Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Drugs breach: Asking if a horse is “fine” is not enough, says tribunal

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March 17, 2019 Horsetalk.co.nz

A student who rode an unfamiliar mount in a 100km endurance ride in Qatar in April 2017 has been suspended and fined after the horse failed a drug test.

Abdul Rahman Hamad S H Juma told the FEI Tribunal that the first time he rode the horse was only a few hours before the CEI1* race in Doha.

The student, who rides only in his spare time, rode the Qatar-registered horse Next in Line Grangeway in the event. He said he had been told beforehand that the horse was fine.

The horse was selected for sampling and tested positive for acepromazine and its metabolic byproduct, hydroxyethylpromazine sulphoxide. They are tranquilisers used for sedation and dilation of blood vessels.

Both are listed as controlled medications under the FEI’s anti-doping rules.

Juma submitted a statement from the owner and trainer of the horse, Turki Misfer AL Hababi.

AL Hababi confirmed that he was responsible for the failed drug test, and stressed that Juma had not ridden or trained the horse previously.

Juma told the tribunal that he had never ridden for AL Habibi either before or after the event. He was just asked to come for the ride, was told the horse was fine, and that was all...

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Tryon International Equestrian Center violates animal waste disposal regulations

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Karen Chávez, Asheville Citizen Times Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 15, 2019

MILL SPRING – Fresh from paying a $64,000 fine for water quality violations earlier this year, the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Polk County has been cited for more violations, this time for improper disposal of animal waste.

The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Water Resources Division issued the TIEC a notice of violation of its animal waste disposal permit on March 6. Inspectors found that manure was being spread on saturated fields and during rain events during a Feb. 21 visit to the site.

The DEQ found five violations at the TIEC, run by managing partner Mark Bellissimo. The 1,600-acre facility with arenas, stables, restaurants and shops is a world-class horseback riding, training and exhibition center that hosted the World Equestrian Games last September with more than 400,000 spectators and 800 athletes and their horses from around the globe...

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Friday, March 15, 2019

UAE: Stage set for Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup

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Race to take place at Dubai Equestrian Club on Saturday

Published: March 14, 2019 20:27
Staff Report

Dubai: The Dubai Equestrian Club (DEC) will host the CEN 119km Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline on Saturday.

The event is the highlight of the Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup Festival, which commenced on March 11.

The festival is sponsored by Meydan Pillar Partners Emirates Airline and is held at the purpose-built state-of-the-art endurance facility, Dubai International Endurance City.

Named after Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the week-long festival opened with the CEN 119km Dubai Crown Prince Ride for Ladies on Monday.

This was followed by the CEN 119km Dubai Crown Prince Ride Restricted to Private Stables/Individuals on Tuesday, and the CEN 119km Yamamah Endurance Cup for Mares on Wednesday.


The Yamamah Cup is notably significant as it is named after the mare the Crown Prince rode to win the 2014 World Equestrian Games Endurance gold medal in France.

The finale, the CEN 119km Dubai Crown Prince Endurance Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline, will be flagged off on Saturday...

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https://gulfnews.com/sport/uae-sport/stage-set-for-dubai-crown-prince-endurance-cup-1.62667825

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Thailand’s The Horses Endurance Stable

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Feature made with the assistance of The Horses Endurance Stable Thailand
Photo Credit: The Horses Endurance Stable Thailand / Bank Kanchanavilai

8 March 2019

The Horses Endurance Stable, established in 2007 by Mr. Prutirat R. Serireongrith, is located at Nakhon-Ratchasima province, Thailand, close to the country’s first national park Khaoyai.

Expanding over 80 acres of land and including 30 stables, with more than 20 paddocks, a 20×40 meters indoor training ground and a 20-30 km endurance track. An average temperature of 15-25 °C all year long and surrounded by the Sankhampang mountain range, makes “The Horses” a great place to raise equine and host equestrian games of any kind. With excellent weather conditions and an ideal location, “The Horses” also breeds its own horses. All horses bred are 100 percent pure Arabians and have been DNA tested for lineage and approved by the WAHO (World Arabian Horse Association).

“The Horses” also implements rigorous training programs for horses to ensure them to be in top shape and peak performance, ready for any challenge throughout the year.

“Our main mission goes towards our horses’ health and well-being” says Mr. Prutirat, which he continues, “Our training program will help shape our horses to its best potential, attitude, and strength. I am sure you will love them...”

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

India: 'Marwari horses are humane, intelligent breed'

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Tabeenah Anjum, DH News Service, Jaipur, MAR 08 2019

As the sun goes down, a 93-year-old French horse rider Philippe Perrier blows a cool air, exchanges whispers as he touches his sharp nose with the face of a Marwari horse, before calling it a day. Philippe is one of the oldest riders at the third edi...

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Gallops of India brings 70 riders to Rajasthan

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Mar 8 2019 07:18:01 PM

Jaipur, Mar 8 (IANS): The Gallops of India, being held for the first time in the country from March 2-9, here in Rajasthan, brought 70 riders from across the world to the desert state.

The earlier editions of the event were organised in Morocco in 2018 and in Oman in 2014.

The riders have come from 16 different nations including India, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Oman, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the US to share their common love and passion for horse riding.

The ride covering a distance of 200 km started from the Shekhawati town of Mandawa on March 2 and witnessed the participation of professional as well as amateur riders from across ages and backgrounds.

The riders also included the cavalry members of India and Oman, the former Miss France as well as the 93-year-old Philippe Perrier from France.

The Gallops of India's major objective is the promotion of the Marwari Horses - the indigenous breed of Rajasthan, said Angad Deo Mandawa, co-organizer of the event...

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Saturday, March 09, 2019

Bahrain: FEI Investigates ‘Illegal Jab’ Video

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March 8, 2019 | Comments
by: Pippa Cuckson

Prominent figures in Bahrain endurance are being investigated by the FEI following allegations that a top-placed horse in last weekend’s King’s Cup race was illegally injected in the final vet-gate.

It has also emerged that Ahmed Janahi, registered trainer of the horse, was provisionally suspended on Wednesday (March 6th) by the FEI in connection with a prohibited substances offence involving another horse.

The FEI has received a copy of a video which was apparently taken off an official live broadcast from the King’s Cup, Bahrain’s most prestigious endurance race, posing questions why no stewards or judges noticed the incident on the day.

The video has been widely shared on Facebook (see below). It shows several people including Janahi (tall, in black jcket and sunglasses) clustered round Tammam de Lizonne while someone injects him in the neck. The horse went on to return an astonishing heart-rate of 46bpm at the final vet inspection. He placed third under rider Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak al Khalifa, a member of Bahrain’s ruling family...

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Drugs breach: Asking if a horse is “fine” is not enough, says tribunal

Horsetalk.co.nz - Full Article March 17, 2019 Horsetalk.co.nz A student who rode an unfamiliar mount in a 100km endurance ride in Qatar ...