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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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Charlotte: Pomeline of Caroline’s Eye?

  June 27, 2011 at 8:46 am by

As Charlotte Casiraghi stood on the #2 pedestal with her partner, Edwina Alexander, last Friday night, her mother, Princess Caroline de Hanovre, gazed proudly up at her. Princess Caroline and her brother, the Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco, were passing out the trophies to the top three winners of the Pro-Am Cup. This event was partially conceived by Charlotte herself one year ago. Professional and amateur jumping riders pair … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi Fuses her Interests

  May 8, 2011 at 9:49 am by

In the years 2005-2008, Charlotte Casiraghi of Monaco was focused on, first, completing her studies at Lycee Fenelon, and then several internships and collaborations in the print media. But by her own admission in one of her interviews last year, there was “something missing.” That something was her passion for the equestrian jumping sport. Since early 2009, she has been increasingly in the saddle and has been cementing her relationships … Continue reading

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Princess Haya visits Azerbaijan

  April 25, 2011 at 3:31 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Haya bin Al Hussein, President of the International Equestrian Federation paid a visit to Azerbaijan where she met with President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva. President Ilham & Princess Haya held a brief meeting in the presence of Mrs.Mehriban where Princess Haya delivered the greetings of both Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Jordan’s King Abdullah II to the President. After the brief … Continue reading

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Life Going on in Monaco

  April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am by

Obladi, Oblada, Life goes on! Princess Antoinette, Monaco’s nonagenarian matriarch and last fallen icon of past reigns, was laid to rest in the Chapel of the Peace. March ended. Spring came. Prince Albert and his soon-to-be princess, Charlene, paid a visit to the ancestral land of that other fallen icon, the Prince’s Irish-American mother, Grace Kelly! Three days later, the couple was back in Monaco. The Prince met his neice, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla: Visit to Portugal

  April 1, 2011 at 6:34 am by

On the 14th March, it was announced that the royal couple would visit Portugal, Spain and Morrocco from the 28th March until the 6th April. Portugal was first on the list, and the couple were greeted by the Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and his wife Maria Cavaco Silva today. It was a rainy start to the trip but hopefully the beautiful Portuguese weather will start to shine through soon. … Continue reading

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Little Savannah Makes Public Debut

  March 27, 2011 at 7:40 am by

She’s the youngest member of the British Royal Family, but yet three-month-old Savannah Phillips has already enjoyed one of the family’s most favoured past times – horses. Snug in her three-wheeler pram, Savannah attended the Gatcome Horse Trials at Gatcome Park, Gloucestershire yesterday with her mother, Autumn Phillips. The baby’s aunt, Zara Phillips, competed in the event. Princess Anne, Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence and Captain Mark Phillips – Savannah’s grandparents – … Continue reading

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Mohammed Visits Horse Fair & Art Show

  March 21, 2011 at 4:21 am by

On March 19, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited the 8th edition of the Arabian Horse Show held in Dubai World Trade Center. His Highness toured the pavilions and stands which showcased everything to do with horses. After the tour, Sheikh Mohammed expressed his admiration of the exhibition to over two hundred companies taking part. On … Continue reading

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It’s Good to be Charlotte Casiraghi

  December 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm by

Well, yes, she has her challenges, as we all do. But sometimes, believe it or not, it really is fantastic to be Charlotte Marie Pomeline! One of those times was Saturday, 4 December 2010. The beautiful Mademoiselle Casiraghi was positively beaming, her eyes full of maniacal laughter, as she stomped around the arena at Le Parc des Expositions of Paris Nord Villepinte, which was all revamped in red and green … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi’s Past Weeks

  November 27, 2010 at 9:14 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi was gearing up for the 2010 Gucci Masters equestrian tournament a whole fortnight before its commencement. It begins on Friday, the 3rd of December, and extends through the succeeding Sunday. As last year, the venue is the exposition park in Paris Nord Villepinte. Early this past week, Charlotte joined the organizers of the glamourous event for its promotional photo shoot with a couch-sitting horse. Charlotte answered questions about … Continue reading

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