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FEI Rules Positive Test Was Precipitated By Groom Urinating In Horse’s Stall

The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) has ruled that the positive test on Bardolina 2 at last October’s Nations Cup show-jumping event was most likely precipitated by human contamination. The horse’s groom had been prescribed anti-depressant medication for the past five years, according to horse-canada.com, and admitted to urinating in the stall at the event. At the […]

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Feeding Horses Supplements Is ‘Negligent’ Says FEI

Two international dressage riders whose horses tested positive for a banned substance in 2017 have received their sentencing from the FEI, the international governing body of horse sport. Kaitlin Blythe, who rides Don Principe, and Adrienne Lyle, who rides Horizon, were both feeding Soothing Pink to their mounts. The supplement is designed to ease gastric […]

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Kentucky Three-Day Event Awarded New Five Star Status By FEI

The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event (LRK3DE), the nation’s premier eventing competition, has received the new Five Star status from the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body of equestrian sport. The new status, along with its respective requirements and rules, will take effect January 1, 2019. The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L, […]

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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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