November 14, 2013, SUI ~ FEI Endurance Committee to present information at the FEI General Assembly in Montreux (SUI) starting November 7.
The FEI Strategy Committee on Endurance Racing has been established to formulate initiatives to reduce instances of horse injury and doping within the discipline of endurance racing. In the document for the Committee’s agenda, some of the proposed ideas to increase surveillance and remediate the excesses that have led to the Committee’s founding were:
Effect a trainer education program and certification procedure; Develop a trainer ‘Code of Conduct’ to which all endurance horse trainers must adhere; Establish a disciplinary board to investigate and review instances of trainer induced injury or doping; Maintain a permanent record database for each trainer; add Endurance horse trainers to be added to the global FEI standing points system currently used by leading riders.
The Endurance Strategic Planning Group Chairman: Andrew Finding (GBR)
Members: Brian Sheahan (AUS)
Jean-Louis Leclerc (FRA)
Saeed Al Tayer (UAE)
Joe Mattingley (USA)
Ian Williams (FEI Endurance)
Graeme Cooke (FEI Veterinary)
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