Saturday, July 31, 2021

Bermuda: Brangman Featured On Endurance News Cover - Full Article

July 30, 2021

The cover of the August 2021 issue of Endurance News — which is published monthly by American Endurance Ride Conference — features Bermuda’s Marvin Brangman.

Brangman and the Kaolean Machine, owned by Marcia Weilbach, earned Best Condition at the 100 Mile AERC National Championships in Montana last month...

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

FEI European Endurance Championship 2021 Nominated Entries announced - Full Article
17th July 2021

Ermelo, the Netherlands. Saturday 17 July 2021.

Ermelo will be the exceptional venue of two major championships in one week with the FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors scheduled on Thursday 9 September 2021 and for which Endurance World published yesterday the list of nominated entries.

Two days later, on Saturday 11 September 2021, the European Endurance Championship will take off. A total of 88 riders and 105 horses are on the nominated entry list for this 2021 European Championship. (see below)

Defending Champion Italian rider Costanza Laliscia singed present and is entered with two horses Assim Du Barthas and Xique Xique Heb.

For the teams classification defending champion Spain entered once again with a strong force. Earlier this year in Pisa, Spain claimed the team world title. One of their star riders Maria Alvarez Ponton is entered with five horses on this nominated list.

Power houses like France and Italy will for sure line up an impressive delegation...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Nominated list FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors 2021 announced - Full Article
16th July 2021

Ermelo, the Netherlands. Friday 16 July 2021.

The nominated entry list for FEI World Endurance Championship Young Riders and Juniors is now closed. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday 9 September 2021.

A total of 115 athletes and 140 horses are on the nominated list.

The FEI Emergency Board Resolution on 24 March 2021 suggested to “increase the number of Nominated Entries for Horses and Athletes from 10 Athletes and 14 Horses to 15 Athletes and 15 Horses (i.e. 15 combinations).” This condition was a modification of the FEI General Regulations.

It is worth noting that no National Federation signified disapproval by the deadline of 24 April 2021. This FEI Board Resolution was therefore final...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Great Britain: ‘The hardest day of my life’: 1,000-mile two-horse trek - Full Article

Sarah Radford
18 July, 2021 16:21

A solo rider is hoping to become the first person to trek the length of Britain with two horses.

Elsa Kent, 22, has embarked on the 1,000-mile journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End in an attempt to introduce environmental education into the school curriculum, as well as raise money for other environmental projects.

The health and human sciences graduate is now nearly 300 miles into her mission, accompanied by 17-year-old quarter horse Rosie, who she has owned since a foal, and seven-year-old part-bred Welsh mare Summer, who she bought just two weeks before the trip.

She was inspired to undertake the journey by family friend James Greenwood, who spent 10 years riding across the world...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Victory in Verona: Jeremy Reynolds and Treasured Moments Win the Fieracavalli Endurance Cup CEI3* - Full Article

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 13, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Verona wasn’t the original plan for Jeremy Reynolds (Dunnellon, Fla.) when he and Treasured Moments, the 11-year-old Arabian mare owned by Jeremy and his wife, Heather, made the journey overseas this spring. But a pivot in plans turned out to be a fortuitous one for Reynolds as he crossed the finish line to win the Fieracavalli Endurance Cup CEI3*160 km in Northern Italy’s Veneto region.

Reynolds was slated to compete as part of the U.S. Endurance Team at the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championships in San Rossore, Pisa, but redirected when another horse at the off-site stabling prior to the competition showed symptoms requiring monitoring under the FEI’s EHV-1 protocols. With the 2021 World Championship off the table, the door opened for the CEI one week later in Verona at the site of next year’s World Championship.

“I was there to race, so I jumped at the chance to see the course for next year,” said Reynolds. “I want to race against the best horses in the world and I didn’t want to miss my chance...”

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Thursday, July 08, 2021

FEI Tribunal issues Consent Award in equine anti-doping case

08 July 2021
Author: FEI

The FEI Tribunal has issued two Consent Awards in an equine anti-doping case involving Banned Substances.

In this case, the horse Lucky Boy Du Jugant (FEI ID 106PN38/UAE), ridden by Ajamal Jamsaid Alam (FEI ID 10114848/UAE) and trained by Musab Saleh Al Marzooqi (FEI ID 10113747/UAE), tested positive for the Banned Substances Nandrolone and its metabolite 5α-estrone-3β, 17α-diol, following samples taken at the CEI1*100 - Bou Thib (UAE), on 6 January 2021.

The positive finding was initially notified as an Atypical Finding (“ATF”) following which further investigation was carried out, resulting in the decision by the Atypical Findings Panel, that this ATF should be pursued as an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

Both athlete and trainer admitted the rule violation and accepted the consequences proposed by the FEI. In its Consent Award, the FEI Tribunal disqualified the horse and athlete from the event, and imposed an 18-month suspension on the athlete and the trainer. The period of the provisional suspension of athlete and trainer, which came into effect on 3 March 2021, shall be credited against the imposed ineligibility period, meaning both will be ineligible until 02 September 2022. They have each also been fined CHF 5,000.

The full Decisions are available here.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

FEI Issues Record Ban and $47,000 Fine for Endurance Doping Offence - Full Article

Rider-trainer Rafea Alamri used a cocktail of drugs associated with abuse in endurance by masking unsoundness and lowering the heart rate.

By: Pippa Cuckson | July 5, 2021

A Saudi Arabian endurance trainer-rider has been handed a record 7½-year ban and 35,000 Swiss Franc ($ CAN 47,000) fine by the FEI Tribunal for three separate doping offences over a 12-month period.

Two of Rafea Alamri’s offences occurred at Saudi Arabia’s new showcase endurance venue Al Ula in February 2019 and February 2020. They involved drugs described by the FEI as misused in endurance to mask unsoundness and lower heart-rates to get horses through the veterinary inspections.

The Tribunal heard that, each time, Alamri was aware of the previous positives before he tried to enter further FEI rides...

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Bermuda: Brangman Featured On Endurance News Cover - Full Article July 30, 2021 The cover of the August 2021 issue of Endurance News — which is published monthly by Ameri...