Ways to make eventing safer identified in new study

Ingrid Klimke (GER) riding SAP Hale Bob OLD at FEI Eventing European Championships 2021, Avenches, Switzerland (FEI/Richard Juilliart).

Ways to make eventing safer identified in new study Ways to make eventing safer have been identified in a new study by University of Bristol academics. In the first study of horse falls for over 20 years, Bristol academics have identified some simple interventions to make eventing safer.  The new data hopes to guide the reduction of injury and falls. The study pinpointed characteristics associated with an increased risk of falls in eventing, such as higher-level events, longer courses, more starters at cross-country phase and less experienced horses and athletes.…

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International Showjumper Banned For Using Spiked Boots

Germany’s Jos Verlooy and Jacobien Dwerse Hagen rode to win The Bunn Leisure Salver at the world-renowned Hickstead Showground, in West Sussex this morning.

International Showjumper Banned For Using Spiked Boots NOTE: Images used in this article do in no way represent the type of boots used by Andre Schröder – the images are for decorative purposes only. An international showjumper has been banned for using spiked boots, in the first case of it’s kind. Ukrainian showjumper, Andre Schröder has been banned from FEI competition after sharp pressure points were found inside of the boots of his competing horse in May. Riding 13-year-old gelding, Allegro at the CSI* in Samorin, Slovakia, the points inside…

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Dutch deliver another magnificent victory in Barcelona 

The Dutch team in celebration mood after their superb victory in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final 2021 at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain today. (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Dutch deliver another magnificent victory in Barcelona Written by Louise Parkes For the third time since the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final was staged back in 2013, The Netherlands reigned supreme at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona, Spain on Sunday. With the stoicism and quiet determination that has long been their trademark, the side of Maikel van Vleuten, Willem Greve, Sanne Thijssen and Harrie Smolders held firm to take the coveted title that never loses its sparkle. It was Smolders who clinched it with his anchorman ride,…

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BEF and BD Announce Teams for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) riding Zaire-E, third place at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020 - Aarhus (DEN) Photo Copyright © FEI/Ridehesten.com/Annette Boe Østergaard

BEF and BD Announce Teams for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships British Equestrian (BEF) and the British Dressage (BD) Selectors have announced the athlete and horse combinations that will form the teams tor the FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championship, set to take place at Hagen, Germany, on 7–12 September this year. Selected Senior Dressage European Championships team, listed in alphabetical order by athlete surname: Charlotte Dujardin (35) based in Newent, Gloucestershire with Renai Hart, Carl Hester and her own Gio (chestnut, gelding, 10yrs, 16hh, Apache x Tango, Breeders: H J de…

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Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior and U25 Dressage European Championships

Jeanine NIEUWENHUIS (NED) riding TC ATHENE at FEI Dressage European Championships 2020 - Under 25's Grand Prix Freestyle- Pilisjàszfalu (HUN). Nieuwenhuis finished in silver medal position. Photo Copyright © FEI/Lukasz Kowalski

Olympic Trio Among Nominated Entries for FEI Senior Dressage European Championships Olympic medalists Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Charlotte (Lottie) Fry have all been nominated to compete in the FEI Senior Dressage European Championships which is set to take place in Hagen, Germany 7-12 September 2021. Still riding high from Team GB’s success at the Tokyo Olympics, British Equestrian and the British Dressage Selectors yesterday (7 August) confirmed the long list nominations for both Senior and the U25’s Dressage European Championships. FEI Senior Dressage European Championship The eight athlete and horse combinations…

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FEI European Championships 2021 for Young Riders Results

Tabitha Kyle (GBR) Desterly FEI Jumping European Championships for Young Riders, Juniors, Children - Vilamoura 2021 © FEI/Leanjo de Koster

FEI European Championships 2021 for Young Riders Results A hat-trick of Team gold for brilliant Belgians by Louise Parkes Germany’s Mathias Westendarp claimed the Individual Young Rider title, Great Britain’s Ava Vernon topped the Juniors and Hungary’s Gyula Szuhal Jr. was crowned Children’s champion at the FEI European Championships 2021 for Young Riders, Juniors and Children which drew to a close at Herdade da Comporta in Vilamoura (POR) last week. But in the battle for the Team medals, Belgium secured an incredible hat-trick of wins in all three categories. Juniors…

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Dutch do themselves proud in Rotterdam

Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Rotterdam 2021, (NED) Maikel van der Vleuten and Beauville Z CHIO Rotterdam 2021 © FEI/Leanjo de Koster

Dutch do themselves proud in Rotterdam Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup, Rotterdam Written by Louise Parkes In the presence of the former Queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix, Rob Ehrens’ Dutch team did themselves proud when coming out on top in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup in Rotterdam (NED). There was a super-sharp edge to the fourth and last leg of the 2021 series as the 10 teams took on the 12-fence track set by Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games course designer Santiago Varela. Just three days ahead of the…

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Team USA Withdraws from FEI Endurance World Champs

Paula Muntala Sanchez (ESP), aged 21, riding 10-year old part-Arabian Echo Falls secured individual gold and also guided her team to gold at the 120km FEI European Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors in Rio Frio, Portugal on 3 September. (FEI/Endurance in the World)

Team USA Withdraws from FEI Endurance World Championships in Pisa The United States of America have announced the withdrawal of their FEI Endurance World Championship team after one of it’s horses developed a fever. A total of 31 nations will line up for the start of the FEI Endurance World Championship on Saturday 22 May, 12 of which will be battling for the team medals.  The horse, which has been stabled off-site (approximately 2km away) since its arrival, was investigated by a veterinarian before bloods were taken to identify the…

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NEW eGame FEI Equestriad World Tour Version Released this May

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NEW eGame FEI Equestriad World Tour Version Released this May FEI Equestriad World Tour takes equestrian eGaming to next level Fans can expect a new and totally authentic look to their equestrian eGame experience with the release of the official FEI Equestriad World Tour version in May. The game, which targets horse lovers of all ages, has a potential global audience of over three billion gamers in more than 175 countries. Developed by GoGallop Studios, a leading publisher in the mobile game world, the FEI Equestriad™ World Tour simulates an…

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FEI Explain Testing for EHV-1 Return to Competition

2022 FEI Dressage and Eventing European Championships for Young Riders & Juniors

FEI Explain Testing for EHV-1 Return to Competition The FEI have announced the key areas for testing for EHV-1 that will be covered by the Return to Competition protocols following the outbreak. The rollout, which was launched on 30 March, includes advance PCR testing (for certain designated events only), temperature monitoring of horses as well as enhanced Examination on Arrival procedures. Stringent biosecurity measures and mitigation plans, in line with the FEI Veterinary Regulations, also form part of the Return To Competition measures. The new modules, that have been added…

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FEI Extends Shutdown of International Events in Mainland Europe due to EHV-1 Outbreak

FEI extends shutdown of international events in mainland Europe due to EHV-1 outbreak

FEI Extends Shutdown of International Events in Mainland Europe due to EHV-1 Outbreak The FEI has imposed a further two-week extension of the shutdown of all international events in mainland Europe until 11 April 2021 due to the ongoing outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The FEI had previously announced a 28-day shutdown on 1 March 2021. The move, which aims to minimise the further spread of the very aggressive strain of the virus, was unanimously approved at an emergency FEI Executive Board meeting today. The…

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EHV-1 Outbreak Forces FEI to Cancel All European Mainland Events

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EHV-1 (neurological form) Outbreak Forces FEI to Cancel All European Mainland Events The FEI has cancelled international events in 10 countries on the European mainland with immediate effect and until 28 March 2021 due to the rapid evolution of a very aggressive strain of the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1), which originated in Valencia (ESP) and has already resulted in related outbreaks in at least three other countries in Europe. This decision applies to all FEI disciplines, but in order to prevent huge numbers of horses simultaneously departing the Jumping…

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PETA Demands Equestrian Authorities Probe After Competitor Beats Horse for Refusing Fence

competitive jumper beats horse in show ring

PETA Demands Equestrian Authorities Probe After Competitor Beats Horse for Refusing Fence Group Also Seeks Cruelty-to-Animals Investigation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have called on Tom O’Mara, president of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), and Ingmar De Vos of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) to investigate the vicious whipping of a horse at a show at California’s Desert International Horse Park. Video footage (below) from January 30 shows German Grand Prix jumper Kevin Lemke forcefully striking a horse named Good Luck with a whip…

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Bredow-Werndl Storms to Victory While Werth Settles for Second in Salzburg

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB led the German domination of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2020/2021 Western European League qualifier in Salzburg, Austria today (FEI/Lukasz Kowalski)

Bredow-Werndl Storms to Victory While Werth Settles for Second in Salzburg Written by Louise Parkes Defending champions Werth and Weihegold have to settle for second as Germans scoop top four placings Watch the highlights video below   It has been a long wait since the first leg was staged last October, but the resumption of the 2020/2021 FEI Dressage World Cup Western European League didn’t disappoint when Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB swept to victory in Salzburg, Austria today. In a cracker of a competition, the pair…

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Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021

Team Ireland celebrate win Longines FEI Nations Cup Final 2019 - Barcelona

Team Allocation Gives Sporting Fans Hope for 2021 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 Europe Division 1 Team Allocations Confirmed Allocation of teams to Europe Division 1 events for the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup 2021 series have been confirmed, giving equestrian sports fans something really positive to look forward to next season following a year of significant disruption to the worldwide sporting calendar. The Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup is equestrian sport’s most prestigious team challenge, with teams from around the world competing for one of the most coveted…

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FEI Announce the UAE National Federation will Remain Suspended

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FEI Announce the UAE National Federation will Remain Suspended The FEI has announced the United Arab Emirates National Federation will remain suspended from FEI membership until the end of 2020 (31st December) following the outcome of an appeal. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirmed the decision on the 17th November via videoconference following an appeal by the UAE against the suspension imposed by the FEI Board on 24 September 2020. We welcome today’s [17/11/2020] CAS decision confirming that a violation of the FEI rules occurred which warranted a…

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FEI General Assembly 2020 to be Livestreamed

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FEI General Assembly 2020 to be Livestreamed The organisers of the FEI General Assembly have confirmed the 2020 event will go ahead online due to the COVID-19 restrictions that are currently in place. This year’s Assembly will take place on Monday 23 November 2020 (12:00 – 16:30 CET) and is available to watch live here. About the FEI General Assembly The Assembly is a platform for discussions and voting on the major decisions of the FEI and the governance of the sport. It is held in a different location every…

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FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020

Germany's Ingrid Klimke and the Westphalian mare Cascamara won the 6-Year-Old title at the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020 at Le Lion d'Angers (FRA). (FEI/Solène Bailly)

FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020 Westphalian Cascamara tops 6-year-olds, Trakehner Sweetwaters Ziethen T wins 7-year-old title at Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses Guest Post: Written by Louise Parkes There was an exciting conclusion to the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2020 at the Haras National at l’Isle de Briand in Le Lion d’Angers (FRA) yesterday, where German star Ingrid Klimke steered Cascamara to claim the 6-year-old title and compatriot Sophie Leube topped the 7-year-old category with Sweetwaters Ziethen T.…

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FEI Pledges Millions in Funding Through FEI Solidarity

FEI Pledges Millions in Funding Through FEI Solidarity The FEI will make available close to CHF (Swiss Franc) 3 million for further development funding through FEI Solidarity, including just over CHF 1 million through the newly created FEI Covid-19 Relief Fund for National Federations that have been severely impacted by the ongoing pandemic. The new Relief Fund was approved by the FEI Board at its online meeting on 10 September. Allocation of funds to over 40 National Federation projects in 23 countries and other development initiatives go forward for approval…

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Kaley Cuoco Helps Launch #ForTheLoveOfEquestrian with Heartwarming Video

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Kaley Cuoco Helps Launch #ForTheLoveOfEquestrian with Heartwarming Video American actress and avid equestrian Kaley Cuoco is the voice of the FEI’s latest digital campaign, #ForTheLoveOfEquestrian, as she shares her enthusiasm, passion and love for the sport that has been at the core of the Olympic Movement for over a century. The campaign features an exclusive heart-warming video narrated by the actress, who has been riding since she was a teenager. The video aims to unite fans and bring equestrian sporting action back to centre stage during a time where broadcast…

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FEI to Create Discipline-Specific Task Forces to Deal with COVID-19 Impact

Jacqueline Siu of Hong Kong kisses her individual dressage gold medal during the equestrian competition at the 18th Asian Games at Jakarta International Equestrian Park on August 23, 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo FEI/Yong Teck Lim

FEI to Create Discipline-Specific Task Forces to Deal with COVID-19 Impact Equestrian News :: Everything Horse The FEI has this afternoon (25.3.20) announced the intention to create a series of discipline-specific task forces to evaluate the impact on the FEI Calendar due to COVID-19, the pandemic which has now resulted in the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The FEI Board approved the creation of the task forces during its monthly teleconference yesterday (24 March). The task forces, each of which will focus on a single discipline,…

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FEI Sports Forum moves online due to Coronavirus Covid-19

FEI Sports Forum 2020 to be Hosted Online due to Coronaivirus. Simone Blum of Germany riding DSP Alice members of the leading Team from Germany compete during Day 3 of the Longines FEI Jumping European Championship, speed competition against the clock. Photo Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images for FEI

FEI Sports Forum moves online due to Coronavirus Covid-19 The 2020 FEI Sports Forum has been moved to online due to the risk surrounding attendees travelling to and from the event. The FEI conducted a full risk assessment of the rapidly evolving Coronavirus Covid-19 situation, in line with the recommendations of the relevant health authorities, in order to evaluate whether the health and safety of delegates at next month’s FEI Sports Forum can be assured. The FEI Sports Forum involves a gathering of multiple persons travelling from all over the…

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Bertram Allen brings a sold-out crowd to its feet with last-to-first victory in Toronto

Bertram Allen (IRL) and GK Casper soar over the final fence and secure their win in the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Toronto (CAN) on 9 November 2019. (FEI/Simon Stafford)

Written by Catie Staszak Bertram Allen (IRL) landed off the final fence and brought a sold-out crowd to its feet with his victory in the $210,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Toronto (CAN). The 24-year-old’s elation was evident as he rode GK Casper to the top of the class in the gelding’s World Cup debut. Last to go in a four-horse jump-off, their winning time over Michel Vaillancourt’s (CAN) shortened track was 34.70 seconds. Jos Verlooy (BEL) and Igor led until that final ride and settled for second with a…

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Super-cool Scott Brash bags victory in Verona

Great Britain’s Scott Brash and the super-mare Hello M’Lady scorched to victory at today’s fourth leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League in Verona, Italy. (FEI/Massimo Argenziano)

Written By Louise Parkes Great Britain’s Scott Brash, riding Hello M’Lady, posted a spectacular last-to-go victory during the fourth leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League in Verona, Italy. It seemed as if Ireland’s Darragh Kenny was about to provide the perfect post-competition headline for the competition staged in the “City of Love” when setting a super-fast target with the 10-year-old Romeo in the 16-horse jump-off. It was fast and furious from the outset, and when this pair galloped down the final line and stopped the…

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Lightning-fast Martin Fuchs and Clooney take Lyon by storm again

It was a back-to-back victory for World No. 2 and reigning European champion, Martin Fuchs with Clooney, when they came out on top at the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League at Lyon, France today. (FEI/Eric Knoll)

By Louise Parkes Switzerland’s Martin Fuchs and his brilliant gelding Clooney showed exactly why they are the superstars of the sport with a scorching to victory in the third leg of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ 2019/2020 Western European League at Lyon in France. The 27-year-old rider, who is reigning European champion and No. 2 on the current Longines world rankings, was back on familiar territory having also won this leg 12 months ago with his same grey wonder-horse. And it was just another magic Sunday for the Swiss…

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