Saturday, December 29, 2018

Token Reimbursement Offered for Disastrous Tryon Endurance Ride - Full Article

December 28, 2018 | Comments
by: Pippa Cuckson

Countries represented in the abandoned endurance ride at the World Equestrian Games are to be reimbursed 1000 CHF ($1006) per rider by the FEI.

The token sum – equivalent to the entry fee – is described as a “subsidy” in a FEI letter to all national federations. It is accompanied by a reminder that the FEI was not to blame for the false start and other disastrous events at Tryon on ride day, September 12, and that the decision to cancel was force majeure.

The FEI board decision follows unsuccessful compensation requests from an undisclosed number of national federations. News of the “subsidy” has intensified anger on social media from riders who had been hoping for more detail from the Equine Community Integrity Unit (ECIU) investigation into that disastrous day...

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