The FEI has provisionally suspended the US dressage rider after condemning videos surfaced on social media showing him whipping horses.
Top equestrian influencers This Esme, Gemma Owen and Riding with Rhi discuss all things equine and social media in this free webinar.
A number of rule revisions have been put forward, and national federations and stakeholders have seven weeks to respond with feedback.
New research shows that while public opinion still supports riding horses, concerns around welfare in sport remain.
The FEI-appointed Equine Ethics and Wellbeing Commission launched a new survey to gauge welfare proposal reactions from stakeholders.
The draft proposal presented at the FEI Sports Forum outlines measures to ensure that equine behavioural, social, physical and mental needs are met.
The World Bitless Association has made a formal request to the FEI to allow bit-free bridles in FEI competition, particularly dressage.
Changes are in effect for dressage Young Horse classes, Hunter Derbies, and the authority of Ground Juries regarding horse welfare.
“We need to have the courage to look in the mirror and accept not only what we see, but also what the general public sees...”
The 25th annual conference will be tackling the thorny question 'When does use of horses tip over into abuse?'
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