Equestrian Australia


FEI Will Not Mandate Hendra Vaccination for Horses

The FEI has said it is not planning to mandate vaccination against the fatal Hendra virus, following outcry in Australia over the past two weeks. The rare but zoonotic (spreads between animals and humans) Hendra is a hugely divisive topic in Australia. Some horse owners say they would stop competing rather than vaccinate, even if […]

Australian Eventer Suspended for Alleged Sexual Abuse

Australian 4* eventing rider Callum Buczak has become the first person to be provisionally suspended while criminal proceedings are ongoing for alleged sexual abuse under the FEI’s new safeguarding procedures. Buczak, 28, was charged in August with rape. Initially the national federation, Equestrian Australia, declined to suspend him while the case was ongoing in the […]