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Test Event To Provide Guidelines For Olympic Equine Athletes

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo pose a unique challenge to equestrian sport: the climate. Notoriously hot and humid, the welfare of the competing equine athletes is of great concern to the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of international horse sport. To help anticipate potential issues and to ensure the safety of the horses […]

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What Exactly Is ‘Good Horsemanship’ And How Is It Quantified?

Following an international study, the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has determined that there are 14 elements that create good horsemanship. Initiated after a comment by Steve Guerdat at an FEI Sports Forum, the FEI Educational and Standards department was determined to see if the concept of “horsemanship” could be quantified. Guerdat’s comment stressed that the […]

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Societal Perception Of Horses In Sport Must Be Addressed, Says Equine Charity CEO

Roly Owers of the World Horse Welfare recommends that the equestrian community be cognizant of how the public views the use of horses in equestrian sport, reports HorseTalk. Addressing the Fédération Equestre Internationale  (FEI) General Assembly, Owers recommended that equestrian sport pursue a social license, which is an unwritten, non-binding contract that means society gives horse sport […]

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Equestrian Sports Confirmed Inclusion For 2024 Olympics

Equestrian sport at the Olympics has been in the spotlight lately as the International Olympic Committee (IOC)  has contemplated eliminating it from competition. A part of the Summer Olympic Games since 1912, for 2024, the disciplines that will be hosted are showjumping, dressage and three-day eventing. “The IOC’s confirmation of equestrian on the Olympic program […]

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Cattle-Feed Additive Found In Cargill Equine Feed

Cargill, a agricultural, Minnesota-based company, reported that it had found trace amounts of ractopamine in its Progressive Nutrition Soothing Pink for horses. The product reduces gastric upset in equine stomachs. Ractopamine is a swine and cattle feed additive that poses no threat to horses, but it is illegal in equestrian competition. The substance was discovered […]

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Lexington, Slovakia Announced As Potential Sites For 2022 World Equestrian Games

Two cities have been announced as Official Candidates to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2022. Lexington, Kentucky (USA) and Samorin (Slovakia) have both been selected as potential hosts for the FEI flagship in six years’ time. “We are very happy to have two such strong official candidates for the 2022 FEI World Equestrian Games”, […]

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Russian Equestrians Cleared To Compete In Rio Olympic Games

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has received confirmation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that all five Russian equestrian athletes have been cleared to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio. The news comes following a detailed submission by the FEI, including confirmation that all five had no previous anti-doping rule violations. The five Russian […]

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Jordan: Endurance Horse Tests Positive For Banned, Controlled Substances After May Event

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced an adverse analytical finding involving prohibited substances in a Jordanian endurance horse. Samples taken at the 80km CEI*1 in Amman, Jordan, on May 21, from Obama Al Aswad—who placed second with rider Nayef Al Fayez—have returned positive for the banned substance boldenone and the controlled medications dexamethasone, meloxicam, […]

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FEI Removes UAE Endurance Events From Calendar, Citing Welfare Concerns

The FEI distributed the following press release this week: Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the FEI […]

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Lexington, Montreal Under Consideration for 2018 World Equestrian Games

The FEI has received signed host agreements from two of the Canadian and US cities bidding to host the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2018. The bid teams from Bromont/Montreal (CAN) and Lexington, Kentucky (USA) have both confirmed their continued interest in hosting the Games in 2018. Lexington, host city for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian […]

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