UAE National Federation Appeals Suspension To FEI Tribunal

Apr 22, 2015 - 5:11 AM

The United Arab Emirates National Federation has lodged a formal appeal to the FEI Tribunal against its provisional suspension from the Fédération Equestre Internationale.
 
The FEI Bureau provisionally suspended the UAE National Federation on March 12 for an indeterminate period following an investigation by the FEI into major horse welfare issues and non-compliance with FEI rules and regulations in the discipline of endurance.
 
Prior to lodging its appeal, the UAE National Federation had sent a formal request asking the FEI Bureau to lift the suspension. The request was rejected by the FEI Bureau and, as a result, an official appeal has been lodged by the UAE National Federation.
 
The appeal process will be managed in accordance with Art. 165 Appeals of the FEI General Regulations and the internal regulations of the FEI Tribunal.‎
 
“It is disappointing that an appeal has been lodged and that the UAE National Federation has chosen to go down the legal route rather than seeking ways to solve the issues and make a lasting commitment to improving the welfare of the horse at endurance events in which it is involved,” said FEI Secretary General Sabrina Zeender.

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