Monday, September 28, 2015

Rest periods to be reviewed by Endurance GB following outcry

Horseandhound.co.uk - Full Article

Pippa Cuckson
28 September, 2015

Endurance GB (EGB) is reviewing rest periods and the procedure for returning horses to competition after a long break, following outcry over the fatality of a Ijaaz (pictured, top), a 20-year-old stallion, at Hexham on 1 August.

Ijaaz had been vetted out lame at his two previous rides this summer, having not competed since 2010. EGB’s official investigation has concluded that this did not contribute to his catastrophic fetlock injury at Hexham. But the EGB board is to discuss rule changes after receiving “numerous” emails from members.

Ijaaz, a well-bred Arabian by Narim-Ivory Wings, is understood to have been loaned earlier this year to Danielle Coulson, also known as Danielle Gray, who was herself returning to endurance after a break...

Read more at http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/endurance-gb-to-review-rest-and-return-to-competition-procedure-511327#RrYfjYTvMSCVY63t.99