FEI Fires Executive Director of Sport, David Holmes

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. It’s a resource issue principally — I was told it is for financial reasons, I suppose it’s the cost of the clean sport programme.”  He denies that this is related to the bute controversy. “There was no disagreement over the bute issue — our job at the FEI headquarters is to implement decisions made by the bureau and the general assembly.”  At the very least, the timing is curious.  Best of luck to David at finding a new job.  Thanks to Kat Netzler from the Chronicle for giving me a heads up on the story at H&H.

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