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French Equestrian Federation Supports FEI’s Decision to Remove UAE Endurance Races from Calendar

The French Equestrian Federation has released a brief statement (below), showing their support of the FEI’s decision to remove the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the…

I Wanna Hold Your Hand…

Candidates for the FEI presidency have now published their manifestos, but even with this belated opportunity to widen debate into issues rather than personalities, Ingmar de Vos is still getting flak. The current FEI secretary general has controversial ambitions to…

Staff Changes at FEI Headquarters

Manuel Bandeira de Mello (POR) has been appointed as FEI Endurance Director to replace Ian Williams, who is due to retire at the end of December. The new Director takes up his post at FEI Headquarters next Monday, 1 December…

Manuel Bandeira de Mello (POR) who has been appointed as the new FEI Endurance Director. Photo Hugues Siegenthaler/FEI

10 Questions for the FEI Presidential Candidates

The FEI will be hosting its presidential election on December 14th in Baku, Azerbaijan as part of the General Assembly. After serving the FEI for two terms, HRH Princess Haya opted not to serve a third term and six candidates…

How to Make Up a Presidential Campaign as You Go Along

I recently heard a fantastic put-down in a trailer for a TV show. A new boss introduces himself: “Hello, I am replacing Professor Dalton.” A waspish underling retorts: “No, you are not replacing him. You are merely getting his job.”…

Marmoog Watch Continued and Democracy at Work

It’s seven months and 11 days since The Daily Telegraph gave the FEI photographic evidence of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum (Crown Prince of Dubai, new world champion and stepson of outgoing FEI president Princess Haya) riding two different horses under…

The #SupportYourNation Winners Are

Over two million people connected around the world for the FEI’s interactive social media competition #SupportYourNation during last week’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping Final in Barcelona (ESP). That’s enough people to fill the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona…

International Jumping and Dressage Riders Clubs sign MOUs with FEI

The International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) and the International Dressage Riders Club (IDRC), which together represent the world’s top athletes, have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the FEI. The two organisations, formerly FEI Associate Members, will work closely with…

2,000 Penalty Points? Step Up to the Podium, Please!

I have keenly read debate on social media and elsewhere as to whether the all-sports-in-one-basket formula has reached its sell-by date, in the wake of the shambolic WEG at Normandy. I don’t know Bromont, but from what one can deduce…

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…



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