Pippa Cuckson

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Petition Against Endurance in the UAE

The FEI is facing calls to remove the 2016 world endurance championship from Dubai, with the opinion of governing bodies now boosted by a public petition. The latest crisis stems from shocking images, which went viral, from the official ride livestream of a junior event at Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi on January 30th. Grooms flooded […]
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Bogus Endurance Races Investigated

It was reported last week that the UAE allegedly falsified results from two apparently faked endurance rides, supposedly held December 23rd and January 21st. Now, it was been revealed, in an article by Pippa Cuckson in The Daily Telegraph, that 10 more suspicious races have been found in the FEI’s database. Cuckson reports that the […]
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Questions Over Legitimacy of Endurance Races

Earlier this week, on her blog Pippa Cuckson, questioned whether an endurance race recorded as having taken place on January 21st in Dubai actually ran. While the results for the 120km CEI qualifier for last month’s President’s Cup were recorded in the FEI’s database, they revealed a surprisingly high – 90 per cent – completion […]
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Intrepid Reporter Gets More Accolades

Equestrian journalist Pippa Cuckson has received the Liz Dudden Memorial Trophy in recognition of her tireless quest to expose horse welfare issues at the highest level of sport. Her ongoing coverage of the Middle East endurance scandals in international media outlets, including her blog at horsesport.com/cuckson-report, has shone a light on these issues, and demanded […]
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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 […]
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Cuckson Report

  Horse-Canada.com is excited to welcome Pippa Cuckson to our roster of bloggers. Her Cuckson Report, at www.horsesport.com/cuckson-report, will shine a light on equestrian issues and happenings from around the globe. An equestrian journalist for more than 35 years, Cuckson doesn’t shy away from hard-hitting subject matter. She has most recently been campaigning for a […]

Endurance Scandal at French Ride

Fears are growing among the French endurance community that the World Equestrian Games ride in Sartilly will see scandal arising from the Compiegne FEI ride