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Charlotte New wins HH Sheikha Lateefa race in New Zealand
Wed, 04 Sep 2019
It was the first Group 1 race-day of the new racing season and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival race for ponies saw more 3000 fans cheering the young stars. Run over 300 metres on the turf course, nine young riders contested this ...Read more

Charlotte New wins HH Sheikha Lateefa race in New Zealand

Wed, 04 Sep 2019
It was the first Group 1 race-day of the new racing season and the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival race for ponies saw more 3000 fans cheering the young stars.

Run over 300 metres on the turf course, nine young riders contested this race and the big prize was that the winner would be racing in the championship final in Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital in November.
 
Fourteen-year-old Charlotte New on her pony Armidale Hitari finished first ahead of Jessica Lawrence on Slippery while Emma De Lautour on MacIntosh was third.
 
Charlotte hails from the famous Waikato District, an area famous for its horses and riders. “I am so excited and thrilled to be heading to Abu Dhabi in November to represent New Zealand in the final of the series. I am looking forward and will do my best to win there,” she said.
 
Legendary New Zealand jockey Noel Harris presented the trophy with Chris Watson, New Zealand’s IFHRA representative in attendance during the prize distribution.
 
 
“We thank HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs for his generous sponsorship of the race and we also thank HH Sheikha Lateefa’s interest and the importance of her role as the young patron and ambassador for international pony racing,” Watson 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, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Lightning Bolt wins Zayed Cup in The Netherlands
Sun, 01 Sep 2019
Italian lady jockey Chaira Careddu riding Afja’an made a spectacular debut to her racing career when she was involved in a dead heat with Hungary’s Cintia Mayer on Jaahez in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Cham...Read more

Lightning Bolt wins Zayed Cup in The Netherlands

Sun, 01 Sep 2019
Italian lady jockey Chaira Careddu riding Afja’an made a spectacular debut to her racing career when she was involved in a dead heat with Hungary’s Cintia Mayer on Jaahez in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race on Sunday, August 25 at the Duindigt racecourse in The Hague in The Netherlands.

In the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s premier ladies race series, the 21-year-old Careddu was making her debut as an amateur jockey and what a way to start in one of the most popular racing events for lady jockeys.
 
Both Carredu on Afja’an and the Hungarian Mayer on Jaahez ended the race with a thrilling finish and even the photo could not separate the two and both the lady jockeys have now qualified for the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship final to be held in Abu Dhabi in November.
 
If it was a double delight for the two young lady jockeys, Tadhg O’Shea also made it a memorable event as he notched up a double win in the Festival’s other two main races.
 
 
In the Festival’s feature race- the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup- O’Shea scored on Lightning Bolt- the 7-year-old son of Munjiz- a stallion that stands at Wathba Stallions owned by HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
 
It was celebration time again for trainer Karin van den Bos, owner Landgoed Waterland and O’Shea as Lightning Bolt, a smart winner here in 2018, once again proved his class.
 
Earlier O’Shea opened his account on the big racing day for Purebred Arabians here in Duindigt by winning the Wathba Stallions Cup on Mazyoonah- owned by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and trained by James Owen.
 
The large number of Dutch fans also got their chance to cheer on as Jaicey Bosman from their country scored a smart win on Eldorado in the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony Championship race and qualified for the Abu Dhabi finals.
 
The UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Her Excellency Hessa Abdullah Al Otaiba, 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), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and Margaret De Ruiter, Head of Dutch Arabian Horse Racing gave away the trophies.
 
 
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, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Vasilevs wins Zayed Cup in Kazan
Sun, 01 Sep 2019
The A. Lyakhov-trained Vasilevs finished ahead of Tanely ridden by Ulubaev while in third place was Arabskaya Koroleva under A.V Ivanskoy. The winner completed the 1500-metre race in 1:51.2 and 12 Purebred Arabian horses started ...Read more

Vasilevs wins Zayed Cup in Kazan

Sun, 01 Sep 2019
The A. Lyakhov-trained Vasilevs finished ahead of Tanely ridden by Ulubaev while in third place was Arabskaya Koroleva under A.V Ivanskoy.

The winner completed the 1500-metre race in 1:51.2 and 12 Purebred Arabian horses started in this premier race of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival.
 
In the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival’s HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race, thirteen year old Aleksandr Chernov on Pmadka TN scored a fine win. Chernoc, who now qualifies for the November final of this first-ever Ponies series, finished ahead of 14-year-old Dina Kharisova riding Avrora. Aybulat Shaykhutdinov on Shakhirizada took third place.
 
 
In the Wathba Stallions Cup, Barboskin Cer under Shabalkin won with Slavutich under Kappushev and Vodovorot ridden by Ivanskoy finishing in that order.
 
His Excellency Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, HE Vasil Shaikhraziew, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ms. Lara Sawaya, Executive Director of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, General Manager of Wathba Stallions, Chairperson of the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and other VIP guests attended the races that was held to mark the Tatarstan National Day on August 30.
 
 
Ms Sawaya thanked His Excellency Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, HE Vasil Shaikhraziew, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan for theior keen interest in Arabian horse racing. “Kazan is a great venue for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival and the leaders here share the same ideals as our UAE leadership.It was another exciting race meeting on Sunday and we now move to Denmark for another leg of the Festival’s races,” she 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, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Hajres wins Sheikh Zayed Cup, Bevan tops in ponies race
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
Hajres, under Jean-Bernard Eyquem, won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 1), the first ever Group 1 race to be held at Royal Windsor racecourse on Sunday, August 11, 2019 under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor ...Read more

Hajres wins Sheikh Zayed Cup, Bevan tops in ponies race

Wed, 14 Aug 2019
Hajres, under Jean-Bernard Eyquem, won the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Cup (Group 1), the first ever Group 1 race to be held at Royal Windsor racecourse on Sunday, August 11, 2019 under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival.

Earlier in another race under the Festival – the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony Championship race- Megan Bevan scored a smart win riding Motor Edd.
 
Hajres, the favourite from the yard of Elizabeth Bernard, managed to finish ahead of the 2017 winner Mehdaaf Athbah under Tadhg O’Shea. The latter came up with a spirited effort in the final effort but still fell short by less than a length as Hajres timed 1.50.18 for the distance of a mile.
 
Jockey Kingscote drove Macallan, the Swedish raider, to third place in the race which was the first ever Arabian Group 1 race to be run at the famous Windsor racecourse.
 
 
Earlier in the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony Championship race, the 5th in the series, Megan Bevan did very well to win and qualify for the championship final to be held in Abu Dhabi in November, 2019.
 
Bevan motored ahead on Motor Edd to taste her first victory in six starts. Bevan and Motor Edd finished ahead of Sienna Sheppard riding Our Little Molly and in third place was Daniel Ellis on O'Flynn's Daughter.
 
The UAE Ambassador to the UK HE Mansour Abdullah Khalfan Belhoul, 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), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) and Genny Haynes, ARO Commercial and Finance Director along with others gave away the trophies.
 
Ms. Sawaya said that the Windsor races were the third by the Festival to be staged in UK this year.
 
“The Festival’s races in UK began with the Wathba Stallions Cup, run at Chelmsford City in June and won by Mawarid. The second Wathba Stallions Cup was run at Lingfield Park on Saturday and ended in one-two for Delyth Thomas who owns and trains the winner, Callymay and the second, Kork MHF.
 
 
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, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort
Abu Dhabi to host World Arabian Horse Racing Forum 2020
Mon, 08 Jul 2019
At the conclusion of the Bucharest Forum on Friday, the organisers of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival announced Abu Dhabi as the host city for the 2020 World Arabian Horse Racing...Read more

Abu Dhabi to host World Arabian Horse Racing Forum 2020

Mon, 08 Jul 2019
At the conclusion of the Bucharest Forum on Friday, the organisers of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival announced Abu Dhabi as the host city for the 2020 World Arabian Horse Racing Forum.

Dr Abdulla Alraisi and Helal Alalawi received the Festival’s flag from HE Mahra Alshaya, Charge d'Affaires at the UAE Embassy in Romania and 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), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR).
 
The event was attended by a number of UAE Ambassadors and over 300 members of the equestrian fraternity from around the globe representing 90 countries from the six continents.
 
 
"We can only thank His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs for the support this festival for Arabian horses," she said.
 
She also thanked Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Mother of the Emirates, President of the General Women's Union, the Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, which supports women activities all over the world.
 
Ms. Lara Sawaya said that the Forum in Bucharest was very busy and distinguished and achieved many gains for the Arabian horses, and that this edition of the Festival has gained great importance because it coincides with the ‘Year of Tolerance.’
 
“Abu Dhabi, which hosted the inaugural edition, was chosen as the UAE is hosting Expo 2020,” Ms. Sawaya said.
 
After the inaugural three-day conference in Abu Dhabi in 2010, the Forum has been held in The Hague in The Netherlands in 2011, Berlin in Germany in 2012, Toulouse in France in 2013, London in the United Kingdom in 2014, Warsaw in Poland in 2015, Rome in Italy in 2016, Marrakech in Morocco in 2017, Madrid in Spain in 2018 and the just-concluded one in Bucharest, Romania.
 
 
Earlier on Friday the Forum’s staged its final session followed by a Workshop and then in the evening a gala party was organized to felicitate all those who attended the three-day event.
 
The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is sustained by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, with National Feed and Flour Production and Marketing Co. LLC as associate sponsors, The National Archives as the official partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers, in cooperation with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR, Emirates Arabian Horse Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare and sponsored by Ayadi LLC, Global United Veterinary Services LLC, Wathba Stallions, Abu Dhabi Falconers Club, Emirates Falconers Club, Mohamed Bin Zayed Falconry and Desert Physiognomy School, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Omeir Travels, Laboratories Fadia Karam Cosmetics, YAS Channel, Racing Post, Paris Turf, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, The Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition , Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.
Festival races in Bucharest on Saturday
Mon, 08 Jul 2019
After three days of fruitful discussions during the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum (WAHRF) in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, the action...Read more

Festival races in Bucharest on Saturday

Mon, 08 Jul 2019
After three days of fruitful discussions during the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s annual World Arabian Horse Racing Forum (WAHRF) in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, the action will now shift to the Hippodrome Ploiesti on Saturday, July 6, 2019.

The Hippodrome Ploiesti will stage flat races under the Festival’s banner as part of the ‘UAE Tolerance Day’ race meeting and three different races, all part of world championships.
 
The Festival’s three races which will be held on Saturday are the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race, the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race and the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony Championship race, making the ‘UAE Tolerance Day’ race meeting one of the biggest for Purebred Arabian horses in the region.
 
Lady jockeys from around the world will once again make an attempt to win and clinch a spot in the final of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship race to be held in Abu Dhabi in November. The lady jockeys competing here on Saturday are Belgium’s Anne Engels, Croatia’s Sara Gaovarini, Germany’s Silvia Pattinson, Hungary’s Virginia Drexler, Nadia Ibrahim from The Netherlands, Norway’s Silje Strand and Alyson Deniel from the United Kingdom.
 
 
The HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race will see five Apprentice jockeys bid for the berth in the November final in Abu Dhabi. Bulgaria’s Valentin Atanaszoy, Pantelis Karamanos of Cyprus, Germany’s Melina Ehm, Poland’s Patrycja Klos and Octavian Sandu will give a lot of cheer to the host country.
 
The ponies and young jockeys in the HH Sheikha Lateefa Bint Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan International Pony championship race are Mircea under Romania’s Ana Neagu, Bandeet under Romania’s Karina Fratila, Andre under another Romanian Theodora Maldea, Calypso under the UAE’s Sarah Al Jahouri, Morcovel under Romania’s Nicola Ivan and Star Light to be ridden by Iluna Korin of Belgium.
 
Commenting on the race day, 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), Chairperson of Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees in the International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities (IFAHR) said: “We are looking forward to an exciting day and Romania and other countries in the region are sure to benefit from this World Forum and race event organized in Bucharest.”
 
The highlight of the second day at the World Arabian Horse Racing Forum was the session on Ladies in Racing. All speakers agreed on the great role played by the Festival in the empowerment of women in races, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the mother of the UAE.
 
Khuloud Al Nuaimi, Saleh Al Ghurair, Lara Sawaya, Maryam Ahrai from Morocco, Analisa Landuci from Italy and Nadine Frampton from Australia were part of the session.
 
In appreciation of the role of women in society and sports and the support of the UAE leadership, Khuloud Al Nuaimi said: "Emirati women and horses have a special relationship. In strength and endurance, they are two sides of a single coin, walking side by side, at a point where they draw their strength from each other and gain their ability to realize their ambition."
 
“In May 2015, the United Arab Emirates adopted a resolution establishing the Emirates Gender Council to ensure that UAE women continue to play a leading role in the development of the nation," she said.
 
"The Council was mandated to oversee the implementation of best practices and processes to ensure that federal institutions achieve gender balance goals, which will support the state's vision of becoming one of the top 25 countries in the world for gender equality by 2021."
 
"Since then, the country has made significant progress in its mission of empowering women in the labor force across the various sectors. Women in the country can now be classified as models for the rest of the world and a similar movement in the sports sector."
 
"By pioneering women's empowerment as a vehicle primarily through the Fatima Bint Mubarak Academy for Women's Sports- a non-profit government entity based in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, much has been achieved,” she said.
 
"The Academy was founded in October 2010 and is chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Academy is dedicated to promoting and facilitating women's sports in the UAE."
 
Thursday also saw two other sessions being held on Day two of the Forum. The session on Jockey Performances & Accidents Insurances was moderated Derek Thompson (UK). The panelists were Ian Patterson (South Africa /Cyprus), Remi Belloq (US),
 
Chris Watson (New Zealand), Dato Malek (Malaysia), Xavier Ziani (FR), Alexis Teitesserie (FR), Nils Rosenkjaer (Sweden) and Sonia Piani (Italy).
 
 
The session on Media, PR & Social Media was conducted by Philip Brennan (UK) with Yaqoob Al Saadi, AD Sports & YAS TV Channels(UAE), Abdelrahman Amin, Dubai Sports & Racing TV Channels (UAE), Ibrahim Omran (Al Ahram Sports, Egypt), Scott Burton, Racing Post (UK), Derek Thompson (UK), Ben Wong- Racing TV (UK), Cidinha Franzão (Brazil), Ash White-Bloodstock (UK) participating.
IFHRA Meet
 
On the sidelines of the event, the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) held a meeting under the chairmanship of Ms. Lara Sawaya and members of the Executive Committee, during which it decided to organize training for riding schools covering the six continents.
 
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 , Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Spa and Resort.