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Nomen est Omen – Die Nummer 1

Sie sind und bleiben die Deutschen Meister: Melanie Arnold gewann mit Sevinc souverän zum dritten Mal die Deutschen Meisterschaften im Distanzreiten; es ist Melanie Arnolds fünfter Titel. Und auch die Deutsche Jungend-Meisterin ist die “alte”: Moira Al Samarraie konnte mit der Shagya-Araber-Stute Zarah nach 2015 den Titel dieses Jahr zum zweiten Mal für sich entscheiden. …

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World Endurance Championships 2016 allocated to Slovakia

The Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016 will be held in Samorin (SVK) following a decision at yesterday’s FEI Bureau monthly teleconference meeting. A unanimous proposal from the FEI Endurance Committee recommending the Slovakian venue received the support of the full Bureau. Three bids to host the Championships were received when the bid process was …

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Die besten Araber im Turniersport

Die FN-Ranglisten sind nach wie vor die beste Möglichkeit, Sportpferde in den klassischen Disziplinen miteinander zu vergleichen. Dank der langjährigen Aufzeichnungen lassen sich aber auch noch andere Rückschlüsse über den “Arabersport” in Deutschland ziehen – und es sieht leider nicht rosig aus. Im vergangenen Jahr haben 30 Vollblutaraber auf den Turnierplätzen Deutschlands ihr Können unter …

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World Championships Endurance removed from Dubai

The FEI Bureau acknowledged the efforts that have been made by the United Arab Emirates National Federation ( UAE NF ) in Endurance since the reinstatement of the National Federation in July 2015. However, despite the hard work and progress to date, the FEI Bureau is of the opinion that the UAE NF is not …

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A Change of Paradigm is Needed

In Endurance Riding, the fastest is always the best – oh, really? In the Middle East, endurance riding has been perverted into a flat race of 160 km, and despites all attempts to reform it, horses are still dying on the track. Therefore, Sheikh Sultan demands a rethink: For him, the horse with the best …

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Nil Kamla wins the snow race at St. Moritz

The first race meeting of the White Turf 2016 on 7th February had to be cancelled due to weather conditions, but also at the second race meeting on 14th February the conditions were not really good. Therefore the track had to be shortened and the races were run on only 800 meters on the straight …

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FEI and EEF Agree Endurance Measures for 2016 Season

Following recent events, according to a FEI Press Release, the FEI and EEF (Emirates Equestrian Federation) have approved the following twelve measures, which will be applied for the rest of the UAE Endurance season: 1. Reduced number of events for the rest of the season. *Events for the rest of the international season will be …

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International Sport Competition in Austria
with Show Jumping classes

The organisers of the International Austrian & Intern. Lower Austrian Championships, which is scheduled for 27th – 29th May 2016, would like to point out that this year there are again show jumping classes offered as well, after several years of abstention. The classes start with a paid warm-up at 70-80 cm height, but for …

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Totalabsage des 1. Renntags von White Turf

Aus Sicherheitsgründen musste der für letzten Sonntag, den 7. Februar vorgesehene 1. Renntag von White Turf 2016 abgesagt werden. Die bedauerliche Entscheidung fiel am Samstagmittag, denn auf Grund der zu milden Temperaturen war das Geläuf stellenweise nicht praktikabel und die Sicherheit der Aktiven und der Pferde konnte nicht gewährleistet werden. Die Verantwortlichen werden alle Anstrengungen …

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And the dying goes on …

Less than a year ago, IN THE FOCUS reported about the intolerable situation of endurance riding in the United Arab Emirates and other countries of the Middle East (“Enough is Enough!”), but unfortunately, one has to say: Nothing much has changed since, but there is a thin silver lining at the horizon! Whoever saw video …

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