There is a new exciting league in town!! This one has been a long time coming and waited for by many. Now in its start-up phase headed by founder Debbie Armaly. 


The Life After Racing League will be encouraging, supporting and recognising, the talents of the Thoroughbred and Arabian Racehorse, in their lives after racing. 


Many ex-racehorses find new homes here in the UAE, turning into the perfect companion. Maybe they are a happy hack, dressage talent, born showjumper or enjoy taking part in cross country with their new owners. They are wonderfully smart horses to work with and to educate into new equestrian disciplines. Life after Racing will showcase these horse's journey's.



Life after racing will be supporting these new partnerships, and also watching these journeys unfold and giving recognition to the most successful horses over the season of events.

About Debbie The Founder of LAR

Debbie owned her first racehorse in 2008, and with a passion for the horses’ welfare post-racing career, she started to rehome them in 2010. 


The first OTTB she re-homed was ‘Sandcat’ who is happily now retired in Germany after taking to natural horsemanship here in the UAE.

Debbie is a well-known face within the UAE equestrian community and has a strong history of successful rehoming partnerships over the past decade. Debbie has always had a strong ethical approach to horses welfare and invaluable knowledge of life off the track. Debbie now works tirelessly to ensure these horses flourish in the next chapter of their life and does it voluntarily.

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Debbie has a great team to back her up in this incentive.


Joined by Long-life friend Sophie Dyball, an experienced equestrian , she takes on the role of Scoring & Administration for the league.


Karen Stewart Choat for coaching and training advisor - With Karen’s many years of experience of competing and coaching to championship level (Including many Thoroughbreds and Arabians off the track), it made her the perfect choice for the team.


Social Media & Marketing will be headed by Katie Arbourne also an equestrian, and has owned an ex-endurance Arabian horse previously, and is now working on bringing  her OTTB up to competition level, as well as working in the corporate field in business development & communications.


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So what is the league? 


The league has been initiated to promote and support ex-racehorses, competing in the UAE in Dressage and Show Jumping, and it's free to register. 


There will be separate awards for Thoroughbreds and Arabian Horses in affiliated and unaffiliated events. There will also be a LAR Champion Award at the end of each season for both categories. 




What are the criteria for the LAR UAE League?


The horse you register and compete with must be a Thoroughbred or Arabian ex-racehorse and  they must have raced or trained in flat racing or on the endurance track, (proof of racing or training is required)


Once you have registered your horse's you compete as normal across National Events and Training Shows in the region. 


(Example - If you compete at EEC or a Monday night jumping or dressage and you have placed simply, send your result to the league, and they will generate points for your placings. The same goes for you competing at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Al Habtoor, Desert Palm, Sharjah, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi etc.) 

Just log your results and send them to LAR and points will be allocated for your result's over the season.


Competitors are responsible for collecting and submitting the relevant results from the show organiser for proof of their score and participation. The LAR UAE social media page will be updated regularly to highlight the results and current placings. (Instagram: Life After Racing UAE)

At the end of the season, points accumulated will identify the overall highest achiever in each category - the Life After Racing UAE Thoroughbred League Champion and Arabian League Champion.

The points are allocated to the horse & rider combination only, a horse that is competed by more than one rider does not accumulate points. Any horses registered can have a maximum of two riders.


What do you get?


The winning scores will be announced via social media at the end of the season in April 2021, rosettes/prizes will be awarded to the top three places in each discipline with an overall LAR Champion.


For more information on this wonderful incentive, you can contact LAR directly to register on 050 495 4407 or email them directly on lifeafterracinguae@gmail.com