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RECENT IFHRA NEWS
IFHRA General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi - 09 February 2018
February 09, 2018
Abu Dhabi: The International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) has approved seven names to receive the Racing Scholarship Fund (RSF), during the year 2018. The Fund, part of the IFHRA Mentorship Programme, is aimed to b...Read more

IFHRA General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi - 09 February 2018

February 09, 2018
Abu Dhabi: The International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) has approved seven names to receive the Racing Scholarship Fund (RSF), during the year 2018. The Fund, part of the IFHRA Mentorship Programme, is aimed to boost young professionals from the equestrian fraternity.

The list was finalised at an IFHRA board meeting held at Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort, on Friday, February 9, 2018, on the sidelines of the UAE President Cup endurance ride and Flat racing, scheduled for February 10 and 11, respectively in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital.

The selected students include Stephen Brown from Australia, Niamh Cassidy from Ireland, Jamie Gormley from British Racing school and Thomas Ryall from Northern Racing College, both from the UK, Kit Choon Khaw from Malaysia, Austin Motley from the United States of America and Nil Torries Reyes from Peru.

The meeting was attended by several member countries including Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Morocco, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Uruguay, US and UK, apart from the UAE, The IFHRA currently enjoys a membership of 56 countries.

The meeting which began with opening remarks by 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), General Manager of Wathba Stallions and Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR), who hailed the success of the programmer during 2017, which had a group of 15 students travelling all over the world.
”We are very happy with the success of the 2017 programme. In order to make the programme more professional, we decided to reduce the number of students to 10 this year, out of which seven have been finalised.” The deadline has been extended up to March 7 for the selection of three more candidates as there was ambiguity in terms of minimum and maximum age for the applicants.

 Ms Sawaya, however, clarified. "ÏFHRA has set the age bracket from 16-30 for all its applicants and this will be adhered to strictly by all means".

Discussion on minimum and maximum age of the candidates came under the scanner for a while with some member-countries requesting that worthy candidates should be accommodated in the programme citing various reasons. However Ms Sawaya asserted that the rule cannot be changed under IFHRA guidelines.

"The success of our 2017 meeting strengthens our belief that we have to work harder and be more committed in the coming years. I am very happy to state that several beneficiaries of the RSF programme are doing well in different countries having taken advantage of the training they obtained during their stint at the programme."

IFHRA comes under the umbrella of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, which has enetered the  tenth year in 2018, having started in 2008.

Ms Sawaya also requested the IFHRA member-countries to submit nominees for the Female Apprentice Jockey Darley Award based on the performance of the 2017 season before February 26, 2018. The award will be presented at Kodak Studio, Hollywood in April first week.

Ms Sawaya further added that henceforth all the respective schools will be responsible for handling the financial aspects of the candidates during the Mentorship Programme. "An amount of $5,000 will be handed over to the schools per student for the programme and they should liaise with the prospective candidates," she said.

The meeting was moderated by Remi Bellocq, IFHRA General Secretary and attended by all board members.

Two other issues which came under focus were insurance for the jockeys and on-line course curriculum for students, both of which will be sorted out very soon, according to Ms Sawaya.

She said the next IFHRA board meeting will be held in May, 2018, during the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference scheduled to be held in Madrid, Spain, from April 30-May 7, 2018.

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, Al Massood Automobiles and Nissan Middle East as official car partners, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC,  Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club,  Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, 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 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.

HH Sheikha Fatima Conference on Education and Training
November 11, 2017
Several equestrian-related topics were discussed at the annual HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Conference for Training and Education at the Abu Dhabi National Archives on Friday, November 9, 2017.The one-day conference comes within...Read more

HH Sheikha Fatima Conference on Education and Training

November 11, 2017
Several equestrian-related topics were discussed at the annual HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Conference for Training and Education at the Abu Dhabi National Archives on Friday, November 9, 2017.
The one-day conference comes within the calendar of International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, an (IFHAR) activity, which falls under the umbrella of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Flat Horse Racing Festival.

The conference began with an opening speech by Dr Abdullah Al Raisi, Director General, UAE National Archives. He stated he was proud to state that the year 2018 will not only see the 10th anniversary of the Festival and 100th year of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan but also the 50th year of National Archives. He went back a little in history to reminisce that Sheikh Zayed who was the Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain from 1946-1966 turned the desert into an oasis as a result of which  the UAE is today home to100 million palm trees, the only country in the world to have so many palm trees. Further elaborating on Sheikh Zayed's vision, Dr Al Raisi added that UAE today places utmost importance to two sectors: Education and Health. "The initiative started by Sheikh Zayed is being taken forward by 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".

Mubarak Al Nuaimi, Director, Overseas Promotion, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi and Aref Al Awani, secretary General, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, welcomed the gathering.

Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, General Manager of the Wathba Stallions, Chairperson of the 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), in her opening remarks stated that the data base for the Pure-bred Arabian racing will be completed in association with the National Archives and will be released during the World Arabian Horse Racing Conference in Madrid, Spain, in April 2018. She said it is a huge project under the initiative of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
   
CONFERENCE BEGINS
The day began with deliberations on "New Developments and Research towards Healthier Riders" which was moderated by Philip Brenan from the UK. One of the key speakers was Dr Carl Mattacola, Researcher, University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences and the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute, SMRI, who is working in partnership with Jockey’s Guild (US). He spoke about the establishment of a registry that can be utilized to look at injuries among professional jockeys and to develop new protocols on detecting and reducing the long-term effects of head trauma from riding accidents across many disciplines in equitation.
"Our mission is to achieve optimal health through research, performance and community outreach," he stressed.

Acaena Amoros and Mahi Aramideh, both from Elixir London Clinic, with branches in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and London, who have worked extensively with cancer patients, once again reiterated the importance of IV Vitamin Infusion (VitaDrp). "We try to deliver vitamins, minerals, amino acids to those who need which could be either athletes or jockeys or any other person who needs detoxify and rejuvenate. The procedure is custom-made to suit the recipients," they added.

Phil Collington, former jockey and currently a trainer stressed on fitness levels and noted that nutrition played a very important level in the life of the jockeys. The second session focused on "Life after the saddle: Career Planning for Retired Riders", which was moderated by Derek Thomson. Speaker line-up included Pat Buckley, Racing Director, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Josephine Chini, former top amateur jockey and now on-air reporter for Racing UK, Eric Lemartinel, former steeplechase jockey and a now a top UAE trainer, Melissa Weatherly, Athlete and Careers Development Manager, Racing Victoria and Hector Libre, Director, Escuela de Jockeys Aprendices Del Jockey Club, (Argentina), who is also a former top jockey turned trainer.

All the participants felt it is important to plan their retirement ahead as anything can happen to the riders irrespective of age. They stressed the importance of 'career counseling' which will help them to make a conscious decision on their plans to either retire or look for other jobs. In This direction Melissa mentioned that Jockey Assistance Programme at Racing Victoria is gibing valuable inputs.

The concluding session of the day was "The IFHRA Mentorship Programme; New Horizons for Students." Moderated by Derek Thomson, the panelists included Remi Bellocq, Executive Director , North American Racing Academy and General Secretary, IFHRA; Rikke Bay Torp from Dansk Galop; Gaye Gauci-Marchant from Australia; Keith Rowe, Director, Racing Academy and Centre of  Education, Ireland and Jack Pilkington, RACE graduate and 2017 IFHRA recipient and currently Assistance trainer in Dubai.

Remi Bellocq stated that IFHRA is offering a variety of opportunities for youngsters in the equine industry. "Last year 18 students completed the mentorship programme in different countries which itself goes to show the success of the programme."

Rikke Bay Topp stated that it's a great opportunity for students to learn from different atmospheres.

Gayle said that the mentorship programme was'incredible'. "It’s a great opportunity for students to be part of this programme, learning new cultures, making friends and overcome language barriers."

Keith Rowe presented a slide show which showed that their organisation hosted five students and sent two from Ireland.

But what caught the attention of everyone was Jack Pilkington, the Irish boy who went to Canada for his two-month programme. Exuberated and still not recovered from the prograame, Jack went at length to discuss his experiences. At 6+foot height, Jack wants to be a trainer.
A workshop was held for IFHRA student riders on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The student riders were in full attendance with their workout attire. Sessions were help on professional development, use of race simulators and also on social media networking. Experts were available to give valuable inputs to the trainers.

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.

IFHRA General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi
November 08, 2017
The third 2017 General Assembly of International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, was held at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, with almost all the member countries b...Read more

IFHRA General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi

November 08, 2017
The third 2017 General Assembly of International Federation of Horse Racing Academies, IFHRA, was held at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, with almost all the member countries being represented.

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, in her opening remarks expressed her happiness over the growth of the Federation. "It is time to show how serious we are about the jockeys of the world. There are no races without jockeys and this is our endeavour to improve their knowledge and technique and we are pursuing our efforts, through IFHRA, to help them."

Ms Sawaya also stated that a new rider insurance scheme is being worked out for the IFHRA students and will be finalized soon.
She sought cooperation from the member-countries and requested them to be more responsive to make the Federation’s efforts more successful. "I am happy to state that 2017 was a very successful year with 17 students finishing the Mentorship programme. Huge thanks to His Highness sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, for his complete support to the Federation."

However the highlight f the meeting was the discussion on Mentorship Programme. It has been decided that for the year 2018 IFHRA will fund only 10 mentorship scholarships. All 2018 mentorships must be completed between March 1 and October 15, 2018 (Unlike in 2017, which has students training up to December). Mr Remi Bellocq, General Secretary, IFHRA, stated that each application must also list a 'nominator',  who will be ideally the IFHRA member academy’s representative or another individual designated by the IFHRA member academy. These nominators will be responsible for the coordination of the students' mentorship.'
On the other hand, he said IFHRA will provide the member academy and nominator an amount equivalent to $5000 and round-trip air travel. The scholarship funds will be directly transferred to the member academy and/or nominator. Member academies or designated nominators will be responsible for coordinating directly with the mentor, on their student’s behalf, for payment of approved mentorship expenses, he added.
 
Another topic which was deliberated was the language factor wherein few suggestions were made to probably circulate a small booklet with commonly used terminologies.  One of the delegates stated that since the mentorship programme is a 'serious business', it is very important to consider training the students six months in advance and equip them in all faculties including the language, area, territory etc.

The IFHRA meeting was held on the sidelines of the world’s richer race for Purebred Arabians scheduled to be held at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, on Friday, November 10, 2017, with prize money of 1.2 million Euros. The day will also feature the finals of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Global Arabian Horse Racing Festival series.

The member countries who attended the meeting included Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, The Netherlands, Oman, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Slovakia,  South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and Uruguay.

It was decided that the next IFHRA meeting will be held during the UAE President Cup in February 2018, 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.

 
RECENT FESTIVAL NEWS
Gutierrez strikes on Elmanara De Carrere
Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Apprentice jockey Alejandra Gutierrez from Spain confirmed that the Tarbes racecourse here in France was a lucky one for her. The 24-year-old who was last year’s winner of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Apprentice Cham...Read more

Gutierrez strikes on Elmanara De Carrere

Mon, 15 Oct 2018
Apprentice jockey Alejandra Gutierrez from Spain confirmed that the Tarbes racecourse here in France was a lucky one for her. The 24-year-old who was last year’s winner of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Apprentice Championship race here in Tarbes struck once again and this time it was 4-year-old mare Elmanara De Carrere that carried her to the win.
 
In Sunday’s Prix Fleur D’Avril- HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race here, Gutierrez scored a smart win on Elmanara De Carrere as she wove her way into the lead on the home stretch and held on to win the 2300-metre race in 2:36.60.
 
It was a 1-2 for trainer Eric Dell’Ova as following Gutierrez on Elmanara De Carrere was Engun De Bozouls, also trained by him, under Italian Riccardo Iocopini. Djelilla under Norway’s Allan Walace finished third in the Euros 20,000 race which is part of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.
 
It was only the third win in the 136 starts by Gutierrez who said, “It was a great effort by my horse.”
 
“Last year also I won here and then took part in the final in Abu Dhabi and finished 8th on Ifraaj in the big race. Now I am very happy to have qualified again after today’s win. It is such a great race meeting and I will be proud to fly the Spanish flag on the big day in Abu Dhabi later this year. I will be looking to improve on my performance in the final,” said Gutierrez.
 
Jockeys coach Kai Schirmann and the Festival’s Ismail Mohammed attended the prize distribution
 
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 carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, 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 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Anantara Hotel.
 
Spain’s Gutierrez aims to repeat 2017 win
Sun, 14 Oct 2018
Spanish Apprentice jockey Alejandra Gutierrez, last year’s winner of the HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race here in Tarbes, France will be looking to repeat that feat once again and qualify for this ...Read more

Spain’s Gutierrez aims to repeat 2017 win

Sun, 14 Oct 2018
Spanish Apprentice jockey Alejandra Gutierrez, last year’s winner of the HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race here in Tarbes, France will be looking to repeat that feat once again and qualify for this year’s final to be held in Abu Dhabi in November.
 
Gutierrez had won on Kontrat De Ghazal but not before she spent some anxious moments before the photo declared her the winner in one of the closest finishes.
 
In Sunday’s Prix Fleur D’Avril- HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race here, Gutierrez will be riding Elmanara De Carrere and hope to make it to the final of this premier Apprentice World Championship series.
 
Another Apprentice, Alexandria Bihari from Hungary, was also a finalist last year after winning the HH Sheikha Fatima Apprentice World Apprentice Championship race in Rome. Bihari rides Dame D’Or in Sunday’s 2300-metre race which carries a prize fund of Euros 20,000 and is run under the banner of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.
 
Siya to be ridden by Poland’s Anna Gil, Dakare De Lardus by French Apprentice Marion Lanave, Djelilla under Sweden’s Allan Walace, Chabotte De Ghazal under Germany’s Nicole Sechi, Engun De Bozouls under Italian Riccardo Iocopini and Caracole De Bozouls under UK’s Gavin Ashton are the others who are in the fray.
 
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 carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, 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 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Anantara Hotel.
 
Carlo wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Tiaret, Algeria
Wed, 03 Oct 2018
Carlo scored a smart win in the Wathba Stallions Cup race organised under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival here in Tiaret in Algeria on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. ...Read more

Carlo wins Wathba Stallions Cup in Tiaret, Algeria

Wed, 03 Oct 2018
Carlo scored a smart win in the Wathba Stallions Cup race organised under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival here in Tiaret in Algeria on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
 
Jockey Mohammed Djellouli steered the Fehd Metidji-owned Carlo to a win in the Wathba Stallions Cup, a race series that aims to boost Purebred Arabian racing at the grassroots level.
 
Carlo finished ahead of Anazarna with Chergar in third place.
 
The race carried a prize fund of Euros 5000 and was part of the meeting that attracted a large number of fans.
 
The UAE Ambassador to Algeria HE Yousuf Saif Al Ali attended tha race and gave away the trophies along with other top Algerian racing officials. “It is great to see the UAE staging such races here in Algeria. We thank His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for all the support that has helped in the success of the Festival,” HE Yousuf Saif Al Ali said.
 
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 carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, 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 2018, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Anantara Hotel.
Visitors throng Sheikh Mansoor pavilion at ADIHEX
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival pavilion continued to attract huge number of visitors on Thursday, the third day of the event, at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Eq...Read more

Visitors throng Sheikh Mansoor pavilion at ADIHEX

Sun, 30 Sep 2018
His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival pavilion continued to attract huge number of visitors on Thursday, the third day of the event, at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition.
 
The unique design of the Festival pavilion was one of the main attractions for the eager visitors. Also on the tour of the pavilion were several sheikhs, officials, educationists and equestrian enthusiasts.
 
The 16th edition of the five-day exhibition opened in the capital city of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, ADNEC, will conclude on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
 
Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of 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) quoted: “The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival had unusual footfalls this year. All our sponsors and supporting partners have made their presence felt with each one of them showcasing their activities in their individual kiosks. It is attracting young and old alike helping them gain an in-depth knowledge into the activities of not only the Festival but also the Purebred Arabian horses.”
 
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival is celebrating its tenth year which also coincides with sheikh Zayed’s 100th year. It has occupied a sprawling 3,600 square meters area.
 
The presence of the Festival at the exhibition is part of the of ‘One World, 6 Continents, Abu Dhabi The Capital’ annual programme with focus on Purebred Arabian horse racing.
 
ADIHEX is organized under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Ai Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers Club and supported by The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee. ADIHEX is a government initiative that aims primarily to promote Sustainable Hunting, Environmental and Cultural heritage.
 
The third day again was a huge attraction for the ADIHEX visitors who patiently waiedt for the raffle, with prizes ranging from high-end futuristic cameras, watches, jewellery and cash vouchers.
 
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 carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, 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 2018, the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Anantara Hotels.
Sheikh Mansoor pavilion at ADIHEX A huge attraction for visitors
Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Several sheikhs, senior officials, dignitaries and a host of guests visited the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival pavilion on the last day of the Abu Dhabi International Equestrian and...Read more

Sheikh Mansoor pavilion at ADIHEX A huge attraction for visitors

Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Several sheikhs, senior officials, dignitaries and a host of guests visited the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival pavilion on the last day of the Abu Dhabi International Equestrian and Hunting Exhibition, ADIHEX, on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
 
The 16th edition of the five-day exhibition, which opened in the capital city of Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, ADNEC. One of the notable visitors on Saturday was Sheikha Ayesha Bint Rashid Al Mualla, who toured around the pavilion and was impressed by the great display put up by the Festival with representatives from over 60 countries having their presence.
 
Other VIP visitors who had visited the stall during the exhibition included His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and His Excellency Lt. Gen Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Director General of Abu Dhabi Police.
 
All the dignitaries were taken around the Festival pavilion by Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of 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).
 
Prizes varying from Go-Pro cameras, wrist watches and gift vouchers attracted a huge number of enthusiasts to the pavilion. Notable among the prizes on the last day was the limited edition Manchester City wrist watch which was won by a UAE national. The raffle draw was held every evening in the presence of representatives from sponsors and a cheering huge crowd. The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival is celebrating its tenth year which also coincides with Zayed’s 100th year. It had occupied 3,600 square meters area.
 
The presence of the Festival at the exhibition is part of the of ‘One World, 6 Continents, Abu Dhabi The Capital’ annual programme with focus on Purebred Arabian horse racing.
 
Ms Lara Sawaya stated: “We are very pleased with the success of the Exhibition. HH Sheikh Mansoor pavilion was the cynosure of all eyes with its unique design. Inspired with this year’s success, we are already planning ahead for the year 2019. All this would not have been possible without the support of the UAE leaders and His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs,” who are always there to give us guidance and help us move in the right direction.”
 
ADIHEX is annually organized under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers Club and supported by The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) and The Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee. ADIHEX is a government initiative that aims primarily to promote Sustainable Hunting, Environmental and Cultural heritage.
 
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 co-ordinated 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 carrier, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFHRA, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Youth Council, General Authority for Sports and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Nissan Middleast Al Massood Automobiles, Nirvana Travels and Tourism LLC, Equicare Veterinary Services, Alawal Stud, Cavalos Equine Care & Supplies, SET Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Al Awani General Enterprises, Omeir Travels, Kabale, YAS Channel, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohammed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE 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 2018, the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and Anantara Hotel.