Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Heavy scrutiny of endurance ahead of WEG in Tryon - Full Article

September 5, 2018

The world championship endurance race at the upcoming World Equestrian Games could well be the most scrutinized long-distance horse race in history, following a recent flurry of publicity around the problems within the discipline.

A group of six German endurance veterinarians have written an open letter to the German Equestrian Federation outlining a raft of concerns about the global development of the discipline. They asked that the national body pass it on to the world governing body, the FEI.

Five officials from the German Distance Riders Group, which runs endurance in the country, also weighed in on the debate, with their own open letter to the FEI.

Both letters follow just days after the respected group Clean Endurance released an A-to-Z guide to aid onlookers in spotting cheating in the sport...

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