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July 30, 2015

FEI Tribunal Releases Decisions On 2014 Prohibited Substances Cases

The FEI Tribunal announced final decisions in two cases involving positive findings for prohibited substances in 2014 on July 20.

Samples taken from the horse In Situ at the 120-kilometer two-star endurance competition at Mesaieed in Doha (Qatar) on Feb. 22, 2014, returned positive for the banned substance propoxyphene, a painkiller with local anesthetic properties.

July 30, 2015

Elizabeth Juliano Establishes Human Sport Science And Medicine Challenge for Olympic Preparation

The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation has announced a new fundraising effort, the "Elizabeth B. Juliano & Havensafe Farm Human Sport Science and Medicine Challenge," to help prepare the USET for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

Juliano will match contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 with the goal to raise $200,000 to implement the program. Gift commitments of $10,000 or more made by Nov. 30 are eligible for the challenge and may be paid over a two-year period (2015 and 2016). All donations are tax deductible. 

July 27, 2015

FEI Tribunal Lifts Provisional Suspensions On Guerdat And Bichsel

The FEI Tribunal has lifted the provisional suspensions on Swiss show jumping riders Steve Guerdat and Alessandra Bichsel, following preliminary hearings for the two riders at the end of last week. The lifting of the provisional suspensions will come into force on July 27, at midnight Swiss time.

July 27, 2015

FEI Lifts UAE National Federation Suspension

The Fédération Equestre Internationale Bureau has unanimously approved the immediate reinstatement of the United Arab Emirates national federation to full membership of the FEI following signature of a legally binding agreement between the two parties in which the Emirates Equestrian Federation guarantees that horse welfare will be fully respected and that FEI rules will be stringently enforced at all endurance events, both national and international, in the country.

July 21, 2015

FEI Provisionally Suspends Steve Guerdat For Doping

The Fédération Equestre Internationale announced that three Swiss jumping horses have tested positive for prohibited substances.

Samples taken at the CSIO5* at La Baule (France) on May 17 from the horse Nino des Buissonnets, ridden by Steve Guerdat to win the grand prix on the day of testing, have returned positive for the banned substances codeine and oripavine, and the controlled medication substance morphine.

July 19, 2015

Madden Anchors Historic U.S. Win In Mannheim

Mannheim, Germany—July 19-20  

As she’s done so many times before, Beezie Madden clinched a remarkable victory for the United States this weekend. The Hermès U.S. Show Jumping Team—anchored by Madden on Cortes ‘C’—was victorious in the 100th Nations Cup of Germany, held at the Mannheim CSIO5* in Mannheim, Germany.

The contest was exciting from start to finish as the talented all-female team of Laura Kraut, Madden, Kirsten Coe, and Lucy Davis were able to stave off the best efforts of top teams from Belgium and Germany for the win.

July 16, 2015

Rolex Central Park Horse Show To Return

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will make a return to New York City's iconic Central Park on Sept. 23-27. The second annual event will feature five days of multi-discipline equestrian sport and performances, ranging from Arabians and dressage to hunters and show jumping.  

The Rolex Central Park Horse Show will now host the inaugural U.S. Open in the in the following categories: jumpers, dressage, hunters, under-25 jumpers, and Arabians. Qualifications and schedule for the US. Open classes will be forthcoming.  

July 14, 2015

Ringside Chat: Matthias Rath Is Getting Totilas Ready

The famous Totilas made a triumphant return to the ring in early July after missing the 2012 Olympic Games and 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. And then on July 12, the German Equestrian Federation announced their team for the FEI European Dressage Championships and it included Totilas and Matthias Rath, along with Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Kristina Bröring-Sprehe and Isabell Werth. The European Championships are in Aachen, Germany on Aug. 11-23.

July 13, 2015

Brash Makes It Three In The Estoril GCT

The Longines Global Champions Tour stopped at Cascais, Estoril on July 9-11 and Scott Brash edged closer to the lead in the series by topping his third Longines GCT Grand Prix of the season riding the phenomenal Hello Sanctos.

Brash took the extraordinary win under floodlights in the big grass arena, which delivered sporting drama as many of the top 30 riders retired or were eliminated in the €300,000 grand prix.

July 12, 2015

Farrington Closes The Door On The $400,000 Pan American Cup

Calgary, Alberta—July 12  

McLain Ward kind of shook his head and conceded that Kent Farrington was simply unbeatable in the $400,000 Pan American Cup, the last class of the Spruce Meadows summer series during the Pan American tournament.

“It was one of those rounds that Kent does where the day is over basically,” Ward said.

That’s not to say Ward didn’t try, as did fellow American powerhouse Beezie Madden. But in the end, Madden had to settle for second with Simon and Ward third aboard Rothchild as Farrington flew to the top check with Voyeur.

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