Following the Olympia Grand Prix CSI5* at Olympia, The London International Horse Show (GBR) on December 21, 2015, Bertram Allen (IRL) was disqualified by the Ground Jury under Article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules when the FEI Steward tasked with the mandatory post-competition boot and bandage control reported to the Ground Jury that Allen’s horse, Quiet Easy, had presented with blood on the offside (right) flank. FEI Jumping Rules Article 242.3.1 – Mandatory Disqualification – states: ‘Horses bleeding on the flank(s), in the mouth or nose or marks indicating excessive use of spurs or of the whip anywhere on the Horse’.
An appeal was lodged by Ms Mhairi Alexander who had been appointed by the Rider and Mrs E Phillips, the Owner, to speak on their behalf. The Appeal Committee heard from the Ground Jury, the FEI Steward and the appointed representative of the Rider.
The Appeal Committee upheld the decision of the Ground Jury that Bertram Allen was correctly disqualified from the competition.
The class was awarded to Michael Whitaker (GBR) and Viking.