Content tagged with "Swiss Equestrian Federation"

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Swiss Demand New Venue for 2016 Endurance Championships

Following further incidents during the endurance season in Group VII of the FEI in the Middle East, the Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF) is strongly opposed to the intended venue for the Elite Endurance World Championships in December 2016, namely Dubai (UAE)….

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Swiss Remain Committed to Horse Welfare in Endurance

A delegation of the Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF) has liaised with the director of the FEI endurance in order to discuss the suggested measures to ensure the development of the discipline and improvement of the respect for horses. The SEF…

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Swiss Ban Draw Reins in Jumping Competition

As of January 1, 2016, draw reins will no longer be permitted in show jumping competitions in Switzerland. Currently these artificial aids, used to put a horse into a flexed poll position, are allowed in the warm-up ring until the…

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Swiss May Boycott 2016 World Endurance Championships

On February 24, 2015, the Swiss Equestrian Federation released a statement regarding their position on the FEI’s lack of action in remedying the issues in the sport of endurance. It reads: The Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF) is outraged by recent…

Pierre E. Genecand. Official Swiss candidate for the FEI presidency. Photo Amélie Bès

Switzerland Submits Official Candidacy for the FEI Presidency

The Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF) has named Pierre E. Genecand as a candidate for the FEI presidency and submitted the official candidacy to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) today. The elections, at which, contrary to her original intention, the incumbent…

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Swiss Question FEI Commitment to Endurance Reform

In the lead-up to the endurance conference on February 9, 2014, the Swiss Equestrian Federation (SEF) is concerned about the quality of the data to be used as a basis for the upcoming discussions. The endurance strategic planning group has…

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Dutch Equestrian Federation Also Requests Independent Endurance Inquiry

The Dutch Equestrian Federation (KNHS) has joined the Swiss Equestrian Federation in asking the FEI for an independent commission to review the animal welfare and doping issues in the sport of Endurance. While the FEI is establishing a committee to…

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Swiss Equestrian Federation Insists on Independent Commission to Review Endurance Issues

In the course of a round table discussion with the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), a decision was taken to form an independent commission of experts to address and resolve the serious doping and animal welfare problems in endurance sport. The…

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Swiss Protest “Negative Evolution of the FEI discipline Endurance”

In a March 26, 2013, letter from the Swiss Federation, sent to the FEI and distributed to the National Equestrian Federations and European Equestrian Federation, the “negative evolution of the FEI discipline Endurance in the last few years” and the…

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