Saturday, June 01, 2013

European Equestrian Federation Press Release on Endurance Discipline

Warendorf, 29 May 2013

The Board of European Equestrian Federation (EEF) discussed the challenges in Endurance discipline identified by the Swiss NF at its meeting in Warsaw on Tuesday 27 May 2013 and reviewed the the discussions that had taken place between other NFs and the FEI. The Board determined to ask the FEI:

- to make public the actions it has already taken to protect our sport through their "Clean Sport" and other initiatives;

- to appoint an "independent commission" led by a highly respected chairman to review the challenges and future for Endurance and make appropriate recommendations for action.

The President of the EEF, Dr. Hanfried Haring, said:

"We back fully the work of the FEI, it's "Clean Sport" policy and it's determination to maintain high levels of welfare amongst the horses competing internationally. We are fully confident that the FEI will provide the leadership to ensure a prosperous long term future for the Endurance discipline of our sport."

The EEF currently embraces 43 member national federations as well as 6 associate members in its organisation.

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