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Horse & Hound

Horse & Hound 28-Nov-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Every week Horse & Hound brings horse lovers up-to-date with the latest news and event reports and provides expert equestrian advice on subjects including training and horse care, the latest equine products and feed. The weekly features inform and entertain inspiring readers to go out and ride to improve their horsemanship in every discipline from eventing to show jumping, dressage to showing, polo and hunting. It is also the must read for anyone wanting to buy or sell a horse.

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FORGIVE the cynicism, but I am finding it remarkably refreshing to be heading towards an Olympic year, indeed any major championship year, and learning that the venue is ready for its participants. By all accounts, Tokyo could run the Olympics tomorrow. It will not be without its challenges, it gets warm being an understatement, but the organisers are instilling confidence. The great challenge is getting the equestrian community behind the new format, as per the FEI’s plea (news, p4). I understand that the International Olympic Committee insisted on change and so change was made to save other, even more displeasing, change being thrust upon them. However, the much maligned new eventing format has the potential to cause devastation to teams that ought to be on podiums. And given that is perfectly…

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all systems go for tokyo 2020 games

THE excitement of the Tokyo Olympics will “resonate across the country” to the benefit of equestrian sports, it is hoped, as preparations for next summer’s Games continue. Alec Lochore and Haruta Yasuhiko, of the Games’ organising committee, updated national federations on progress at the FEI general assembly in Moscow (16 to 19 November). Mr Lochore said the test event held in August had allowed the team to gather data, on issues such as mitigating the heat, travel and the way volunteers and officials will have to work. “We needed to build a team that’s extremely committed to delivering a great Games,” he said. Mr Lochore said more than 200,000 applications were made for 80,000 volunteer positions at the Games, which will be very popular, if the recent Rugby World Cup is anything to go…

2 min.
high hopes for better things after rule changes voted in

CAMPAIGNERS are hopeful for a sea of change in endurance after a raft of rule changes was approved at the FEI general assembly. National federations voted in favour of measures including an increase in qualifying criteria and the introduction of minimum rider weights for all distances, with the aim of slowing horses or eliminating them before they suffer serious injury. A spokesman for Clean Endurance said the group is “relieved”. “Although seven articles were amended to reflect certain national federations’ desire for a loosening of the new rules, the overall rules package should nonetheless be effective enough to have a real impact on horse welfare in endurance,” she said. “Clean Endurance had written to all national federations, urging them to vote in favour of the rule proposals to ensure the survival of endurance as…

1 min.
dope testing plans

THE FEI is looking at dope testing outside competitions, and testing from hair and saliva samples, it has been announced. Veterinary director Göran Akerström updated national federations at the general assembly on the FEI’s clean sport work. He spoke of “lots of discussion” over contamination and stable security, adding that there is a “huge need” for education of all stakeholders, and urging delegates to have national testing programmes and head vets in place. “We’ll introduce an electronic system giving us information on horses,” he added, “to enable us to start looking at out-of-competition testing, as it’s very important to ensure horses aren’t being trained on painkillers, for example. “We’re looking into hair testing, opening up the possibility of detecting anabolic steroids for a longer time. “And to deter micro-dosing of sedatives and heart rate-lowering substances…

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horses in the news

EXPLOSION W Ben Maher’s medal-winning horse has been sold, but Ben keeps the ride. Poden Farms sold the 10-year-old, who took individual silver with Ben at this year’s Europeans, to Pamela Wright and Charlotte Rossetter. MR PRESIDENT Steph Croxford’s much loved grand prix dressage star has been put down aged 25. The charismatic gelding’s CV included multiple international wins and top placings across Europe and at Hickstead and Olympia. CALIFORNIA CHROME The two-time US Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby winner has been sold to JS Company LTD of Japan to continue his breeding career. He won seven Group One races, with earnings of more than $14.7m (£11.5m).…

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in brief

AWARD SHORTLIST FOR ITV RACING ITV Racing has been nominated in the best sport programme category at the Broadcast Awards. Coverage of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, especially the “golden hour” in which Bryony Frost rode Frodon to victory, followed by Paisley Park’s Stayers Hurdle win, led to the nomination that ITV racing editor Richard Willoughby described as “wonderful recognition”. “That Thursday at Cheltenham will live long in the memory of all sports fans, not just those who love racing,” he said. The ceremony will take place on 5 February 2020, hosted by Harry Hill. WELLIES RUMOUR EMERGES ONLINE A LEADING insurer has reminded riders to think about the footwear they wear for driving, after a rumour that driving in wellies is illegal circulated online. A tabloid reported that driving in snow boots or wellies could mean a…