four endurance rides over the next three days comes as part of the instructions from HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
 
The first of the four endurance rides which kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) at the Bois de la Cambre, an urban public park situated on the edge of the Sonian Forests in the Belgian capital of Brussels is the 160-km Four star European Championship (CH-EU-E) over 160 kms.
 
Spain will be strongly represented and in their squad are champion riders Jaume Punti Dachs and Maria Alvarez Ponton while France has entered an equally strong team of riders including Virginia Atger and Jean-Philippe Frances among others. With hosts Belgium set to take full advantage of home conditions the 160-km premier event of Europe promises to be an exciting ride.
 
Over 80 riders from 23 countries will get off to a mass start at 7.00 am and will negotiate five stages of 39.5kms, 37.4kms, 32.7kms, 30.3kms and 23.4 kms.
 
The route will take the riders into the heart of the Sonian Forest (which has 200 kms of horse-accessible paths of which half of it is exclusively reserved for them) in consultation with the forest authorities of the 3 Regions- Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia.
 
On Friday, August 18, 2017, the prestigious HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Nations Ladies Cup, a CEIO two-star 120 km ride will be held along with the 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup International CEI two star ride.
 
The UAE ladies will be competing in both the team and individual events of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Nations Ladies Cup and the five riders in the line-up are HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Nations Ladies Cup are Alyazia Al Romaithi, Alia Al Saboori, Ayesha Al Romaithi, Mira Jasim Al Ansaari and Nouf Ali.
 
 
Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and General Manager of Wathba Stallions said, “We thank HH Sheikh Mansoor and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and Head of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for these events.”
 
“About 50 riders will be taking part in the 120-km event which will be run in four loops of 39.5kms, 32.7kms, 30.3kms and 23.4 kms. Six countries will be competing in the ladies team championships,” she added.
 
Commenting on the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Nations Ladies Cup, Ms. Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the General Women's Union and Chairperson of the Women's Sports Committee said the support of HH Sheikha Fatima was vital to the cause of promoting UAE as well as lady riders from all over the globe.
 
The second ride on Friday is the 120-km HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup and will see 40 riders from six countries vying for honours.
Around 70 riders from 18 countries will battle it out on horses aged seven and under in the FEI World Championship of the Young Horses (CH-M-E-7Y). This 120-km event will also be run over four loops and will bring the curtain down on the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival-supported Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters (BEEM).
 
The Belgian Royal Equestrian Sports Federation (FRBSE-KBRSF) and the European Horse Centre of Mont-le-Soie are involved in the event.
 
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.

The programme:

Thursday, August 17, 2017
-European Championship (CH-EU-E) over 160 kms

Friday, August 18, 2017:
–HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Nations Ladies Cup (CEIO2*) – 120 kms
- HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cup International Race (CEI2*) – 120 kms

Saturday, August 19, 2017
FEI World Championship of the Young Horses (CH-M-E-7Y) – 120 kms

Double success for HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Wellington racecourse in the Belgian city of Ostend turned out to be a happy hunting ground for Yas Horse Racing management, the horse racing arm of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy PM of the UAE and Minister of P...Read more

Double success for HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Tue, 15 Aug 2017
The Wellington racecourse in the Belgian city of Ostend turned out to be a happy hunting ground for Yas Horse Racing management, the horse racing arm of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy PM of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, on Monday, August 14, 2017.

In the two races organized under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival, Naziq under Richard Mullen and Mirna under Rosie Jessop, both horses owned by Yas, won their respective races in front of a large band of fans at the Wellington racecourse.
 
The Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup Group 3 race run over 1800 metres and carrying a prize fund of Euros 35,000 had attracted a small field but it turned out into an exciting contest. Richard Mullen, who is also one of the jockey Ambassadors for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival, steered Naziq, a 5-year-old mare to a great win in the Group 3 event.
 
Mullen on the Elizabeth JF Bernard-trained Naziq was challenged by the Alban de Mieulle-trained First Division General under Jean-Baptiste Hamel but the latter was strong enough to win by 1.25 lengths in a time of 2:12.57. Al Mounteze Monlau under Roberto-Carlos Montenegro ran into third place.
 
Mullen heaped praise on Naziq, a mare sired by Mahabb and also bred at the breeding operations of HH Sheikh Mansoor for Monday’s win. “Naziq is a great horse, put in a lot of effort in the final stages and helped stay ahead,” said the champion jockey of the UAE.
 
Trainer Elizabeth Jean-Francois Bernard said, “Naziq is back to the form that he had been in previously which had helped her win Qatar Arabian Trophy des Juments, a Group 1 race held last year in Chantilly France.”
 
The second success for Yas and for HH Sheikh Mansoor came when another Mahabb mare, 5-year-old Mirna finally tasted victory and this time in the Ostend leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race.
 
Mirna, which had come second in last year’s HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) race at the Tarbes racecourse in, Pau, France, was given a superb ride by one of the two professional lady jockeys in the 10-horse field.
 
 
The UK’s Rosie Jessop seemed to finally bring out the best from the Mahabb mare, trained by Didier Guillemin, to make it a memorable day for HH Sheikh Mansoor.
 
Lou Raynal under Germany’s Monique Lubcke and Mulhim under Hungarian Polet Nagy finished second and third respectively behind Mirna.
 
It was the first win for Mirna in 8 starts and the win helped the 28-year-old Jessop win her 69th win in 544 starts. The winner completed the 1000-metre distance in 1:05.17.
 
Jessop, who will now be part of the starting line-up in November in Abu Dhabi to contest the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race, said she was elated with the victory.
 
“I have to give full credit to my horse Mirna for that. She was the best today. I am looking forward to the Abu Dhabi final,” said Jessop, who rode Arabians for over two years during a stint in Bahrain and now works for Sir Marl Prescott.
 
HE Abdullah Al Marzouqi, Second Secretary and representative of the Embassy of the State of Belgium, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of Int'l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and General Manager of Al Wathba Stallions and Mubarak Al Nuaimi, Director of External Promotion Department, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and others gave away the trophies to the winners.
 
HE Abdullah Al Marzouki congratulated the wonderful victories achieved by horses owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor.
 
“The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival has gained international fame in the international arena, including in Belgium, and has played a positive role in the return of interest Purebred Arabian horses in Europe and the rest of the world,” he said.
 
Ms. Sawaya congratulated HH Sheikh Mansoor on the double success of his horses and also hailed Richard Mullen, the Festival’s jockey’s Ambassador for his victory.
 
“This race was the second leg of the Sheikh Zayed Cup European Triple Crown. The first was held in Toulouse and the next and final leg of the three race series will be in Poland on August 20,” she added.
 
Ms. Sawaya also praised the huge crowd that filled the Wellington race course, which was estimated at more than 10,000 spectators, and the victory of the Van Dyck in the ponies’ race. Van Dyck will represent Belgium in the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Championship for the Pony horses in November in Abu Dhabi.
 
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Storm Trouper eyes second win in three days
Mon, 14 Aug 2017
After Saturday’s great success for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival in the inaugural UAE Abu Dhabi Day held at Chelmsford City Racecourse, the action shifts to the Ostend Racecourse ...Read more

Storm Trouper eyes second win in three days

Mon, 14 Aug 2017
After Saturday’s great success for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival in the inaugural UAE Abu Dhabi Day held at Chelmsford City Racecourse, the action shifts to the Ostend Racecourse in Belgium today (Monday, August 14).

The Festival’s Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup, a Group 3 race has attracted a small but quality field for the 1800-metre turf contest with a prize fund of Euros 35,000.
 
Chalwa du Breuil under Loid Bekaert, My First General under Jean-Baptiste Hamel, Worood under Stephen Breux, Naziq under Richard Mullen, LightFeet under St. Hellyn, Al Mounteze Monlau under Roberto-Carlos Montenegro are the runners and riders in this premier race.
 
All eyes will be on Loid Bekaert, the Belgian Apprentice, who has already qualified for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) final in Abu Dhabi in November after winning the German leg recently. But he faces a tough task as some top horses and jockeys are in the 6-horse line-up.
 
Ostend will also play host to the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race where lady jockey gets another chance to win and qualify for the November finals in Abu Dhabi.
 
Ten lady jockeys from around the globe will be starting off in this Ostend leg of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) race. The Euros 30,000 race will be run over 1000 metres on turf.
 
The following are the horses and lady jockeys in the fray: Le Jason under E. Finckenhagen, Lou Raynal under Monique Lubcke, Sartejano under Joana Wyrzyk, Storm Trouper under Anne Engels, Nero DA under S. Ahern, Mulhim under Polet Nagy, Mirna under Rosie Jessop, Sheimah Qardabiyah under Cindy Klinkenberg, Demona under Beatrioz Alonso, Raya C under Tina enriksson.
 
Owner-trainer Beverly Deutrom will be looking to make it two wins in three days with Storm Troupour.
 
Storm Trouper had won the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) UK stage race on Saturday and was ridden by 24 year-old Milly Naseb, representing Jordan.
 
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races provide great excitement at Chelmsford City in UK
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
The Group 1 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan race made a spectacular debut at Chelmsford City Racecourse in the United Kingdom on Saturday as Mith’haf Athbah was ridden home to a narrow win by Tadhg O’Shea. On a day when a l...Read more

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races provide great excitement at Chelmsford City in UK

Sun, 13 Aug 2017
The Group 1 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan race made a spectacular debut at Chelmsford City Racecourse in the United Kingdom on Saturday as Mith’haf Athbah was ridden home to a narrow win by Tadhg O’Shea.

On a day when a large crowd watched all four race series of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival run as part of the UAE Abu Dhabi Day, the other two big winners were Danish lady jockey Rikke Bay Torp and Jordan’s Apprentice jockey Milly Naseb.
The Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) staged this inaugural UAE Abu Dhabi Day at Chelmsford City Racecourse on Saturday evening with six Purebred Arabian races held in front of a 10,000 strong audience.
 
The first Group 1 race ever to be held at the Essex track produced a thrilling finish with Mith’haf Athbah under by Tadhg O’Shea to win the Zayed Cup.
 
This was also the first time the UK stages of the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 1) and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies and Apprentice World Championships (IFAHR) races were run together on the same card as the feature race.
 
Fittingly it was the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup which provided the crowd with a truly exciting finish, which saw Mith’haf Athbah and Kalino duelling up the home straight and required a photograph to confirm Mith’haf Athbah’s win by a nose. This was a first Group 1 victory for Mith’haf Athbah, who bravely kept the 2015 HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Gr1 PA) winner Kalino at bay, with another former Zayed Cup winner, Al Mouwaffak (2015, Toulouse) a further two and a half lengths behind in third.
 
Trainer Phil Collington was full of praise for his colt saying: “Looking back at his previous form in Group races over further, I thought he had the speed to drop back to a mile. I wasn’t sure if he would handle the surface, as he hasn’t run here before, but it was the right decision obviously. The owners, Athbah Stud will be delighted to win a Group 1 with him.”
 
The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) offers the valuable opportunity for professional and amateur lady riders to compete and exchange experiences. The UK stage was won by Madjanthat who led from start to finish for Danish jockey Rikke Bay Torp, with Vindetta and professional German jockey Tamara Hofer giving chase, and UK amateur Ellie Mackenzie in third on Noble Athlete.
 
Madjanthat’s trainer James Owen commented: “We’re really pleased with him, obviously his form had dipped in the UAE and he’s been freshened up by doing Endurance since he arrived here in the UK. He’s ridden by girls at home and they get on really well with him. Rikki gave him a great ride today, letting him take charge, and she’s absolutely delighted that she‘ll be going to the finals in Abu Dhabi in November.”
 
 
The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) UK stage was won by another front-runner in Storm Troupour ridden by 24 year-old Milly Naseb, representing Jordan. Last year’s winner Emiraaty, under the UK’s Paddy Pilley was never able to get on terms in second, though they were clear of recent winner Cheikh Roque and Poland’s Konrad Mazur in third. Both Pilley and Naseb had won at Chelmsford City before, however it was Naseb who had the best record with an impressive five wins from 27 rides on Thoroughbreds at the Essex track.
 
A clearly delighted Naseb, who is attached to UK thoroughbred trainer Stuart Williams, said: “Although I have had nearly 150 thoroughbred rides in my career so far, I have only had three on Arabian racehorses and this was my first win on an Arabian. I rode in the Apprentice race last year at Lingfield, and in a conditions race here in June, when I was fourth. It will be really exciting to ride in the finals in Abu Dhabi.”
 
For owner-trainer, Beverly Deutrom it was an emotional victory saying: “I would like to dedicate this win to Shena Paterson who passed away last week. Storm Troupour loves the All Weather and going round a bend, he needed the run at Newbury after returning from Dubai and will go to Belgium next.”
 
The three supporting races were run under the Wathba Stallions banner, as part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival. This proved just as exciting with a double for Owner-Breeder Paul Simmons, trainer, Peter Hammersley, and jockey, David Turner, with the homebred Zayin Angkor Centurion winning the opening maiden and Kallista winning the (0-50) Handicap.
 
Hammersley said: “That was fantastic. Kallista has been so frustrating. The blinkers helped settle her and everything went her way today, Dave has given her a brilliant ride. Zayin Angkor Centurion is definitely going the right way, he’ll have a rest and head to the UK Arabian Derby next. I’d like to thank the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival for a wonderful evening here at Chelmsford.”
 
It was also an emotion-packed finale to the card when Billy’s Girl held off the challenge of Taer Hurr. This gave first wins in Arabian racing for jockey James Harding, trainer and part owner, Luke Gedge-Gibson and also was a first win for the sire of Billy’s Girl, Tidabret.
 
Harding, who had treated the crowd to a Frankie Dettori style flying dismount in the winners enclosure said: “I get very limited rides, with only one ride under rules for my employer, Jonathon Portman, this season, though I had seven wins from my first 19 rides when I started. It’s brilliant to get a first win on an Arabian, and I’ve ridden Billy’s Girl quite a lot, there has been quite a few ups and downs with her. She missed the break, but I was able to sit off the early pace and then let them come back to me. She stayed on well.”
 
Chelmsford City Racecourse Manager Fraser Garrity “It’s been an absolute pleasure to have the Arabian Racing Organisation and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races here today. It is also a special privilege to be staging our first ever Group 1 race which produced the best finish of the night, it really got the crowd going. Racing is still fairly new to Essex, we’re the only track here and I think the crowd love a good day out and good horses to watch. It doesn’t make any difference to them if they are Arabians or Thoroughbreds.”
 
The UAE Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Sulaiman Hamid Almazroui, Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of Int'l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and General Manager of Al Wathba Stallions, Mansour Al-Mansouri- Executive Director of Emirates Falconers Club, Mubarak Al Nuaimi-Director of External Promotion at the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Dr. Abdullah Al Raisi, Director General of the National Archives, Arif Al Awani, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Ahmed Al Qubaisi of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Jenny Haynes, Vice President of IFHAR gave away the trophies to the winning connections.
 
 
Genny Haynes said: “ARO is extremely grateful for the continued support of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival and of its’ Executive Director, Lara Sawaya and we are delighted to welcome all the UAE delegates to witness our Arabian racing here in the UK. Our thanks also go to Racing Welfare for sponsorship of the Best Turned Out awards, and to Fraser Garrity and all the team at Chelmsford for a successful evening.”
 
The UAE envoy Al Mazroui thanked HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy PM of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs and HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for staging the races in the UK and said it bolstered ties between the two countries.
 
“Today has been an outstanding race meeting and the Festival’s races have proved to be a big draw at this venue here in the UK,” said Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of Int'l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR).
 
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s premier races attract top runners
Sun, 13 Aug 2017
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival stops at Chelmsford City Racecourse in the United Kingdom on Saturday with all four of its races series to be run as part of the UAE Abu Dhabi Day...Read more

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s premier races attract top runners

Sun, 13 Aug 2017
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival stops at Chelmsford City Racecourse in the United Kingdom on Saturday with all four of its races series to be run as part of the UAE Abu Dhabi Day.

On Saturday, August 12, 20`17 the Festival will stage the HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 1), and the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies and HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Apprentice World Championships (IFAHR) along with three supporting races under the Wathba Stallions banner. The six-race fixture is being staged as part of Chelmsford’s successful music night series and the race meeting will conclude with live music from UB40.
 
Declarations for the HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Gr1PA) include proven older horses such as Kalino, the winner of the 2015 HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Jewel Crown (Gr1 PA), which, with a prize fund of €1.2 million Euros, is the world’s richest Arabian horse race. Also lining up are fellow Group winners Al Mouwaffak, Aghsaan and Swedish raider Macallan, whilst Mith’haf Athbah and Lou Raynal have also been Group placed. Furry, Sha’Hir, Al Raha and Naishaan complete the field in this Group 1 contest with a £80,000 prize fund.

In HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race, ten lady jockeys from around the globe line-up to win and qualify for the November finals in Abu Dhabi. The runners and riders are MAJID BIN KRAYAAN under Ireland’s Lisa O'Neill; NOBLE ATHLETE under UK’s Ellie Mackenzie; CALLYMAY under Austria’s Manuela Slamanig; KORK MHF under Norway’s Thea Hofossaeter; VINDETTA under Gerrmany’s Tamara Hofer; CONQUER under Oman’s Fatma Al Manji; FARRAH under Spain’s Beatriz Alonso; MADJANTHAT under Denmark’s Rikke Bay Torp; ZAYIN INDIAN FUEGO under Poland’s Roksana Kulaga and KAYCLAIRE under Bianca Willemstijn of The Netherlands.
 
 
Germany’s Tamara Hofer, who has ridden over 73 winners from 700 rides and Poland’s Kulaga with 7 winners from 96 races are the two Professional jockeys in the line-up.

The runners and riders in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship (IFAHR) are: KARLOS DU CAYROU under Portugal’s Manuel Fernandes; CHEIK ROQUE under Poland’s Konrad Mazur; EMIRAATY under UK’s Paddy Pilley; MUNBAHER under Germany’s Claudia Pawlak; HALIB DES FORGES under Cyprus Apprentice Marios Demetriou; HAU KOLA under Sweden’s Alessandro Guerrin; STORM TROUPOUR under Jordan’s Milly Naseb; CRAHCK under Norway’s Silja Storen; MAN OF DREAMS under Ireland’s Andrew Breslin and ZAYIN ZODIAC under Zimbabwe’s Jordan Uys.
 
This race promises to be a highly competitive renewal as four of the ten apprentices have already tasted success at the Essex track. Milly Naseb (Jordan) and Jordan Uys (Zimbabwe), both boast a remarkable 19% strike rate at the course. Also successful here is Paddy Pilley (UK), who in addition to being the most experienced of the riders (41 wins from 535 rides), has also drawn last years’ winner, Emiraaty. Manuel Fernandes of Portugal, who is apprenticed to Newmarket trainer, Sir Mark Prescott, is on a roll with three winners from his last four thoroughbred rides.

“We thank HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy PM of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs and HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for this full card of six races and an exciting race meeting is on the cards,” said Ms Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Chairperson of Int'l Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR).

Gemma Cobb, ARO Racing Operations Executive said: “ARO is extremely grateful for the continued support of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival and of its’ Executive Director, Lara Sawaya. I am looking forward to seeing some very competitive Arabian racing at this track, as our meetings have always been very well received by the local racegoers and the meeting has been sold out for a number of weeks now. It is also an honour to facilitate the running of Chelmsford City’s first ever Group 1 race to be staged at the course.”

The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2017, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.