The NRHA granted permission to give horses a sedative and pain killer 30 minutes before competition and members are protesting.
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People banned for doping in one horse sport can continue to train and ride in another; the FEI thinks it’s time for a more joined-up approach.
Four of 13 starters completed the test ride for the title race in the UAE; footings expert to assess part of the natural desert track.
Top jumpers say many judges don’t have enough riding experience to decide whether or not an incident during a round is horse-unfriendly.
Riders who have trained over European terrain are unhappy to be facing a desert race, and there is astonishment that the troubled UAE won the bid.
The principle of one country, one vote is only ‘superficially’ democratic when rules are made by people who don't have to obey them, says former FEI constitutional task force chair Akaash Maharaj.
Voting powers of FEI member countries that will never produce an elite rider are in the spotlight again as Olympic dropscore debate rages on.
Many 120km endurance rides in the desert will have to run under FEI rules in future, unless organisers drastically reduce the number of foreigners invited.
Format changes enabling more countries in Olympic equestrian events were not justified, especially when other sports don’t have to comply.
The future of the riding phase is in the balance, but suggestions for an alternative are unworkable within the shrinking Olympic format.