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Derby Day Fashion

  June 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm by

Royal Ascot may be just over a week away but royal watchers got a small taste of the high fashion and hats that will be on show when the Queen, Princess Alexandra of Kent and Princess Haya of Jordan attended Derby Day at Epsom on Saturday. The Queen wore a pretty pink herring-bone coat with a matching trilby shaped hat. image This outfit had been worn a number of times … Continue reading

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Dubai Ruler meets Queen Elizabeth at Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his wife HRH Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain met with Queen Elizabeth II of England while attending the Epsom Derby race. Sheikh Mohammed and Queen Elizabeth talked about horse racing in England and in Dubai, as well as the horses owned by Sheikh Mohammed. Queen Elizabeth wished Sheikh Mohammed all the … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips appears with some unfamiliar (and familiar) faces

  May 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm by

This week was an eventful one for Zara Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal. Fans who were used to seeing Zara on Toytown or Ardfield Magic Star were surprised on Thursday to see Zara with some new faces at the Lackham horse trials in Wiltshire, England. This was followed by a rousing win at the racetrack on Saturday of a Zara-trained horse at Bredawardine. Racehorse owner and proud mum, Princess … Continue reading

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Lady Louise Steals the Show

  May 17, 2009 at 8:59 pm by

Windsor Castle has been hosting the Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo this week. The Royal Windsor Horse Show has been held annually since 1943 and is a favourite of the Queen’s, who regularly puts in an appearance. This year was no exception, and the Queen braved the weather to attend several times. Prince Philip helped out with judging and with presentation of prizes. On Saturday … Continue reading

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Haya opens Newmarket Equine Hospital

  May 15, 2009 at 4:44 am by

HRH Princess Haya of Jordan officially open Newmarket Equine Hospital with 300 guests watching and which has been rated as one of the best equine hospitals in Europe. The hospital started accepting horses in Spetember and has recieved over 500 horses. Princess Haya toured the hospital as well as surgery suits which has been named after Princess Haya, it’s officially known as the HRH Princess Haya of Jordan Surgery Suite. … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Awarded Her Own Trophy

  May 11, 2009 at 6:02 pm by

Royals usually give out the trophies not receive them, but how unusual must it be to receive a trophy in your own name? Princess Benedikte, sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, had this unique experience when she was awarded her own Challenge Trophy by the Danish Warmblood Society this past March. The Danish Warmblood Society, of which the Princess is patron, is the pre-eminent Danish association for breeders of … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi Wins in Spain

  May 11, 2009 at 8:51 am by

Representing Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi was in Valencia, Spain for the Global Champions Tour over the weekend. She won 125 Euros and a on her horse “GI-Joe” during a show jumping competition where she competed with the likes of Athina Onassis. Charlotte, the eldest daughter and middle child of Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover and her second husband, the late Stefano Casiraghi has been competing on a semi professional … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips Crashes Spectacularly Out of Badminton

  May 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm by

The reigning world champion 3 day eventer, Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, had a cruel disappointment at the famed Badminton Horse Trials this weekend. Her father, Capt. Mark Phillips, had won 4 prestigious titles here but for Zara the trials represented only heartache. Her first horse Ardfield Magic Star was unnerved by the spectators during the dressage phase. Zara lost her ordinary cool when she yelled … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Gets Another Horse From The Mounties

  May 6, 2009 at 12:40 am by

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are to present another horse to Queen Elizabeth II on May 16th, the anniversary of the presentation of Burmese to the Queen. Burmese was the first of three horses that were trained in the world-famous Musical Ride program. George has been participating in the Musical Ride for three years. He is totally black except for a small white patch between the eyes. He is bold … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips in Sponsorship Controversy

  May 2, 2009 at 11:26 pm by

Recently in the Independent, Terence Blacker criticized European and World Champion eventer, Zara Philips, of exploiting her connections to get lucrative sponsorship deals for this very expensive sport. And what were these so-called connections? Zara’s grandmother, the reigning Queen Elizabeth II and her mother, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal. No doubt that when the world first heard of Zara, eventing was probably far from amyone’s mind since she was just … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Enlarge Their Racing String

  April 30, 2009 at 9:11 am by

Charles and Camilla have increased the size of their racing string. The couple now have a yearling and a foal to add to their original filly, Royal Superlative. Joe Grimwade, the manager of the Royal Studs, was recently interviewed. He said that the foal is unnamed and was the result of the royals breeding their mare, Supereva, with a stallion called Dansili. The royals had not seen their new foal, … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Ruler aiming to win Kentucky Derby

  April 2, 2009 at 5:55 am by

Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has decided to participate in the kentucy derby after two of his three-year-old colts dominated the UAE races. Regal Ransom and Desert Party who finished about 15 lengths ahead of their closest rivals in the US$2 million race are both owned by the sheikh’s powerful Godolphin Racing stable. The colts next race could be the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky … Continue reading

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Protest over site in Greenwich for the Olympic equestrian events in 2012

  March 11, 2009 at 9:50 am by

A high-profile crusade has been launched to stop the Olympic equestrian events taking place at Greenwich in 2012. NOGOE accuses the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) of being “inconsistent and inept” and says that to close Greenwich Park for six to eight weeks while the cross-country course and a 23-seat arena are being built is “socially unjust in a relatively deprived inner-city area” and would cost £17 … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Opens Health and Riding Facilities

  February 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm by

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal attended two openings today, February 17, 2009. The Princess Royal was at Dundee for the official opening of The Brae center. The center is the first riding school that caters specifically to the handicapped. Princess Anne, who is the patron of the Riding for the Disabled Association, and an accomplished horsewoman, is keen to support such facilities and services. She toured the £500,000 facility, which … Continue reading

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