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18-Year-Old Rider at the Centre of Endurance Steroids Case

The horse at the centre of a blood controversy during the world young riders’ endurance championships in September, called 8 Minute, has now tested positive to three banned steroids. The 18-year-old rider of 8 Minute, UAE team member Khalifa Ali Khalfan read more

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World Arabian Organization Shames Desert Endurance

Endurance racing in the Middle East is sacrificing Arabian horses “on the altar of sport” and the FEI must take “firm and prompt action to definitely prevent another dismal catalogue of catastrophic injuries” next season. Those are the views of read more

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Endurance Wastage: Even Worse Than You Probably Thought

I was sorry to miss the FEI’s endurance forum at Vic in Spain. I went to the 2014 version in Lausanne, the first specialist endurance open forum staged after the extent of the cheating, doping and attrition in FEI Group read more

‘Wrong Identity’ Claims Revive Bahrain Endurance Controversy

The FEI has declined to review a controversial endurance fatality in Bahrain, despite new evidence suggesting both the dead horse and the ride were wrongly identified. A grey French-bred mare, Samba d L’Ile, was belatedly named by the FEI after read more

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FEI’s Plan to Address Welfare Issues in Endurance

The FEI Secretary General has today provided an overview of a series of measures to be implemented by both the FEI and the United Arab Emirates Equestrian Federation to address serious horse welfare issues in UAE Endurance. In view of read more

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Investigation into UAE Dead Horse Dumping

The FEI’s Equestrian Community Integrity Unit is to investigate allegations that the carcass of Ajayeb “disappeared” from the world endurance venue at Samorin before she finally ended up at a pathology lab. The mare, competing for the UAE, was euthanized read more

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World Endurance Championships Removed from Dubai

The FEI Bureau has acknowledged that while some efforts have been made by the United Arab Emirates National Federation (UAE NF) to clean up endurance in that country since the reinstatement of the national federation in July, 2015, the UAE read more

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UAE Endurance: How Much Longer Can the FEI String Out the Agony?

An occupational hazard of journalism is that when you ask a tricky question of a governing body, the answer often bears no resemblance to the points raised. Quite a few of us compare notes, and frequently receive identical replies even read more

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More Endurance Deaths in UAE?

Three closely-spaced endurance rides in March at Dubai International Endurance City in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) saw at least two suspected and unreported horse deaths, and the downgrading of a scheduled CEI*** to a CEN, likely to avoid the read more

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Return of the Bogi

News that Dr Hallvard Sommerseth has been suspended for a mere two years for his role in the submission of over 500 sets of bogus endurance results to the FEI makes you wonder exactly what heinous crime a senior figure read more

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