Saturday, July 31, 2021

Bermuda: Brangman Featured On Endurance News Cover - Full Article

July 30, 2021

The cover of the August 2021 issue of Endurance News — which is published monthly by American Endurance Ride Conference — features Bermuda’s Marvin Brangman.

Brangman and the Kaolean Machine, owned by Marcia Weilbach, earned Best Condition at the 100 Mile AERC National Championships in Montana last month...

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

FEI European Endurance Championship 2021 Nominated Entries announced - Full Article
17th July 2021

Ermelo, the Netherlands. Saturday 17 July 2021.

Ermelo will be the exceptional venue of two major championships in one week with the FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors scheduled on Thursday 9 September 2021 and for which Endurance World published yesterday the list of nominated entries.

Two days later, on Saturday 11 September 2021, the European Endurance Championship will take off. A total of 88 riders and 105 horses are on the nominated entry list for this 2021 European Championship. (see below)

Defending Champion Italian rider Costanza Laliscia singed present and is entered with two horses Assim Du Barthas and Xique Xique Heb.

For the teams classification defending champion Spain entered once again with a strong force. Earlier this year in Pisa, Spain claimed the team world title. One of their star riders Maria Alvarez Ponton is entered with five horses on this nominated list.

Power houses like France and Italy will for sure line up an impressive delegation...

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Nominated list FEI World Endurance Championship for Young Riders and Juniors 2021 announced - Full Article
16th July 2021

Ermelo, the Netherlands. Friday 16 July 2021.

The nominated entry list for FEI World Endurance Championship Young Riders and Juniors is now closed. The event is scheduled to take place on Thursday 9 September 2021.

A total of 115 athletes and 140 horses are on the nominated list.

The FEI Emergency Board Resolution on 24 March 2021 suggested to “increase the number of Nominated Entries for Horses and Athletes from 10 Athletes and 14 Horses to 15 Athletes and 15 Horses (i.e. 15 combinations).” This condition was a modification of the FEI General Regulations.

It is worth noting that no National Federation signified disapproval by the deadline of 24 April 2021. This FEI Board Resolution was therefore final...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Great Britain: ‘The hardest day of my life’: 1,000-mile two-horse trek - Full Article

Sarah Radford
18 July, 2021 16:21

A solo rider is hoping to become the first person to trek the length of Britain with two horses.

Elsa Kent, 22, has embarked on the 1,000-mile journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End in an attempt to introduce environmental education into the school curriculum, as well as raise money for other environmental projects.

The health and human sciences graduate is now nearly 300 miles into her mission, accompanied by 17-year-old quarter horse Rosie, who she has owned since a foal, and seven-year-old part-bred Welsh mare Summer, who she bought just two weeks before the trip.

She was inspired to undertake the journey by family friend James Greenwood, who spent 10 years riding across the world...

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Victory in Verona: Jeremy Reynolds and Treasured Moments Win the Fieracavalli Endurance Cup CEI3* - Full Article

by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 13, 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Verona wasn’t the original plan for Jeremy Reynolds (Dunnellon, Fla.) when he and Treasured Moments, the 11-year-old Arabian mare owned by Jeremy and his wife, Heather, made the journey overseas this spring. But a pivot in plans turned out to be a fortuitous one for Reynolds as he crossed the finish line to win the Fieracavalli Endurance Cup CEI3*160 km in Northern Italy’s Veneto region.

Reynolds was slated to compete as part of the U.S. Endurance Team at the 2021 Longines FEI Endurance World Championships in San Rossore, Pisa, but redirected when another horse at the off-site stabling prior to the competition showed symptoms requiring monitoring under the FEI’s EHV-1 protocols. With the 2021 World Championship off the table, the door opened for the CEI one week later in Verona at the site of next year’s World Championship.

“I was there to race, so I jumped at the chance to see the course for next year,” said Reynolds. “I want to race against the best horses in the world and I didn’t want to miss my chance...”

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Thursday, July 08, 2021

FEI Tribunal issues Consent Award in equine anti-doping case

08 July 2021
Author: FEI

The FEI Tribunal has issued two Consent Awards in an equine anti-doping case involving Banned Substances.

In this case, the horse Lucky Boy Du Jugant (FEI ID 106PN38/UAE), ridden by Ajamal Jamsaid Alam (FEI ID 10114848/UAE) and trained by Musab Saleh Al Marzooqi (FEI ID 10113747/UAE), tested positive for the Banned Substances Nandrolone and its metabolite 5α-estrone-3β, 17α-diol, following samples taken at the CEI1*100 - Bou Thib (UAE), on 6 January 2021.

The positive finding was initially notified as an Atypical Finding (“ATF”) following which further investigation was carried out, resulting in the decision by the Atypical Findings Panel, that this ATF should be pursued as an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.

Both athlete and trainer admitted the rule violation and accepted the consequences proposed by the FEI. In its Consent Award, the FEI Tribunal disqualified the horse and athlete from the event, and imposed an 18-month suspension on the athlete and the trainer. The period of the provisional suspension of athlete and trainer, which came into effect on 3 March 2021, shall be credited against the imposed ineligibility period, meaning both will be ineligible until 02 September 2022. They have each also been fined CHF 5,000.

The full Decisions are available here.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

FEI Issues Record Ban and $47,000 Fine for Endurance Doping Offence - Full Article

Rider-trainer Rafea Alamri used a cocktail of drugs associated with abuse in endurance by masking unsoundness and lowering the heart rate.

By: Pippa Cuckson | July 5, 2021

A Saudi Arabian endurance trainer-rider has been handed a record 7½-year ban and 35,000 Swiss Franc ($ CAN 47,000) fine by the FEI Tribunal for three separate doping offences over a 12-month period.

Two of Rafea Alamri’s offences occurred at Saudi Arabia’s new showcase endurance venue Al Ula in February 2019 and February 2020. They involved drugs described by the FEI as misused in endurance to mask unsoundness and lower heart-rates to get horses through the veterinary inspections.

The Tribunal heard that, each time, Alamri was aware of the previous positives before he tried to enter further FEI rides...

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Saturday, July 03, 2021

Popular Italian endurance rider Gianfranco Nassini dies at event - Full Article

July 3, 2021

A heart attack claimed the life of an Italian endurance rider during a competition in Tuscany last month.

Gianfranco Nassini, 61, collapsed near an assistance point before starting his second loop on Zambraby Zamirka in the Brunello di Montalcino Trophy at the Montalcino CEI1* 100km ride on June 19.

He received medical treatment immediately and was transferred by helicopter to the Le Scotte Hispital in Siena, but was unable to be saved...

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Great Britain: Outfit Moray rider lives charity's spirit of adventure on latest 220-mile wilderness trek - Full Article

By Lorna Thompson -
Published: 11:00, 24 June 2021

TRUE to the adventure spirit of the local charity she chairs, an intrepid long-distance horse rider stopped off at Lossiemouth's Outfit Moray on Tuesday as she neared the end of a 220-mile trek.

Chair of the charity's board of directors, Claire Alldritt (47), and her horses, Yogi and Swift, were following the Moray Coast Trail on the last leg of a journey from Fort William to their home near Keith.

Claire and her companions set off on Friday, June 11, and were taking in the coastal trail from Forres to Cullen.

From the start point the trio headed inwards towards Laggan and Newtonmore, up to Glen Feshie and Braemar, then north through Glen Derry, Nethy Bridge, and Grantown and Forres via the Dava Way before connecting with the Moray Coast Trail.

Over the past decade Claire and her trusty horses have tackled various long-distance routes across Scotland and around the Cairngorms, often covering around 250 miles in two-three week journeys...

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Endurance GB new Southern Champion - Full Article

Lucy Bennion

Endurance GB’s new Southern Champion Sally Mcilwaine, and her 15.3hh Irish Sport Horse, Winnie The Witch showed staying power in Sunday’s 80km title race ride at Three Rivers Ride, to complete and take the championship two years after settling for second place.

They completed at a gritty 11.6km/hr, with Sally’s verdict on becoming Southern Champion being it was a nice ‘surprise’. It completed a good weekend for Sally, having bowled round Three Rivers’ 34km the previous day with her New Forest gelding Tamba (registered as Ashurst Twister) at 13.7Km/hr.

Organized by Endurance GB’s Mid South Group, Three Rivers Ride is based from a large grassy venue at Tenantry Farm at Rockbourne near Fordingbridge, Hampshire. The testing route of distances up to 160km in two days, is made up of grassland tracks, undulating downland, bridleways, and some roadwork through picturesque villages...

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Wales: ‘We raced the last mile’: cob pips Arab to triumph in this year’s Man V Horse race - Full Story Natalie Clark 17 June 2024 A black cob triumphed in this year’s epic Man V Horse race, Georgina Silk and h...