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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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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…

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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…

‘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…

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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…

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