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Friday, November 23 - 10:53 | Interviewed by Yeelen Ravier
"I HAD THE IMPRESSION OF ENDORSING THINGS THAT I DO NOT LIKE", BÉNÉDICTE EMOND BON
This morning, the French Riding Federation announced the departure of Bénédicte Emond Bon from her position of national endurance coach. Petrified of convictions and love for his discipline of heart, like a Nicolas Hulot devoured by its principles, the Southern decided to throw in the towel, feeling helpless against the continuing excesses of his sport.
GrandPrix-Replay: What motivated you to leave your post at the French Riding Federation?
Benedicte Emond Bon: Let's say that I recognize myself less and less in the discipline of high level endurance. There are many drifts that taint this sport. The straw that broke the camel's back was the scenario of the Tryon World Equestrian Equestrian Games ( read here ) ... It was beyond anything I could imagine. It was not even imaginable! This has totally demotivated me, and I do not see any solutions to the current problems. So, I feel helpless. I feel like endorsing things that I deeply dislike.
GPR: So you decided to leave, even in spite of the recent declarations of the International Equestrian Federation, which has in particular launched avenues for reflection on the future of your discipline?
BEB:For me, the FEI says it takes action, but they are just facades...
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