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Perhaps the biggest bombshell in the standardbred breeders’ $65 million lawsuit against the province of Ontario and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) over the cancellation of the wildly-successful Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP) is that lawyers allege it…

Endurance Trainers to Face Automatic Suspension for Doping

Registered endurance trainers will be given automatic provisional suspensions when horses in their care test positive to prohibited substances, as the FEI beefs up measures to deal with ongoing doping issues in the Middle East. This in the first time…

No Justice for Justice

A judge in Oregon has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a horse named Justice who was suing his owner, Gwendolyn Vercher, for $100,000 for neglect. Washington County Circuit Court judge John Knowles issued the ruling on September 18th, saying…

There were many things that went wrong here in Tryon. The state of the facility’s readiness and overall lack of preparedness, a paucity of spectators, the re-start and then cancellation of endurance, the loss of two horses, numerous incidents and…

New FEI Athletes’ Committee Members

Three Olympians and one Paralympian have been elected to join the FEI Athletes’ Committee, voted in by their peers through an online vote. Jumping athlete Cian O’Connor (IRL), Dressage rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat (ESP) and Eventing athlete William Fox-Pitt (GBR) join…

Irish show jumper Cian O’Connor placed the winning bid on Cassanova PB all the way from Tryon, North Carolina, where he was competing at the World Equestrian Games. O’Connor paid 21,000 euro for Cassanova PB (Cornet Obolensky x Quaprice Z),…

On a day when the home nation USA, secured a stunning victory in the Polaris Ranger driving team competition to round off a triumphant FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon (WEG), Australian driver Boyd Exell proved he remains in a league…

It seems to me that the winners here at Tryon are “unbelievably happy” and the losers “are building towards Tokyo”. Canada has come away from WEG with not a single medal from the seven disciplines in which they competed. It…

Super day for the Swiss as Fuchs and Guerdat take silver and bronze Germany’s Simone Blum (29) etched her name into the record books when becoming the first woman in the 28-year history of the FEI World Equestrian Games™, and…

Double gold for Germany; Boe and Leclezio in a league of their own In a breathtaking finale to Vaulting at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Tryon, USA today, Team Germany, their individual female star Kristina Boe and Lambert Leclezio…

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