News: Horse Sport

FEI and World Horse Welfare Collaboration

World Horse Welfare, the international horse charity, has become the fourth of the former FEI Associate Members to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the FEI. The FEI has collaborated with World Horse Welfare for over 30 years, developing

Roly Owers (left), Chief Executive of World Horse Welfare, the international horse charity, and FEI First Vice President and Chair of the FEI Veterinary Committee John McEwen (right), signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 22nd National Equine Forum on 6 March at which FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos (centre) addressed experts from across Government, welfare, veterinary science and equestrian sport

WEF Update: Week 9

Week 9 began with Tuesday’s viewing of VDL Stud’s exciting young jumper prospects, which had been flown in from The Netherlands several days previously. Seventeen horses were presented under saddle individually, each shown at the trot and canter and over

New Working Equid Veterinary Manual

Leading international equine welfare organisation the Brooke has captured 80 years of its veterinary expertise in a pioneering book out this month. The Working Equid Veterinary Manual is the first of its kind in the veterinary industry. Hundreds of copies

The Working Equid Veterinary Manual is available on Amazon.

Rodrigo Pessoa Wins $280,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI-W 4*

Brazil’s Rodrigo Pessoa jumped to victory with Citizenguard Cadjanine Z in Saturday night’s $280,000 FEI World Cup™ Grand Prix CSI-W 4*, presented by The Bainbridge Companies, at the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) in Wellington, FL. The

Rodrigo Pessoa and Citizenguard Cadjanine Z won the $280,000 FEI World Cup Grand Prix CSI-W 4*. Photo by Sportfot

2014 Alberta Wild Horse Cull is Over

Arrests and sit-in protests peppered the feral horse capture season this year as the Alberta Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resources Development (ESRD) issued three capture permits in January, allowing for the removal of up to 196 feral horses from

One herd of wild horses near Sundre, Alberta, taken last November.Photo by Bob Henderson, of the Wild Horses of Alberta Society

FEI Clarifies Procedures in Anti-Doping Cases

In response to recent discussions in the equestrian community about the length of time that FEI anti-doping cases may take to prosecute, the FEI is keen to clarify its procedures. “It is the FEI’s role to ensure the full integrity

Jacqueline Brooks Shines in the CDI-W Palm Beach Derby

The 2012 Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Brooks landed in the top ten twice this past weekend at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI-W featured during week eight of the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival held February 28-Mar 2 at The Stadium

Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro during week eight of the 2014 AGDF. Photo by Susan J Stickle

US President’s Budget Will Not Fund Slaughter

Earlier this year, it was reported that the United States Congress would withhold federal funding for horse slaughter plant inspections in 2014. It has now been announced that president Barack Obama has extended the funding freeze until September 2015. This

Cases of Strangles in Waterloo-Wellington County

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) has received reports of several cases of equine Strangles (S. equi sp. equi infection) in the Waterloo-Wellington County area. Strangles is not a reportable disease in the province of Ontario, however, it