HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak IFHRA Conference For Training and Education Abu Dhabi 2017
Thursday, November 9th
HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak IFHRA Conference For Training and Education Abu Dhabi 2017; UAE National Archives
10 am Opening Word of HE Dr Abdulla Al Raisi Director General of the UAE National Archive
10.05 am Welcoming word of HE Aref Alawani Secretary General Abu Dhabi Sports Council
10.15 am Welcoming Word of Mubarak Al Nuaimi Director of Overseas Promotion Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi
Welcoming Word of HE Yaqoob Al Saadi AD Sports and YAS TV channels Director
10.30 -12 pm
Panel 1 (Morning): “New Developments and Research toward Healthier Riders”
Moderator: Philip Brenan
Speaker 1: Dr. Carl Mattacola, PhD, Researcher, University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences and the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute. -
Working in partnership with SMRI and the Jockeys’ Guild (US), to establish and grow a registry that can be utilized to look at injuries among professional jockeys and to develop new protocols on detecting and reducing the long-term effects of head trauma from riding accidents across many disciplines in equitation.
Speakers 2 and 3: Mahi Aramideh, Acaena Amoros, The Elixir London Clinic -
To discuss IV Vitamin Infusion Therapy (VitaDrip)
Speaker 4: Richard Mullen 2017 UAE Champion Jockey , Ambassador of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Festival
Speaker 5: Xavier Ziani Professional Jockey, Ambassador of HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Festival
Lunch at the UAE National Archive
1 pm - 2.30 pm
Panel 2: "Life after the Saddle: Career Planning for Retired Riders"
Moderator: Derek Thompson
Speaker 1: Pat Buckley, UAE - Racing Director of AD Equestrian Club -
On How to Become a Racing Official
Speaker 2: Josephine Chini, Former Champion Amateur Rider and TV Presenter for Swedish Racing Kanal 75, ATG
Speaker 3: Eric Lemartinel, Former steeplechase Jockey, Now top trainer in UAE
Speaker 4: Melissa Weatherley, Athlete and Careers Development Manager, Racing Victoria
Speaker 5: Hector Libre, Director, Escuela de Jockeys Aprendices del Jockey Club Argentino -
Former top jockey turned trainer
3 pm - 4.30 pm
Panel 3 ( ): "The IFHRA Mentorship Program: New Horizons for Students"
Moderator: Derek Thompson
Speaker 1: Remi Bellocq, Executive Director North American Racing Academy and General Secretary IFHRA
Speaker 2: Rikke Bay Torp, Dansk Galop
Speaker 3: Gaye Gauci-Marchant, Director, Equine Goals and Dreams
Speaker 4: Keith Rowe, Director, Racing Academy and Centre of Education (IRE)
Speaker 5: Jack Pilkington, RACE Graduate / 2017 Mentorship Recipient; Mentored by Rod Cone Racing Stables in Canada; Currently Assistant Trainer in Dubai
Saturday, November 11th
Jockey Coaching Clinic and Workshops; Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel Ballroom
9:30 am - Areas of Concentration:
» Video Race Replay Analysis. A workshop focusing on how young riders can better use video replays to analyze their rides. A panel of top veteran professional jockeys will review selected 2017 Festival race replays with apprentice and amateur jockeys and provide their insight on how to effectively analyze races after they have been run.
» Better Techniques for Interacting with Media and Use of Social Media Platforms. Mastering the art of Public Relations and how young riders can better interact with the racing and other Media; with focus on utilizing social media more effectively.
» Fitness Coaching Clinic. With the use of RPSimulators and gym equipment, young riders will be taught easy to use training techniques to better their riding and overall fitness. IFHRA Member Racing School Coaches and top Professional Jockeys will be on hand to provide expert coaching on use of the whip, changing hands, proper positioning and other key techniques for young riders.