News: Horse Sport

Hypersensitivity Explained on YouTube

A short video in which Paul Farrington, FEI-appointed veterinarian and member of the thermography team at the FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Geneva, explains the concept of hypersensitivity in a horse further to the disqualification of the horse Sapphire

Canadian Dressage Youth Win on the West Coast

Ottawa, Ontario—The future of Canadian dressage is in good hands following results at recent US West Coast CDI competitions. Three of our country’s junior and young riders, Esmee Ingham, 18, Jennifer Wood, 20, and Monica Houweling, 17, kept Canada’s name

Birthday Boy Ehning Wins Third World Cup

Germany’s Marcus Ehning will celebrate his 36th birthday tomorrow as the newly-crowned 2010 Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping champion. In the Palexpo arena in Geneva, Switzerland this afternoon he kept the coolest head despite an early mistake and won through

FEI Tribunal Denies USEF Request

An urgent appeal/protest was lodged this morning by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), McLain Ward (Person Responsible) and Dr Tim Ober (USEF Team Veterinarian) against the disqualification of Sapphire from the FEI World Cup™ Final. The FEI Tribunal heard

EquiFit, inc. Supports McLain Ward

Boston, MA – April 19, 2010 – Two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward’s horse Sapphire was disqualified after the second round of the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals in Geneva, Switzerland, this past weekend after being deemed, ‘unfit to compete’. 

Hypersensitivity in Equestrian Competition

All horses show normal nerve sensation or sensitivity. Where that sensation is increased beyond normal limits it is called hypersensitivity. Hypersensitivity can be produced by a range of normal occurrences, such as an insect sting or accidental self-inflicted injury.  

Rolex FEI World Cup™ Driving Final 2009/2010 Geneva

Geneva (SUI), 18 April 2010
  After a thrilling competition, Australia’s Boyd Exell has won the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Driving Final in Geneva, presented by Brasserie A. Egger. Being the title defender, winner of three World Cup™ Driving events this

Sapphire Disqualified from World Cup Final

Sapphire, the horse ridden by McLain Ward (USA), has been eliminated from the second round of the FEI World Cup™ Final last night (16 April) and disqualified from the rest of the event following a positive hypersensitivity test. The horse