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Canada’s Mark Samuel to Work with New FEI Endurance Committee

The FEI Bureau has set up a Temporary Committee with a remit to urgently assess the issues currently affecting the sport of Endurance and carry out an in-depth review of the rules in order to identify the most effective way…

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Round Up of Recent Endurance Doping Case Rulings

Two endurance riders whose horses tested positive to Trometamol have been suspended for six months each – a reduced sanction for a banned substance because Trometamol is being re-classified as a controlled medication. The FEI Tribunal also noted that neither…

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Brief Encounters – The New ‘Normal’ in Endurance

I haven’t spoken to, or read anything written by, any veterinarian that disagrees with abandoning the Tryon WEG endurance ride. Vets all seem emphatic that horses were not coping with the fast rising heat and humidity. One told me some…

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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…

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Clean Endurance Releases “A to Z” Guide of Cheating & Abuse

A guide to spotting rule breaches and cheating in the sport of endurance has been published by Clean Endurance. The informal “A to Z” format aims to make this very serious subject accessible. Clean Endurance has produced the A to…

Exhausted Winner Provokes New Endurance Controversy

An FEI Endurance Championship is again at the center of controversy, with video evidence of a highly distressed gold-medal winning team horse at the Maktoum/Meydan-sponsored FEI European Young Riders in Pisa, Italy, on July 26. Spain’s CS Rogelia was deemed…

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Just When You Thought Desert Endurance Couldn’t Sink Any Lower…

While the world obsessed about alleged abusive riding by Shelley Browning in the US and Bernhard Maier in Austria, a proven endurance horse abuse case was quietly adjudicated by the FEI last week. The incriminating video wasn’t circulated on social media….

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Five Borrowed Horses Fail Dope Tests in UAE Endurance

Five endurance horses loaned to foreign nationals for rides in the UAE this winter have failed dope tests, with half the 2017-2018 desert season still to go. According to listings recently updated by the FEI, there have been more three…

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FEI Aims for More Transparency Over Endurance Horse Deaths

The Emirates Equestrian Federation revised a number of historic endurance ride results on its website over the weekend, amid revelations that numerous fatal injuries on the field of play had to date been ‘airbrushed’ out of official ride results. In…

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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…

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