Journalists Win Protest Against FEI in Horse Abuse Case

Two journalists have won their protest against the FEI for failing to apply an appropriate sanction in a case of horse abuse. Daily Telegraph columnist Pippa Cuckson and former Horse & Hound editor Lucy Higginson sought harsher penalties for an endurance rider who was seen kicking and hitting his horse in the closing stages of […]

Horse Dies During Initial Stages of WEG Endurance Competition

UPDATE: Costa Rican rider Claudia Romero Chacon, who was injured in an accident 13.6 kilometres into the first loop of the Endurance course at Sartilly (FRA) this morning, has undergone surgery for fractures and internal injuries. She is in a serious but stable condition. Sadly her horse was killed instantly in the incident. There were two […]

Chair of the Dutch Endurance Team Resigns

The Chair of the Dutch Endurance team, Marc van den Dungen, has resigned his position and explained his decision in an open letter to the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation. For the benefit of: concerned and interested parties and the press. Concerning the resignation of Marc van de Dungen as independant chairman of the Endurance Technical […]

FEI Bureau Approves Endurance Rules Revisions

The FEI Bureau has approved the revised Endurance rules during the second day of its in-person meeting in the FEI Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI). The revised rules, which are in line with the recommendations of the Endurance Strategic Planning Group (ESPG) and which received widespread support at the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI) in […]

Far-reaching Initiatives Announced at Endurance Round Table

The FEI has announced bold steps that will ensure improved protection of the welfare of horses in Endurance events, proposing unprecedented athlete penalties for equine injuries, extended rest periods and increased accountability. The moves were fully supported by delegates attending the Endurance round table on April 29th at the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne (SUI). […]

More Video Evidence of Abuse at Bahrain Endurance Race

On the same weekend that delegates from around the world met in Switzerland to discuss ways to reform the sport of endurance, in another part of the world – Bahrain (a country on the shores of the Persian Gulf) – the King’s Cup CEI was taking place. Footage from this race shows the winning rider […]

Endurance Conference Focuses on Strategic Plan

Delegates from 23 countries reached a broad consensus on the strategic plan for Endurance sport at the one-day Endurance conference in Lausanne (SUI) on February 9th. The conference was attended by more 70 delegates, with a total of 20 National Federations represented. Other bodies attending the conference were the European Equestrian Federation, World Horse Welfare, […]

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 compiled the data based on responses from national federations to a questionnaire sent out by […]

Nutrition and Health Update for Endurance Horses

Nagy, Murray and Dyson recently published a study in the first issue of the 2014 Equine Veterinary Journal (Volume 46, pages 38-44), titled Descriptive epidemiology and risk factors for eliminations from Fédération Equestre Internationale endurance rides due to lameness and metabolic reasons (2008-2011). In light of the upcoming Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France […]