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Contaminated Hay Culprit In Multiple FEI Drug Positives; Rulings Reversed

Two horses who competed at an international 3* show jumping competition in Portugal last year and subsequently tested positive for a banned substance have been exonerated due to contamination issues. Last year show jumpers Blaze of Glory II and Sirene De La Motte both tested positive for Sparteine, which at the time was classified as […]

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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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Sounds Like Science Fiction: Genetically Modified Horses To Hit The Ground In 2019

The term “genetically engineered” doesn’t just apply to crops—soon it may also apply to horses. Genetically engineered “super horses” may be born as soon as 2019, thanks to a breakthrough made by a lab that has cloned polo ponies in the past. Currently, there are no rules prohibiting these genetically enhanced horses from competing at […]

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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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A Hairy Situation: Minoxidil Implicated In Positive Equine Dope Test

In South Africa, an international showjumping horse tested positive for a banned substance resulting from a product used to help his owner’s thinning hair: minoxidil. Owned by Dianne and Mark Slade, and ridden by Jonathan Clarke, Felix van de Mispelaere tested positive for an illegal substance at a horse show in South Africa in August of 2015. […]

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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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Tryon Equestrian Center To Host 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

North Carolina’s Tryon International Equestrian Center has been selected as the host site for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games. The event, which is estimated to have a $400 million economic impact and draw half of a million spectators over fourteen could be the largest sporting event in North Carolina’s history. This will be the […]

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Kentucky Horse Park Angling For 2022 World Equestrian Games

The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is preparing to make a bid for the 2022 World Equestrian Games, reported the Lexington Herald-Leader. After hosting the event in 2010, the KHP went up against Canada in an attempt to play host once again in 2018, but lost out on that opportunity due to sponsorship issues. Luxury […]

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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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World Equestrian Games 2018: Back To Lexington?

On July 22, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) announced that the 2018 World Equestrian Games would no longer be hosted by Bromont, Quebec in Canada. According to lex18.com, officials at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington are hopeful that they will get the chance to host the games once again. The Kentucky Horse Park hosted […]

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