IFAHR was founded as a non-profit organisation (according to the French Law dated July 1st 1901) on the 11th of January 1999 in Paris, after subscription by the delegates of the founding member-countries of the statutes, for purpose of co-operation between all national and international Arab Horse Racing Associations throughout the world. The Federation is registered in France / 257 avenue le Jour Se Lève / F-92100 Boulogne, which is also the seat of “France Galop” and the location of the yearly IFAHR General Meeting. A preliminary meeting (based on the ECAHO race-commission) had taken place the 14th of September 1998, in Gotha/Germany, for preparing the statutes.


IFAHR first General Meeting took place in January 1999, our Federation is now 20 years old.


WAHO in charge of inspection and acceptation of Stud Books
ECAHO which would unite all European organizations plus associate members like Russia, Middle East and North African countries.

IFAHR Statutes

For the purpose of setting up an International Federation of Arabian Horseracing, bringing together all national and international Arab Horse Racing Associations.

IFAHR Objectives

The new International Federation of Arabian Racing Authorities must immediately act to promote and improve Arabian racing worldwide.


Our Global Members

North America

Canada | USA

South America

Brazil | Chile




Algeria | Egypt | Morocco | Tunisia | Libya

IFAHR Vision

It is the mission of the IFAHR to promote good regulations and best practices on international horse racing matters.

It is the mission of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities to promote good regulations and best practices on international horse racing matters.

Their main objectives include coordinating and harmonizing rules of breeding, racing, and wagering; ensure quality and fairness of racing; provide for on-track organization of the protection of the welfare of horses jockeys.


Our BoardMembers

The International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing Authorities Managed by an well known board members with an extensive field experiences.

Mr.Faisal Al Rahmani

President of IFAHR


Vice President of IFAHR

Dr.Hicham Debbag

Horse Racing Director at SOREC
Secretary of IFAHR

Mr.Jean-Pierre Deroubaix

Treasurer of IFAHR

Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi

Owner and author Dr Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Nujaifi has been ranked as the world’s top Arabian racehorse owner for 2012 according to IFAHR statistics.

Mr. Sami Jassim Al Boenain

Technical Advisor of the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club
Executive board member of IFAHR


Mrs. Nelly Philippot
IFAHR honorary member
Chairwoman of AHRCB asbl
Executive board member of IFAHR
Mr. Mohammed Al Hashmi
Executive board member of IFAHR


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The sport of Arabian Racing is international. Even global.
This is one of the most interesting aspects of it.
At IFAHR we try hard to increase the friendship between enthusiasts from all over the world. To create new contacts between people.
This is why we now open for a new type of fellowship.

IFAHR Fellow.
A way of supporting the sport and
to show the world that you are serious in your support.

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The purpose of IFAHR

The purpose of IFAHR was formulated as follows: In order to improve the speed, stamina, soundness and temperament of the Arab horse breed through racing, the Federation shall:
universally adopt the term ‘Arabian horse racing’
facilitate international competition between Arabian racehorses by:
– acceptance of universal recording methods
– acceptance of universal rules of racing
– acceptance of universal recording of ‘form’
– acceptance of universal handicapping methods
– establish standards of acceptance for participation in Arabian horseracing
– promote and facilitate Arabian horseracing in Member countries
– foster and develop exchanges between Arab horse racing authorities of the – member countries without discrimination
– publish or foster the publication by member countries of a data base of racing information, race plans, racing results and statistics of Arabian horseracing utilizing universal recording methods, which will be made available to all the breeders Associations
– encourage sponsorship but promote financial independence
harmonise and co-ordinate racing conditions for international and national races
– create and enforce rules that shall control and secure total integrity in Arabian horse racing


Exclusive Blogs

Emirates Breeders Program is now in its third season of sponsoring the series in Sweden reaching out to the grass roots of arabian racing. It consists of four races with an added premium for the first


In the closed doors pandemic times where several sponsored races have been cancelled Scandinavian Arabian Racing Association is pleased and honoured the first running of the swedish leg of the UAE Pre


We are pleased to announce the decision of the IFAHR Executive Committee to hold the 22nd Annual General Assembly and Committee meetings at the Le Meridian Paris Etoile on October 3rd, 4th & 5th 2019.

19 February 2019, Abu Dhabi,UAE ~ The calendar for the 2019 edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival was unveiled on Sunday with a total of 124 ra

IFAHR Honorary Members

Exclusive Honorary Members

Ms Lara Sawaya

IFAHR honorary member Chairman / IFAHR Ladies & Apprentice Racing Committees

Chairman / International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA)

Executive Director / the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival

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