Wednesday, July 22, 2020

CAS Reduces Suspension After Tryon Endurance Fiasco

HorseSport.com - Full Article

Sport’s highest court says the Spanish chef d’equipe was provoked before shouting at the ground jury for cancelling the WEG 2018 ride.

By: Pippa Cuckson | July 21, 2020
Dr. Ignasi Casas Vaque, the chef d’equipe at the centre of angry scenes when the 2018 WEG endurance ride was called off, has had his one-year suspension for “incorrect behaviour” reduced to three months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

A one-year suspension – long since served – was handed down by the FEI Tribunal in February 2019. Casas Vaque was chef d’equipe of the Spanish team, who were in gold medal position when the ride was finally called off in worsening conditions, having already been subject to a false start and a re-start.

The FEI had argued he had obligations to the FEI because of his many senior roles in international endurance, including deputy chairmanship of the FEI endurance committee.

CAS did find that Casas Vaque behaved incorrectly under FEI General Regulations, especially as a senior official and veterinarian; he was “very negligent” for someone of his status, especially as the incident was filmed and gained “significant attention” on the internet...

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