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Princess Haya Presides Over Her Last FEI Annual Meeting

  December 15, 2014 at 9:09 pm by

Princess Haya of Jordan presided her last FEI General Assembly as President of the International Ecuestrian Federantion (FEI) in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Jordanian princess announced in August she will not stand for a third term, as she wants to prioritize her family and her two children. During her stay in Azerbaijan she was received by the President, Ilham Aliyev, at the Presidential Palace in Baku. On Sunday, on her final … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Awards Queen Elizabeth II FEI Lifetime Achievement Award

  November 27, 2014 at 3:32 am by

The FEI President, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, awarded Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the first FEI Lifetime Achievement award. Her Majesty received the award for her recognition as a leading role as a supporter of equestrian sport. Princess Haya who was dressed in a blue dress with her hair in a simple bun presented the award which was a white gold and diamond broach of nine interlinked … Continue reading

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Pink All Around For Ascot’s Final Day

  June 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm by

It was pink for all at the final day of Royal Ascot, with Queen Elizabeth and her two granddaughters all wearing varying shades of the popular colour. The Queen arrived to the Royal Enclosure in a carriage with the Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Barnett and John Deer, in a dusty pink coat over a floral pink, white and grey dress with a matching hat. Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie of York were … Continue reading

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Zara Isn’t Letting Pregnancy Slow Her Down

  July 15, 2013 at 9:29 am by

The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Philips, announced her pregnancy a week ago, and isn’t letting it her slow her down. Zara continues to horse ride and has been participating in different events. Over the weekend, Zara participated in the eventing at Brightling Park in East Sussex. Eventing is a three stage competition – dressage, show jumping and cross country. It’s said that Zara will participate in two other eventing challenges later … Continue reading

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A Royal Win At Royal Ascot

  June 20, 2013 at 8:16 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II could not be any happier today when her horse passed the finish line winning first place at the Royal Ascot race. Estimate, the Queen’s horse, won the prestigious Gold Cup, which made the Queen the first reigning monarch to win the Gold Cup in its 207-year history. The Queen was supposed to hand out the winning trophies for the race but since she won, the Duke of … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s Big Win At Royal Ascot Day 1

  June 19, 2013 at 1:56 am by

Dawn Approach, owned by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, was named winner of the prestigious St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot day one. Dawn Approach is from the Godolphin’s stables and trained by the stables trainer Jim Bolger. The Duchess of Cornwall presented Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the St James Trophy.

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Sheikha Latifa Wins Grand Prix FEI World Cup Qualifier

  February 5, 2013 at 11:01 am by

After a clear round and beating the time, Sheikh Latifa Al Maktoum won the Emirates Airline Dubai Grand Prix FEI World Cup Qualifier, which was held in Dubai, UAE. Sheikha Latifa, riding her horse Peanuts de Beaufour, competed against 33 riders and finished 3 seconds ahead of her runner up at 48.48 seconds. Sheikha Latifa, who is just 27 years old, said “I’m really happy with the mare because she’s … Continue reading

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London 2012: Silver Team Medal for Zara Phillips

  July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am by

The British eventing equestrian team has taken home a silver medal, following the completion of the three stages in the eventing tournament. Zara Phillips, Tina Cook, Mary King, William Fox-Pitt and Nicola Wilson placed second behind Germany after today’s show jumping at Greenwich Park. Unfortunately for Phillips, she incurred both a fence and time penalty during her ride, which left her with combined penalties of 53.10. Zara admitted that “[she] … Continue reading

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London 2012: A perfect round from Zara in cross-country

  July 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Zara Phillips continued her quest for an Olympic medal with a highly successful result in the difficult cross-country portion of eventing. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter finished well inside the time frame with a final result of 9 minutes and 55.11 seconds, to the delight of the cheering crowd. Zara was also one of the few riders to go through the 5.7-kilometer course dotted with 28 obstacles without a single penalty. … Continue reading

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London 2012: Zara Phillips Makes Olympics Debut

  July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm by

Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, made her Olympic debut today, competing in the second day of the individual dressage at Greenwich Park. Riding High Kingdom, she scored 46.1 penalty points during her dressage routine before lunchtime, which left her in twenty-fourth place following the conclusion of the day’s competition. In the team eventing, Great Britain – comprising of Phillips, Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt – … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips Picked For UK Olympic Team

  June 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm by

Zara Phillips has been nominated as part of the British team for the London Olympics, the British Equestrian Federation officially confirmed. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter defied the odds to claim her way to a spot on the team. Just a couple of weeks ago, she was considered to be a long shot to make the strong squad – one of Britain’s main hopes for an Olympic gold. However, always a … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Opens New Civil Guard Cavalry Complex

  May 7, 2012 at 6:19 am by

Valdemoro – May 3rd, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo was in Valdemoro on the outskirts of Madrid on May 3rd. The eldest daughter of Their Majesties presided over the official opening of the new equestrian facilities of the Civil Guard at Valdemoro. A keen horsewoman and lover of equestrian, Infanta Elena was accompanied by the director general of the Guardia Civil, the Mayor of … Continue reading

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Lady Louise Breaks Arm After Pony Fall

  April 12, 2012 at 6:38 am by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor was taken to hospital this morning, London time, after falling from her pony while riding in Windsor Great Park. The eight-year-old daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex was later released with a broken left arm. Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, stating, “Lady Louise broke her left arm after falling from her pony while riding at Windsor this morning. She has been treated by doctors and … Continue reading

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& The Winner is…

  April 2, 2012 at 5:15 am by

Godolpin made history again at the Dubai World Cup, winning the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race. Monterosso, ridden by French jockey Mickael Barzalona, won the 17th Dubai World Cup. Godolpin’s owner, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said  ”We haven’t won this race for a few years. So to win it really… … Continue reading

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Family Outing For Dubai’s Ruler

  April 1, 2012 at 7:25 pm by

It is not always that you get to see Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE, Ruler of Dubai and Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein at events with their 4-year old daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila. The young Sheikha accompanied her parents to a reception party held at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard on the occasion of Dubai World Cup 2012, with over 400 people attending. At … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm by

The Gatcombe Horse Trials took place over the weekend in Gloucestershire, and as per usual, the Phillipses were out in force to cheer on daughter/sister/aunt Zara. The Princess Royal, Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips were all present, with the show-stealer being Peter and Autumn’s 15-month-old daughter, Savannah, whose collection of sunhats was the subject of several news reports. Giggling away, Savannah was the centre of everyone’s attention – even … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi, Face of Gucci Campaign

  March 7, 2012 at 4:59 am by

The Italian fashion label Gucci yesterday launched a new campaign featuring Charlotte Casiraghi as its main face. In a series of photos and a video promoting the label’s new ‘Forever New’ advertising campaign, Ms Casiraghi is photographed in what may be her most natural setting – a horse stable. The photographs were taken by Peter Lindbergh, and feature Charlotte with her horse, Carryduff. The advertising campaign was orchestrated by both … Continue reading

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Hamdan Wins Again in Doha

  December 18, 2011 at 5:10 am by

Dubai’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, led the UAE team to win the gold medal at the Arab Games 120km endurance race in Doha. The UAE team won the gold medal after competing with seven different countries taking part at the 12th Arab Games. The UAE riders also won all three top medals in the individual competition. Speaking to the press, Sheikh Hamdan thanked the Rulers for … Continue reading

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The Infanta’s Engagements

  November 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo attended several events this past week. On November 22nd, Her Royal Highness presided over the awards of the ‘Special Olympics Spain’ which took place at the Casa de America in Madrid. The Infanta presented awards and later posed for several photographs. On November 23rd, the eldest daughter of the King and Queen attended the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art … Continue reading

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Princess Amalia: Afternoon Out with Grandmother Beatrix

  August 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm by

Earlier this afternoon, Queen Beatrix, along with her grandaughter Princess Amalia, attended the final of the European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam. The Championships took place from 17 to 21 August in the Kralingse bos. Also present at the final was Princess Benedikte, sister of Margrethe, Queen of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was there as patron of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. The Dutch dressage rider Adelinde Cornelissen, has retained … Continue reading

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