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Equestrian Australia is not making any comments while the legal process is ongoing regarding the deaths of young eventers Caitlyn Fischer and Olivia Inglis.

Fence Safety Questioned at Inquest into Australian Eventing Deaths

Leading figures in eventing including 5* course designer Mike Etherington-Smith and Australian Olympian Paul Tapner have given evidence on cross-country fence safety at an inquest in Sydney, Australia, into the deaths of young riders Caitlyn Fischer and Olivia Inglis. Last…

Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan carried a flag along with them on course at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.

Eventing Flag Rule Clarified Before Badminton, But Discontent Remains

The FEI has scrambled to clarify its new “missed flag” rule before Badminton’s cross-country this Saturday (May 4th), but discontent remains amongst riders and other stakeholders. William Fox-Pitt and the Eventing Riders Association (ERA) are among those who feel the…

Harry Meade incurred 15 faults at Belton Horse Trials for dislodging the flag even though his horse jumped the obstacle.

FEI Under Pressure to Suspend New Flag Rule in Eventing

The FEI is under pressure to suspend its new 15-penalty eventing rule for dislodging a flag on cross-country, following dozens of disputes at two major spring CICs in the UK alone. Hundreds of riders and their supporters are now scrambling…

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Eventing Draws the Short Straw Yet Again

Who would bet against Tim or Jonelle Price being eventing world champion in two weeks’ time? What a superb Burghley for this hugely likeable pair. Tim may have been the winning jockey this time, but theirs is a true team…

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Re-labelling Won’t Bring Any Bonus to Eventing

It may be just my vintage, but I am cringing at the thought of eventing being re-named. We are all worried about its long-term prospects within the Olympics, but I simply don’t get how a new moniker will make any…

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Eventing or Triathlon? Sorry Folks, They are Simply Not the Same.

To those of us locked in the debating chamber in Lausanne six weeks ago, it seemed like the end of the world was coming, as drastic changes to the Olympic formats were discussed at the FEI Sports Forum. But if…

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Canadian Eventing Team Going to Rio!

The FEI Tribunal has disqualified Maxime Livio (FRA) and Qalao des Mers from the Eventing competition of the FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014, following a positive for a Controlled Medication substance. Livio, fifth in the individual rankings, was also a…

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When CCI Means CSI

The initials CSI can apply to both the official FEI abbreviation for an international jumping show, and the name of a global TV crime franchise. I am wondering how soon before the two worlds collide. I am applying a bit…

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2,000 Penalty Points? Step Up to the Podium, Please!

I have keenly read debate on social media and elsewhere as to whether the all-sports-in-one-basket formula has reached its sell-by date, in the wake of the shambolic WEG at Normandy. I don’t know Bromont, but from what one can deduce…

WEG Eventing: Dressage Day 2

Germany’s cool-headed anchorwoman Sandra Auffarth and her long-time partner Opgun Louvo produced the Dressage test everyone was anticipating to bring the first phase of the Eventing competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy to a magical…

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