Habtoor win the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017
UAE Dressage Championships By Tracy Wyngard Gill
The Show HuB
Issue 7 - April 2017
Gold Champion Stallion
Amy Mathieson - Contributing Editor & Freelance Journalist
Amy has been involved with horses her whole life and has worked in equestrian journalism for the past 10 years. She studied English at Exeter University, where she was sports editor on the university paper for two years. Amy moved into a career in journalism shortly after leaving university and took up a role at Redpin Publishing, which produces local monthly equestrian magazines. She was there as deputy editor for nearly two years before joining Horse & Hound on the news desk in January 2008. She worked at H&H for eight and half years, progressing up to become news editor for her final two years at the publication, writing about all areas of equestrianism, with a specialty in racing and show jumping. She left H&H in March to start a new adventure in Dubai.
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6-7 Sharjah ahead of the game
8-9 Longines History in Equestrian
10 - 11 Nick Skelton hangs up his boots
12 - 15 Spinneys Cup
16-17 Farhang Sedeghi's New Venture
18-25 UAE Dressage Championships
26-27 Olivier Towers Blog
28-29 Feed Facts
30-31 Habtoor Gold Cup winners
32-35 Excalibur EA
36-37 World Cup round up
38-39 Endurance initiative
42-43 Equine Welfare Clinic with Anthony Rodia
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Abby started the UAE Show Hub in October 2014, and it has been built from passion and dedication to the equestrian sport in the Middle East. Enhancing the sport and bringing it to the global audience is her end goal. Abby has ridden show ponies nationally as a young girl in England and trained at Advanced Medium Dressage level. She competed up to Foxhunter back in the UK and has performed for H.H Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the private opening ceremony of Meydan WC 2011 and at the Education for Borders conference at the Burj Khalifa. Her equestrian passion has been ingrained since birth.
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The young Harley North-Bryan has been a winning force this season, with many successes under her belt on Quarpatola. The mare is owned by Omar Al Khoori & Abdulla Al Marri who have had previous success with the mare at 1.30 levels. Another young rider that Abdulla saw a talent in and has been training.
We asked Harley about Quarpatola. "She's a very sweet horse and loves to go fast so she suits me down to the ground, she's also very sweet natured and is good at her job. Omar used to compete her in the medium tour so she has had a superb education."
Whats it like training with Abdulla?
"He's a great coach and we have fun in the training sessions, he never gets cross but he will say 'what was that?' Abdulla is a very proud coach and is always on the sidelines watching over me at competitions. I can't thank him enough or Alice Debany Clero (USA) who trains me when she is in the UAE."
Last summer Harley stayed in the UAE and trained with Team Z7 legend Marion Hughes. They visited shows together, learning from being up close to some amazing riders, which is so important if you want to have a career in the sport.
For a young British rider that has grown up in the region Harley has done amazingly well and we can only wish her the very best in her future equine endeavor.
Results to date:
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Sharjah ahead of the game for fun classes in the UAE
There is no doubt that at the forefront of exciting new classes across the Emirates is the forever family friendly Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club which last weekend hosted the first of its kind horse and bike combination event.
We saw spills and refusals aplenty and heard endless clapping and lots of gasps from the crowd who got behind every single rider combination.
First the rider and horse combination tackled a course of fences against the clock, the rider then jumped off at the designated box and ran to their fat wheeled dirt bikes for their second round. The bike track was set through cones, over ramps and through water troughs much to the delight of spectators.
It came down to Al Safinats Abdul Aziz Al Owais who nailed the title and rightly so… with his team members and friends being the loudest in the house, he was never going to fail.
The previous week yet another super class - Junior and Senior team combinations. Making the most of the lower fences the seniors really ramped up the entertainment, some on Grand Prix horses, galloping and taking turns that should only be executed on JA Jumping ponies.
The juniors did a smashing job and getting the opportunity to compete as a team with senior riders they admire will only encourage the youth equestrian scene in the UAE.
See video of Fadi Zabibi & Calvara who set the room alight with their winning round.
Fans of showjumping applauded Olympic gold medal-winning showjumper Nick Skelton, as the rider announced he is to hang up his books next month.
The 59-year-old will officially retire at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May.
The famous rider first represented his country in 1973, and has since competed at seven Olympic Games.
As well as winning individual gold at Rio last summer, Nick was part of the gold medal-winning British team in London in 2012.
His Olympic partner Big Star will also retire. Big Star, owned by the Widdowsons, has been a perfect partner for Nick, helping him claim grand prix titles as well competing in Nations Cups. The 14-year-old stallion has been with the rider since the horse was five.
“It has come to a point, after months of thought and consideration, that myself and my partner Big Star have decided to retire from competition,” said Nick.
“Although there are many people, including my family, Gary and Beverley and my team that were looking forward to us carrying on this year, we feel that Big Star has done everything that a rider could ask and it is time for him to relax and enjoy his stallion duties.
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“As for myself, I have always stated that when Big Star was finished I would be as well. This sport has given me more than I could have ever hoped over the past 43 years and it is such a difficult decision to make, but I'm not getting any younger and it is nice for the two of us to end on the highest note possible."
“Thank you to all of the incredible friends and fans for your support, we are truly appreciative and humbled. Thank you to all of my owners and sponsors throughout my career, I couldn't have done it without you. And lastly, thank you to all of the horses I've ridden, you have provided me with opportunities one could never have imagined.”
Nick made an amazing recovery after a fall in 2000 left him with serious injuries, including a broken neck. He retired then, however, made a remarkable comeback to the top of the sport. He has been a long-standing member of the British team and has an army of fans, who voted him into third in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in 2016.
"Being a participant of the 2017 Spinneys Cup Championship was the biggest highlight of my career here in UAE so far,"
Spinneys Cup 2017
The grand finale of the 11th edition of Spinneys Cup Equestrian Championship, organised by Emirates Equestrian Federation in association with Dubai Police, Dubai Tourism and Maserati, concluded on 24th March 2017 at the Desert Palm Equestrian Centre in Dubai.
The cup is made up of dressage, show jumping held over a course of 12 fences, as well as a three km-long cross-country course with 22 obstacles. To qualify competitors must have completed two one-day events at either Desert Palm or Emirates Equestrian Centre and be registered for eventing with the Emirates Equestrian Federation.
Jessica Kruis of Al Forsan took first place with the 13 year old gelding Cyprus Hill. "Being a participant of the 2017 Spinneys Cup Championship was the biggest highlight of my career here in UAE so far," she said. "As a riding instructor, my main focus is to try to inspire and motivate all my students to achieve the goals that they set. I feel that my success at this amazing and well organised event has helped achieve that aspiration and has set a positive example. I am so proud to have represented Al Forsan Equestrian Academy, and I'm very grateful to have had the opportunity to compete on Cypress Hill who is owned by the club. I appreciate the support from the entire team at Al Forsan, as without them this would not have been possible. Being disciplined and positive minded in this sport is so important; persistence always pays off."
New Equestrian Club
April saw the official opening of Sustainable City's Equestrian Club managed by Jebel Ali Riding Clubs Show Jumper Farhang Sadeghi.
Farhang has been involved in the project for many years and we are delighted to see all his efforts come to fruition.
Riding lessons are available at the equestrian club with British Horse Society qualified instructors in one of the 3 arenas along with trail riding along the 4km track around the community. The experience will surely be like no other once enclaved by the 10,000 trees the project is currently nurturing.
In addition to riding lessons Farhangs team will offer carriage rides and pony rides. There will be a small animal clinic and in the future a petting zoo. The 32 fixed stables will be home to the centres horses while the 15 temporary stables will provide accommodation for the visiting horses attending future competitions to be hosted in the grass arena.
Having already won 10 awards the Sustainable City website states it is ‘The first operational Net Zero Energy city in Dubai, modelled to become an international showcase for sustainable living, work, education, and recreation.’
Show Jumper Andrea Agnew, wife of Farhang said "It feels amazing to be part of the impressive and futuristic Dubai Sustainable City development."
To speak to the Sustainable City Equestrian Team call 0503586290
Sustainable City Equestrian staff look forward to welcoming you
The beautiful new stables house the friendliest of ponies
A long lasting passion for equestrian sports
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In January 2013, Longines signed a historic agreement with the FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) that saw the brand become the first Top Partner as well as Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the FEI. This partnership reinforces the traditional and long-lasting commitment of the Swiss watchmaker in equestrian sports and makes the brand a major player in this field. In addition, Longines provides its skilled timekeeping services and associates itself with top-level series and competitions such as the Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping, the FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping, the Emirates Longines Show Jumping League, the Longines Masters, including the Longines Masters of Hong Kong, the Longines Masters of Los Angeles and the Longines Masters of Paris, and the 15-stage Longines Global Champions Tour. In flat racing, Longines is the Official Partner and Official Watch of the IFHA (International Federation of Horseracing Authorities) and support the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Horse Race Awards, as well as the Longines World’s Best Jockey Award. In addition, the Swiss watch brand is associated with the most prestigious and iconic races in the world, such as the Prix de Diane Longines, the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Dubai World Cup, Royal Ascot, the Kentucky Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks, and the Longines Hong Kong International Races.
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UAE National Dressage Championships
31st March -1st April, held at Desert Palm Riding Club
By Tracy Wyngard-Gill
Last weekend saw the UAE National Dressage Championships held at Desert Palm. There was a fantastic turnout of the highest ranked horses in the country across all levels competing for the title of National Dressage Champion.
Each year we see better horses (many with impressive breeding), competing at higher levels and all our riders progressing up the levels. A sign of the continued development of the sport here in the UAE.
International judges Tiina Karkkolainen (Finland) and Monica Drohm (Netherlands) flew in for the event.
The event took place over two days. The first day comprised of all qualified combinations navigating through a set test. The top 6 place getters go through to the final element, the *Kur or Freestyle, the results of both tests are combined to declare the over-all winner for the 2016/2017 UAE Dressage season.
*Kur/Freestyle - Dressage to music test. The choreography of the test for each level must fulfil certain elements specific to the respective level. Music is then selected to compliment the horses’ paces and highlight the choreography of the test. This gives the rider the opportunity to showcase the attributes of their horse to the fullest potential.
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In the highest level of the event, top rider Cristina Calin-Thompson took the lead on the first day riding the chestnut KWPN gelding Apollo (San Remo x Jazz) for owner, young rider Nova Kruijning. Calin rode a solid test for a score of 65.99% topping Lilian Sternvad score of 63.83% who rode the Emirates Equestrian Centre school horse, the Andalusian stallion Averreos III (affectionally known locally as Rossi). Lilian made a come back this season competing at this level after a 9 year break from competition. Line Moen just held out to earn third place riding the talented Arabian stallion Al Khattar W’rsan for W’rsan Stable earning just over 60%.
Susanna Foustok and her talented Hanoverian gelding Don Rodolfo (Don Frederico x Rotspon) had a great start to the championships dominating on day one on both levels they contested, in the Advanced-Medium earning the pair a winning 70%. Cristina Calin-Thompson followed closely, again on Apollo with less than 1% between the two top horses. Tracy Wyngard-Gill riding the light footed Calypso (Jazz x Negro) followed them up to hold 3rd place despite big differences between the two judges scores. Calypso is jointly owned by the rider and Liisa Kirkwood.
Susanna Foustok and the eye catching Don Rodolfo took the Medium class with top score of the day 70.37%, just edging out Tracy Wyngard-Gill riding the ever consistent Friesian mare Hylkje Fan De Finnen on 70.29%, one of the two horses representing Fazaa Equestrian in the class. Nina Pilawa placed third on Troy, deservedly maintaining the ride on the Gribadi gelding for new owner Gabrielle Zaal.
It was a W’rsan Stable domination in the Elementary! Young rider Emma Ganzarain rode two very solid tests to take both first and second places with the Arabians Lazeez W’rsan and Al Sakab W’rsan respectively both scoring over 69%. Her trainer Line Moen clenched third place on the stables Spanish Stallion Atrevido MPG giving the stable an impressing hat trick win.
This class was won with a solid score of 70% by the predominately eventing pair Isabell Altenkaemper-Jahn riding her multi talented 8yr old KWPN gelding Elando (Sandreo x Zeoliet). No-one dares take Line Moen for granted at any level on the teams Arabians! She was close on the heels of the winner this time on Nitagor with 69.67%. Nicole Classe on Dream Dancer (Jazz x Goodtimes) riding for owner (and well known local UAE Steward) Yolanda Delport danced their way to a score of over 68% holding third place.
Alice Laugher rode a lovely test to win the senior prelim class on her young dark roan gelding Michnight K on 69.49%. Ann Christin Bauman had two horses in the class, the huge grey KWPN gelding Extrano (Odermus x Caricello) outdid his stable mate to place runner up in the class on just over 67%, topping Elizaveta Muzaeva’s score of 66.29% on the curiously named grey gelding “Caramel”.
Rounding up the final class on the first day, young Emily Peck riding a lovely test won with just over 65% on the honest Cathael Pegasus. Romy Wegmann placed second on Gata just beating Theo Scarr on little Caridine Sunbeam. Unfortunately, due to the federation combining the senior and junior preliminary class for the final day, only one junior rider scored high enough against the senior riders to go through to day two, quite an ask of young rider Peck.
Top rider Cristina Calin-Thompson took the lead on the first day riding the chestnut KWPN gelding Apollo
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Going into day two the championship titles were still anyones, as only the combination of the two days scores would determine each level’s overall National Champion of the 2016/2017 season. Each rider knew that the results of this days efforts could either see their position in the standings rise or fall…. everything hangs on this performance. It made for a very exciting day of competition.
Bettering her score from day one Cristina Calin-Thompson and Apollo danced their way through an impressive compilation from Kung Fu Panda to earn a score of 68.94% securing their position to take the title of UAE Advanced National Champions. Calin says “To be honest, I didn't expect to win the PSG Championships with Apollo but when my more experienced horse, Webster, had a bad reaction to the heat in the first day of the Championships, Apollo took the lead. We've only been together 5 months and he's only done 3 competitions at this level in his life but he is one of the most honest horses I have ever ridden and I knew he would do his best. I can't say it was an enjoyable time on the first day of the Championships (with the unexpected heat and trying to keep myself and the horses hydrated) but he performed beautifully for me. However, the second day, in the freestye, both Apollo and myself had a great time enjoying the cooler morning and the music. He is a very special boy and he can only get better. I owe my title to him."
Line Moen and Al Khattar W’rsan were second on day two performing their elegant Kur for a score of 66.31%, but unfortunately the score wasn't quite high enough to take the runner up lead from the returning Lilian Sternvad on Averreos III.
The UAE Advanced (PSG) Dressage Championship final standings:
1st Cristina Calin-Thompson Apollo
2nd Lilian Sternvad Averreos III
3rd Line Moen Al Khattar W’rsan
Susanna Foustok, rider of the day, maintained her impressive run from the day before by winning the Advance-Medium Kur on Don Rodolfo. When asked the theme of her music and how she came up with it Foustok says grinning “I actually googled dramatic music to come up with the trot music! Nina (Pilawa) helped me find the canter and walk music”. Obviously it was a successful compilation for the pair who won convincingly, improving her day before, with just over 72%.
Nina Pilawa herself had a much better day on day two, picking herself and Troy up from an uncharacteristically disappointing test the previous day to earn a solid 70% in the Kur coming in second. Tracy Wyngard-Gill and Calypso maintained their hold on third, despite every rider’s nightmare in the Kur; a fault in their music that unfortunately caused it to stop just over half way into the test. However they kept their cool…. the show must go on and all that…. still managing a very credible 68.22%.
The UAE Advanced -Medium Dressage Championship final standings:
1st Susanna Foustok Don Rodolfo
2nd Cristina Calin-Thompson Apollo
3rd Tracy Wyngard-Gill Calypso
This time it was Nina’s turn to show us how it’s done. With a score of 73.21% Troy danced around to a compilation of classics from Abba, Simon & Garfunkel and Carol King, a piece she’d entirely constructed. Pilawa says “Winning the Medium Freestyle was a nice ending to the season, I love freestyles, and this was my first own created Freestyle and my first attempt of putting together the music, so I’m really pleased it was well liked”.
Susanna Foustok finished second in the freestyle on Don Rodolfo with a score of 71.6%. Her lead from the first day saw the pair retain their lead overall, on the combined score, taking out the title of UAE Medium National Champions. This double championship winning duo, deservedly dominated the weekend. “I have to say I'm proud that we have done this together.” Foustok purchased the Hanoverian gelding as a very green four year old from an auction in Germany. “I went to see him and instantly fell in love with him. It was nerve wracking bidding on him over the phone from here in Dubai. We were battling it out with a lady from Portugal and I was almost outbid by them as we’d reached my limit.” Susanna has brought the horse on from this raw talent to now be dominating at one of the highest levels…… with excitingly so much more to come.
Back to the placings in the freestlye, Tracy Wyngard-Gill wrapped up the placings to take third, this time on the stunning Irish Sport Horse palomino gelding Trigger. He convincing beat his Fazaa Equestrian stable mate HYLKJE who’d placed so well the day prior.
The UAE Medium Dressage Championship final standings:
1st Susanna Foustok Don Rodolfo
2nd Nina Pilawa Troy
3rd Tracy Wyngard-Gill Trigger
W’rsan young rider Emma Ganzarain maintained her sweep of the Elementary class. This time former stallion, Al Sakab W’rsan beating Lazeez W’rsan by just over 1%. Both horses are UAE bred Arabians, bred by HH Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed at his showpiece establishment W’rsan. Ganzarain is only 19 years old and was brought to the UAE from her home in Norway last July by her former trainer, now exclusive W’rsan dressage trainer Line Moen. Moen had been training the young rider since she was 10 years old when the rider was competing ponies on the Norwegian team, and is now a valuable member of the formidable W’rsan team.
Trainer and coach Line Moen rounded up the class on the PRE stallion Atrevido MPG, but was proud to see her protégé dominate the class.
The UAE Elementary Dressage Championship final standings:
1st Emma Ganzarain Al Sakab W’rsan
2nd Emma Ganzarain Lazeez W’rsan
3rd Line Moen Atrevido MPG
W’rsan continued the sweep by also winning the Novice Kur. Line Moen earned the highest score of the day on the Spanish stallion Atrevido MPG. The impressive 74.44% test was ridden to a REM compilation on the excitable and imposing PRE stallion, who was a gift to HH Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed from another Sheikh. “ He’s a great horse but still gets very excited inside the arena. He will improve with more experience”. Says Moen of his first season of competing. “Unfortunately the scores from day one were so varied between the two judges it cost us a higher placing in the over all championships”.
Nicole Classe riding the Jazz gelding Dream Dancer performed a lovely test to a contemporary compilation for a solid score of 73.89%. A pleased owner looked on as the gelding performed, “we are so happy with him, we never imagined we would be here (in the UAE) now as he has only been here since Christmas” states Yolanda Delport.
Isabell Altenkaemper-Jahn with day one’s formidable lead, managed to secure the champion title with a 72.78% third place in the freestyle. Purchasing the gelding as a four year old Jahn and “Marcus” as he is affectionately known locally are more commonly seen on the UAE eventing scene. The previous weekend saw the pair successfully compete in the Spinneys Cup 60-80cm class, finishing second. “I’m hugely proud of this talented boy and extremely lucky to be his owner. He always has a positive attitude and never says no to anything. An amazing horse to work with and I cant imagine what the future has in store for us as grows even braver and stronger”.
The UAE Novice Dressage Championship final standings:
1st Isabell Altenkaemper-Jahn Elando
2nd Nicole Classe Dream Dancer
3rd Line Moen Atrevido MPG
In the prelim class the championships could have been anyones as all the riders scores from day one were so close. Everything now hanging on this last test. Ann Christin Bauman put up a fight to win the freestyle, on the imposingly big grey Extrano. Bauman’s music was a compilation of inspiring Rocky music, which suited the pair and pleased the judges for a score of 70.29%. “The last canter circle in our freestyle just felt so powerful and uplifting. He fought so hard in the high temperatures and truly earned all his apples and carrots”.
Alice Laugher and Michnight K’s score was less than 1% behind the days winning freestyle. However, with her solid lead from the day one she maintained her hold on the championship title to become the overall winner of the UAE Prelim Championships. “I’m so pleased with Michnight K’s progress during his dressage season and was absolutely thrilled with our first place in the UAE championships prelim class. You never know, when you buy a four year old, whether the potential you see the judges will like; happily this seems to be working for me so far. I have high hopes for him and with a bit of luck, a lot of hard work, and with my fabulous support team and dedicated trainer we might realise them”.
Beth Cambridge riding her mare Cleopatra II placed third with 69.23% finishing very closely behind the two leaders.
The UAE Preliminary Dressage Championship final standings:
1st Alice Laugher Michnight K
2nd Ann Christin Bauman Extrano
3rd Elizaveta Muzaeva Caramel
‘You must learn to control your own mind and emotions before you can control the horse’- Easily one of my favourite quotes and is one of the strongest reasons I decided to dedicate a lot of my time towards self development as a person, to improve myself as a rider. One of the areas I worked hard on was dealing with failure in a pro active way and there was no better time to put this into practice than after a disappointing show, where emotions are very strong. Here is the process I go through-
Now nobody comes out of a bad test grinning from ear to ear and it is important we don’t try and push our disappointment to the back of our head as it may crop up at future shows. I always allow myself a set amount of time to really feel all the emotions and let them out so they don’t end up eating away at me. This time can vary in each situation but the cut off date is the end of the day. After that I don’t allow a single negative thought or comment to pass about the experience. The reason I worked on getting this stage over and done as quickly as possible is so I didn’t end up spiralling into a negative frame of mind and I can put my ‘Plan of action’ into play as quickly as possible.
Another point I want to make about excepting a failure is not to ‘Play the victim’ and to take full responsibility for the outcome. Even if there are factors you couldn’t have controlled i.e the weather you must still take full responsibility for how you handled the situation and helped your horse. Playing the victim is not constructive and can make you feel powerless.
If you’re going to do anything of value its inevitable you’re going to fail.
I remind myself of this daily not just after a bad competition. It keeps me pushing myself out of my comfort zone and growing as a person.
After reading countless books on successful athletes, entrepreneurs, leaders etc I soon saw that every single one of them had faced more failures than I ever had and on much larger scales but this hadn’t stopped them. In fact it had been the fuel to their fire and taken them on priceless learning curves. So instead of heading into competitions with a huge amount of pressure to perform ‘perfectly’ I am always in a win-win situation. I am either going to do really well and be successful or I am going to learn an invaluable lesson. It is not always the outcome that matters but your perspective on it.
Learn from it
So after I have accepted the outcome I ask myself two questions- ‘What could I have done differently’ and ‘what can I do to improve for next time.’ Two very simple questions but given some time to get the honest answers very effective. The reason I say honest is because it may be hard to admit your short comings but in the long run this is the only way to work on them and move forward.
With the answers you write down you can start to make a ‘Plan of action’ of how to move forward by setting out goals. Goal setting is highly effective as it gives you structure and you can monitor your progress. A key to this is to not procrastinate over writing it all down as you may forget important factors or you may lose motivation to do it at all. Just putting in that extra bit of effort after a show can help you make sure the same issues don’t crop up for next time.
Use all your resources to improve
Just picking up the phone and calling someone for some advice or studying how other riders perform a test can contain the missing link to your ‘success’ chain or can give you a new angle to look at your situation. For example I recently had a very tough show. So whilst I was there I watched as many tests as I could to see how other riders handled similar situations. I then rang a friend and asked for her advice followed by another phone call to a local judge asking her opinion. You’ll be amazed what you can pick up if you just ask. Then there is the internet which has countless articles, blogs, vlogs etc just brimming with useful information. If you want to improve in any area in life you must study it!
You really have to think outside the box with this one and again it is all about how much effort and time you are willing to put into improving.
You’ll find the more you practice all of the above, the more positive you will become about competing. I now have a much more relaxed and calm approach which gives me the head space to look after the horses and keep them happy.
How to deal with disappointing competitions
Feeding performance horses can be a challenge. Requirements for individual horses will vary according to factors such as body weight, condition score, discipline (e.g. endurance, eventing and dressage), environmental factors and rider ability etc. However, the common factor for all performance horses is that they will train and compete under a variety of stressful conditions that can adversely affect health and performance. For these reasons there are important feeding and management strategies that can be implemented, which are of critical importance to reduce many of these problems, whatever level a horse is competing at.
Feeding management affects a number of different aspects of equine health and performance, including gastrointestinal function, hydration, electrolyte status, and substrate selection during exercise. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the important strategies that could ensure that you have a successful season ahead.
FEEDING THE PERFORMANCE HORSE
FROM RIDING CLUB TO TOP LEVEL
Some important points by Lizzie Drury MSc Rnutr
Regularly monitor and record your horse’s body weight and body condition score. This enables you to accurately calculate your horse’s nutritional requirements for performance and can help you to achieve optimum competition body weight or ‘fighting weight’.
Fibre (hay, haylage and pasture) should ALWAYS form the basis of any horse’s diet. It is often overlooked and a lack of fibre will increase the incidence of gastric ulcers, wood chewing, loose droppings, loss of weight and irritability. It is currently recommended that performance horses should receive a minimum of 1% of their body weight (BW) per day of forage to satisfy its requirements for long stem fibre and to minimize digestive upsets, although ideally forage intake should be in the region of 1.5-2% of BW and more if you are feeding haylage.
Many feed companies offer a forage analysis service for a small fee and this enables a more accurate feeding programme to be devised based on the nutrient value of the forage. I also recommend that for a period of time that you weigh your forage and also any leftovers to establish what your horses actual fibre intake is. This can often help to answer any problems related to loss of body condition or loose droppings etc!!
Some disciplines require forage to be fed on almost a continuous basis e.g. endurance riding. Research shows that diets high in fibre resulted in increased water uptake. Furthermore, fibre in the hindgut traps water and electrolytes and helps to combat dehydration.
Apart from water and energy, salt is the only mineral that horses have an undisputable appetite for. In addition to a correct electrolyte supplementation programme, a salt lick should be provided and at least 2-3 ounces of salt added to the feed per day.
Travelling and competing can mean that horses go for prolonged periods without anything to eat. This leads to a build up in gastric acid and increases the incidence of gastric ulcers, which will reduce performance. Allow your horse to regularly graze or pick at a haynet to stimulate saliva production. Alfalfa is natural antacid, so frequent bites of chaff will help to neutralize excess stomach. Alternatively ask your nutritionist about the use of equine antacids such as Rite Trac.
There are now increasingly more performance diets available to meet the nutritional requirements for horses performing specific disciplines e.g. Enduro 100 for endurance horses or event horses. For power based exercise such as showjumping and dressage, feeds will need to have more emphasis on providing energy from starch based ingredients, such as oats and barley etc. For stamina work such as endurance or cross-country, there will be a greater reliance on digestible fibre sources, such as Soya hulls and sugar beet and oil, balanced with enough cereal and starch to ensure that muscle glycogen stores remain ‘topped’ up. Feeds are formulated to provide your horse with optimum nutrition when fed at the recommended quantity. Make sure that you weigh your feed to ensure correct intakes. If levels require adjustment to help manage body condition use a feedbalancer e.g. Competition Fit Balancer or Essential Balancer to provide adequate levels of vitamins and minerals and important antioxidants such as vitamin E and Selenium.
One of the most frequently asked questions concerns the timing of feeding the performance horse. Concentrate feeding alone should be avoided for at least three hours before heavy exercise to allow for increases in blood glucose and insulin to return to baseline levels. Feeding small amounts of forage or limited grazing time prior to exercise will moderate body weight and does not appear to have any other adverse effects to performance. Electrolytes are a critical component of a performance horse’s nutritional programme since they play an important role in maintaining osmotic pressure, fluid balance, and nerve and muscle activity. During exercise, sodium, potassium and chloride are lost in large quantities through sweating. Loss of these electrolytes causes fatigue and muscle weakness and decreases the thirst response to dehydration. It is vitally important that performance horses begin competition with optimal levels of fluids and electrolytes in their bodies and that these are replaced throughout prolonged exercise.
Electrolytes are often misused and it is essential that horses have access to unsupplemented drinking water when administering electrolytes. If the horse refuses to drink, do not administer an electrolyte paste or supplement. It is well worth a phone call to your vet or nutritionist to assess and advise on a correct electrolyte programme to ensure optimum performance and to reduce the problem of problems such as premature fatigue or Tying Up.
Finally, whatever level it is that you are competing at, remember, WATER, FORAGE, TRICKLE FEEDING, WEIGHTS, DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR ADVICE FROM YOUR VET AND NUTRITIONIST.
Habtoor Team lift the Gold Cup Trophy
Bochinche-Best Playing Pony
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series Habtoor Polo wins Dubai Cup 2017 7th April 2017
DUBAI, UAE: Habtoor Polo won the Dubai Cup, the last tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017, after defeating Mahra by 8.5 goals to 8 in a great fnal held this afernoon at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort.
Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor's team played a great match against a very tough opponent and achieved the last trophy of an amazing season of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series.
Both teams fought till the last seconds of the match for the victory but Habtoor Polo, with a great teamwork performance, achieved to back away talented Mahra players for a deserved victory.
Habtoor Al Habtoor (Habtoor Polo) was the MVP of the final and Bochinche, owned by Nicolás Pieres, and played today by Santiago Gómez Romero in the first and fourth chukker, was the Best Playing Pony.
In the first match of the day, Dr. A-Bangash achieved the Subsidiary Cup atfer defeating Wolves by 10 goals to 5.
Dr. A-Bangash: 4-1/ 7-3/ 9-4/ 10-5
Habtoor Polo: 1.5-2/ 4.5-4/ 6.5-6/ 8.5-8
The final match of the Dubai Cup, held for teams from 6 to 8 goals handicap, the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2017 came to an end after a successful season that had UAE Polo winning the McLaren Cup, Mahra lifting the Masters Cup, Zedan Polo as the Gold Cup champions, Bin Drai achieving the Challenge Cup and finaly Habtoor Polo winning the Dubai Cup.
Championships and the Dubai Beach Soccer League, have all been designed to target the various communites within the Emirate.
Images by Gonzalo Etcheverry
Gold Champion Stallion
Abu Dhabi International
Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships
* The halter used in these images is handcrafted antique pure silver from Uruguay and was loaned to them by close friend, Dr Diego Puente of Dubai Equine Hospital, it was Diego who introduced Las Rosas Arabians and Al Hawajer Stud to each other so it was poignant as this is where the Excalibur Al Hawajer story began. Rebecca said: "the halter was put back on him when they were announcing him as Champion at Dubai, he stood as good as gold and that’s just how amazing a stallion he is, it felt significant that we had gone full-circle decorating him with something from the homeland of his royal owner." Images - Gregor Aymar - Eyecatcher Advertising
"I never cry at shows but Dubai International was such an achievement, on a personal level, for Al Hawajer Stud and for Arabian Showing across the UAE. It was overwhelming. Horses like him are rare, he has the perfect combination of conformation, beauty and incredible show attitude. Albert Sorroca is an exceptional breeder, he chooses quality over quantity breeding only around 10 foals a year."
Bred by Albert Sorroca of Equus Arabians in Spain, who also bred both of his parents, Excalibur EA had a successful early show career under Ted Carson in the US that included US National Champion Yearling Colt and Arabian Breeders World Cup Silver Champion Colt in Las Vegas. In 2012 he was spotted by Olivia Strauch, Farm Manager to Princess Lactitia d’Arenberg of Estancia Las Rosas and was duly purchased as herd sire. He spent 2013 growing up in the incredible surroundings of Estancia Las Rosas in Uruguay, left to play and breed a number of mares.
During that time, Olivia discovered that Excalibur was truly out of the ordinary. Opinion was sought, the Princess was approached and the decision was made. Excalibur was good enough to take on Europe.
The colt made his way to Europe to continue competing. Despite several successes, no one had predicted the outcome of Aachen. Excalibur EA received the highest score ever recorded at an ECAHO (European Conference of Arab Horse Organisations) show with a total of 95.33, on his way to securing All Nations Cup Unanimous Gold Champion Junior Stallion with trainer and handler Tom Schoukens.
Excalibur EA continued to conquer Europe and completed the 2014 season with wins at the European Championships and World Championships ultimately earning the prestigious European Triple Crown honours.
The relationship between Estancia Las Rosas and Dr Ghanem Al Hajri’s Al Hawajer Stud had been growing in strength and similarities for several years with use of broodmares and a lease agreement that was already in place for stallion Dominic M (Da Vinci FM x La Rosa Valentina) but it took a lot of convincing to get them on board with the idea of leasing Excalibur EA. Excalibur EA had many breeding commitments across Europe and it was a huge risk to send him into Senior classes for the first time considering his success as a Junior. On insistence of Stud Manager Rebecca Wenden discussions ensued. Eventually a plan came together and the five month, 2 UAE show lease was agreed. During this time with Al Hawajer, Excalibur EA would have access to a fantastic selection of mares not only advancing the breeding program at the stud but ultimately the availability of great breeding stock to the Arabian community across the UAE.
With Tom Oben, one of the top trainers in Europe and the Middle East, Excalibur EA took on challengers under the Al Hawajer Stud banner and didn’t disappoint. At Abu Dhabi International Championships winning highest points of the show and Unanimous Gold Champion Stallion and at Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships (considered the same level as the World Championships in Paris) again as highest scoring horse of the show and Gold Champion Stallion, a first at this event for handler Tom.
Rebecca Wenden said: "I never cry at shows but Dubai International was such an achievement, on a personal level, for Al Hawajer Stud and for Arabian Showing across the UAE. It was overwhelming. Horses like him are rare, he has the perfect combination of conformation, beauty and incredible show attitude. Albert Sorroca is an exceptional breeder, he chooses quality over quantity breeding only around 10 foals a year."
The five-month lease will come to a close on the 1st of May. He will be very much missed but has done a great job in raising the profile of Al Hawajer Stud, owned by Dr. Ghanem al Hajri and managed by Rebecca Wenden. The stud, set in in the Emirate of Sharjah, is very much a family-oriented farm with Dr Ghanem and his children on-site every day and being home to the UAE show jumper Mohammed Ghanem Al Hajri. It is the goal of Dr Ghanem and his family to continue to support the Arabian horse community within the UAE through their Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club based saddlery, specialising in Arabian show horse equipment and from September 2017 following the official opening of their Al Hawajer Equine Reproduction Clinic at the site of the stud farm.
The world’s best racehorse
Arrogate, proved his worth last month, when he took the 2017 Dubai World Cup on 25 March.
The four-year-old colt triumphed over some top horses, winning the US$10m race by two-and-a-quarter lengths, ahead of fellow US raider Gun Runner.
Despite the heavy rain, the horse excelled in what was an exciting race. He also overcame further complications, after he broke slowly from the start, leaving himself with plenty of ground to make up.
US trainer Bob Baffert admitted that at one point thought he might have made a mistake bringing the horse.
“I was actually listening to the crowd and everybody was thinking, ‘oh, he has no chance’,” he said. “It was incredible performance”.
Jockey Mike Smith, who is 51 years old, won the race for the first time. “He’s the greatest I’ve ever been on,” said the rider after the race.
“I had plenty of horse at the end. Bob (Baffert) had a heart attack last time he was here (in Dubai in 2012) and I think I had one too. I had to hit my heart about three times to get it pumping after that start.”
The horse is owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who was also picking up the prize for the first time. Meanwhile it was a third title for Baffert, who also trained the winners in 1998 with Silver Charm and 2001 with Captain Steve.
“It goes to show you how great this horse is. He did that with all class,” added Baffert.
Arrogate has now won more than $17m – the most ever won by a racehorse.
This is thanks to wins in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, The Dubai World Cup and the Pegasus International, the latter of which was worth $12m in January.
The Dubai Royal family celebrated on the day, too, when Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin team scored in the UAE Derby, taking the title for the eighth time.
Thunder Snow, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, narrowly beat the popular Japanese raider Ephicharis to win for Dubai.
“He is a champion with a big, big heart,” said winning jockey Christophe Soumillon. “He gave me everything.”
Jack Hobbs was Godolphin’s second success of the evening, trained in the UK by John Gosden.
On an impressive day of top racing other winners included Second Summer (Godolphin Mile), The Right Man (Al Quoz Sprint), Mind Your Biscuits (Dubai Golden Shaheen) and Vivlos (Dubai Turf).
Images by Shamela Hanley
Boudhieb Initiative Proposed International Calendar of Events
Pretoria, South Africa May 27th 2017 Organiser: SAIC, Susan Koekemoer
Dwingaloo, Netherlands 10th June 2017 Organiser: Frans van't Zand
Marbech, Germany 21st July 2017 Organiser: Ahmed Samarraie
Aachen, Germany 22nd August 2017 Organiser: Nils Ischmer
Florac, France 10th September Organiser: Jean Paul Boudon
Jordan 15th November Organiser: Princess Alia of Jordan
Cat Springs, Texas 30 & 31 December Organiser: Emmett
BOUDHEIB INITIATIVE (BI) - DRIVING THE FUTURE OF ENDURANCE
So another endurance season is over here in the UAE as the temperatures are creeping up to 40 degrees!
The Boudheib Initiative has been very successful throughout our 2016/17 winter season and is helping the sport to return to its origins whilst the Best Endurance Challenge Award (BECA) is providing a good basic structure for the future 'Welfare of the Endurance Horse'. In Boudheib, natural tracks, now form up to 45% of some loops, and are naturally slowing down speeds; the strict 20kph speed rules, the 56bpm heart rate and 10 minute presentation time are also having the desired effect. It seems that the horses, riders and trainers are becoming more accustomed to riding and training for these trails and everyone is starting to enjoy the BECA challenge.
The hugely exciting 'Boudheib Worldwide' conference took place in Boudheib last month, with many international endurance guests taking part. Consequently great strides are being made in implementing the Boudheib Initiative Worldwide and many countries have come forward to request the use of the Boudheib rules, and BECA (Best Endurance Challenge Award) in their competitions. We are proud to announce the support of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan for 7 proposed international endurance events to take us through to the end of the year.
Boudheib's international season will start next month, May 27th, in South Africa. PWC Sondela Endurance Event Organiser, Susan Koekemoer is advancing well with arrangements and expects a total of 200 horses and riders to take part in 3 categories namely 40km, 80km and a 120km using Boudheib's BECA. The BECA protocol will run alongside their own National event and CEI1*. They even have participation from Botswana competitors who will travel over 350km to take part. An invitational team competition between Botswana and local South African club teams has been added to the event to promote the International spirit between teams. 5 riders in the 80km times predict their riding time and the team closest to their predicted time win the team competition.
The PWC Sondela Endurance Ride, hosted by Premier Equestrian Club, has been held in the beautiful Sondela Nature Reserve in the Limpopo Province of South Africa for the past 15 years. The success of the event can be attributed to the professionalism of the event organisation, the beauty of the trail within the Sondela Nature Reserve and the luxury accommodation offered by Sondela for the whole family, not just the competitors, to enjoy the event. Annual new initiatives at the event are always explored to maintain horse & rider interest. Premier Equestrian Club's mantra is "progress through innovation" and this compliments the visions of the Boudheib Initiative. The mutual collaboration of the two entities and generosity of HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan will, without doubt, enhance every riders experience at the PWC Sondela Endurance event. Premier Equestrian Club will be posting regular updates leading up to the event on facebook and anyone wanting to follow the event is welcome to send a "friend request" to Premier Equestrian Club.
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A first in the UAE
EQUINE WELFARE CLINIC
Speakers on the day were Dr Lorenzo d’Arpe (Italy) doctor of veterinary medicine and author of more than 160 articles across national and international journals, congress proceedings and books. He opened with a presentation titled ‘is the horses foot really a pump?’ and later ‘laminitis, different stages, existing treatment and solutions for sport horses’. Yves Joosen (Belgium), former farrier of the Saudi Arabian Olympic team, spoke about the importance of follow-up and the monitoring of sports horses with laminitis back to competition.
Dr Lorenzo and Mr Joosen provided workshops during the day covering ‘after shoeing’ venography and radiographic data analysis and two-dimensional and three-dimensional shoeing and x-rays, respectively. There were feedback and group discussion opportunities along with sponsor presentations and the opportunity to meet Antoine Corona (France) designer of the ACR shoes, much sought by farriers and vets alike. The feedback from the workshop has encouraged Anthony to consider further workshops. "We had amazing sponsors who really did all they could to support us. We really have to thank also Mandara Equestrian Club for their great facilities and the amazing lunch from Mandarina Café which was well received," he said.
Together for Equine Welfare
Despite the heavy rainfall, the first of its kind equine collaboration training workshop saw more than 60 industry professionals come together on 21st March 2017 at Mandara Equestrian Club to share knowledge of equine podiatry diseases. The free workshop, hosted by senior blacksmith and founder Anthony Rodia of Al Bouraq Farriery Services, an Emirati farrier services company founded in 2015 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon bin Saeed Al Nahyan, focused on one of the most serious crippling diseases of the horse, laminitis. The aim, Anthony said, "is to raise awareness and provide continuing education for professionals in our field. The day was designed to develop professional teams of veterinarians and farriers in the UAE to help us understand, treat and hopefully prevent many more potential future cases of horse hoof diseases."
UAE Showjumping Championships 2017
9th - 11th March 2017
About The Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club (SERC)
The Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club was the first Equestrian Club in the UAE. Established in 1982 under the directive of H.H. Sheikh Doctor Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
The Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club is located on the Al Dhaid Road (Sharjah Airport Road) at Interchange 6. The comprehensive establishment covers an area of 3000km2 and is home to the one of the largest indoor riding facilities in the Middle East.
The Club has been at the forefront of encouraging the sport in the UAE. The Sharjah Racetrack was the first Racetrack to be constructed to international specifications and to organise the first official race in UAE in 1983.
Under the continuous support and guidance of H.H. Sheikh Doctor Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, the Sharjah Equestrian & Racing Club (SERC) contains the following disciplines & services.
Sharjah Arabian Horse Stud
Racecourse (Sharjah Grand Stand)
Indoor Riding Centre
Hotel & Recreation Club
Medium Tour Champion
Abdulrahmans results with Corando:
24/02/2017 Abu Dhabi CSIY-A Table A 130 1
24/02/2017 Abu Dhabi CSIY-A Two Phases 125 1
17/02/2017 Al Ain CSI2* Winning Round 135 36
16/02/2017 Al Ain CSI2* Two Phases 130 2
10/02/2017 Sharjah CSIY-A Table A 135 1
09/02/2017 Sharjah CSIY-A Table A 130 2
20/01/2017 Sharjah CSIY-A Table A 135 1
19/01/2017 Sharjah CSIY-A Two Phases 130 9
13/01/2017 Abu Dhabi CSIY-A Table A 135 1
11/01/2017 Abu Dhabi CSIY-A Table A 130 1
05/01/2017 Abu Dhabi CSI3*-W Table A 130 14
16/12/2016 Al Ain CSI2* Table A 125 1
15/12/2016 Al Ain CSI2* Table A 120 1
11/03/2016 Sharjah 19th Edition UAE Show Jumping Championships - Medium Tour Champion - 1
We wish this pairing the very best for the future and look forward to following their journey.
Abdulrahman Ameen who is part of the Al Shiraa'a Team of Young riders, trained by Devin Bessett, is a young talented rider that is climbing the ranks at a rapid pace. An inspiration to many of the young riders, who compete against him but also many amateur riders. He has a super eye for distances.
About Abdulrahman Ameen
We asked Abdulrahman about some of his proudest moments
"My best memory was when my dad won the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi and my proudest moment was to win two days in a row in both Al Shiraa'a Internationals show and FBMA International Show. "I have been around Horses all my life and i share a deep connection with these incredible animals".
What would your advise be to aspiring young riders?
"My advice for young riders would be to set your goals high and do everything that you can to ensure that you reach them. Stay focused, train hard and be passionate about the sport. One day you will reach the goal you have set but without working hard nothing will come back to you so i want to say is work hard and achieve the best you can".
How many hours do you train for?
"I ride everyday 3 to 4 hours, my whole day is around horses and its my passion that drives me to be better and do better, to become a better rider"
What horses do you compete with at the moment?
"I have two horses Corando and Bastian. My favorite is Corando because he has an amazing character and he's a real fighter he always wants to win, he always wants to do better and pushes himself all the time"
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
"My goal in 5 years is to reach the top of Show Jumping both regionally and internationally and to raise my countries Flag. This will be my proudest moment yet"
Sultan Fadel Al Kaabi, has blasted onto the scene this season after training in France with one of our Nations Cup Team riders Moftah Al Dhaheri. Sultans previous wins include the CSIJ-A - Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy International Showjumping Event in Abu Dhabi .
Sultan rode the 8 year old Dimont Similly cross Tinkers bread mare called Inkas Boy. He rode a superb round after only recently coming up from the intro classes to win the championship at the junior level. He is extremely enthusiastic and passionate about his goals and will be training in Europe this summer under the watchful eye of Moftah, hoping to gain a place in the World Equestrian Game Juniors in Barcelona. Todays course seemed to be quite easy for the junior rider as he rode quite a difficult mare. Sultan says " She is very hot and full of blood'
Sultan extends his gratitude towards his Father for his continued support shown to him in equestrianism.
Year Age 5 & 6 Champion - Hamad Ali Al Kirbi - HK Al Shababi
Junior Champion - Sultan Fadel Al Kaabi
The Childrens Champion - Mohammad Hamad Ali Al Kirbi - Spring Time
Intro Champion - Mohammed Sultan Al Yahyaee - Al Mazyouna
Year Age 7 year old Champion - Salim Al Suwaidi - SnappJack
Medium tour Champion - Abdul Rahman Ameen - Corando
Big Tour Champion - Mohammad Shafi Al Remeithi - Lycando
Small Tour Champion - Amal Al Muhairi - New Jimmys
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