Have you ever had that moment when you’ve walked into the barn and found your horse drooling? And I mean really drooling. Like that adorable, yet super slobbery Mastiff that you (regrettably) stopped to pat...» Read More!
Happy day after Easter Eventing Nation! It’s a big news day throughout the equestrian world, so lets jump right into it: –First and most importantly, because today is the day after Easter, marshmallow Peeps go...» Read More!
USEF Saturday Press Release, COTH Convention Coverage The top story story lines at this year’s USEF convention: 1) The domination of Steffen Peters and Ravel, winning both 2009 Rider of the Year and Horse of...» Read More!
*3D3W: Max McManamy Part 2 NSAID Compromise at USEF Meeting “The primary controversy here in Louisville, Ky., is the proposed rule to limit therapeutic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use from the current allowable two NSAIDs to...» Read More!
From FEI Press Release: …In line with the Bureau’s earlier decision, theÂ present Equine Prohibited ListÂ and its accompanying Rules andÂ Veterinary RegulationsÂ will remain in effect until 4 April 2010. As of 5 April 2010, the FEI will...» Read More!
**Check out 3D3W’s interview with Jennie Brannigan, part 1. A very nice Cooper tribute by Stephanie Diaz on EventingUSA . Question: how am I linking on Wednesday night to a story that was published on...» Read More!
The Horse and Hound is reporting that the FEI delay and revote on the progressive list is nearly a certainty: “Although a firm decision has not yet been announced, every equestrian nation H&H has contacted...» Read More!
From Horsetalk.co.nz: “[Equestrian Sport of New Zealand] chief executive and secretary general Jim Ellis laid out New Zealand’s position in an open letter to FEI head Alex McLin… “Our international federation should be working to...» Read More!
The International Jumping Riders Club has joined the debate: “Dear President, We the International Jumping Riders Club are the athletes who form the sport that your International Federation is the governing body of. We represent the athletes...» Read More!
Excerpts from the FEI’s letter sent out to all member federations last week about postponing the ‘progressive list’ until a revote in November 2010, a move that we originally reported on Friday after hearing about it at...» Read More!
1) If you are wondering why your vet is not in town this week, it’s probably because they are partying it up studying in Las Vegas at the AAEP Convention. Ridiculous factoid: casinos never have clocks...» Read More!
“The FEI originally decided to postpone enactment until April, but under continuing pressure from a variety of nations, on Friday it contacted all its member countries asking for permission not to enact the NSAIDs rule...» Read More!
A high-ranking executive with the USEF said that “implementation of the progressive list has been delayed a year” during the public USEF High Performance Eligible Athletes Eventing Committee meeting at the USEA convention in Reston,...» Read More!
Eventing Nation has been extensively covering this FEI controversy since we first reported rumors of the potential change two weeks ago. When I got to the convention, I was excited to chat with more riders about the issue,...» Read More!
Full Story at Horse and Hound. David Holmes was 19 months into his term as Executive Director of Sport at the FEI, and said “I’m shocked, this has come totally out of the blue this afternoon....» Read More!
The full press release from the FEI. “The FEI has announced today (1 December) that the FEI Bureau has passed a Resolution delaying implementation of the new Equine Prohibited Substances List and the accompanying Equine...» Read More!
The USEF released a statement today in support of the FEI’s decision to allow bute and other NSAID’s at competitions. “The USEF is supportive of the rule change allowing certain non-steroidal medications included on the “Progressive...» Read More!
FEI President Princess Haya responded today to the growing dissent within the equestrian community about the FEI’s decision to allow low levels of bute and other NSAID’s. “…In equestrian sport, the predominant argument in recent...» Read More!
At a recent press conference, Breido Graf zu Rantzau, President of the German Equestrian Federation, discussed the possibility of a European boycott of the 2010 World Equestrian Games over the FEI’s decision to allow low...» Read More!
Eventing Nation has obtained a copy of a letter sent from a group of high-ranking FEI vets, including past and current members for the FEI veterinary commission. The letter was sent on Tuesday to FEI...» Read More!
A website has just been established to petition the FEI to reverse its ruling to allow small amounts of bute and other PED’s. The petition website is here, and read more about the story at...» Read More!
“Lambourn-based Jenny Hall, who apart from a daily involvement treating racehorses, is the veterinary services manager for the 2012 Olympics, said she was surprised by the decision and could envisage no crossover to racing. She...» Read More!
The Chronicle chimes in on the performance enhancers scandal at the FEI with this article. The article doesn’t break any incredible news, but is a good summary of the situation and is definitely worth a...» Read More!