HORSE TIMES Magazine :: THE LEADING EQUESTRIAN MAGAZINE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Add HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine to your Favorites Join HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Facebook Subscribe to HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Youtube Follow HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine on Google+ Pin HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine Photos Follow HorseTimes Egypt's Equestrian Magazine Latest News
HOME PROFILE ADVERTISE SUBSCRIBE LINKS CONTACT

The Leading Equestrian Magazine In The Middle East

Welcome To Horse Times
HORSE TIMES is a complimentary quarterly English-language magazine established in Egypt in 1997. It is the only English language publication in the Middle East dedicated to improving access .. read more..

Horse Times Magazine :: Winter Issue # 52

PUBLISHED WINTER 2016, ISSUE 52 FEATURES:

THE MOROCCO ROYAL TOUR
TRILOGY OF THE CHAMPIONS

THE 9TH SALON DU CHEVAL D’EL JADIDA
CARRIES A MESSAGE OF REVIVAL TO THE TRADITIONAL EQUESTRIAN ART

JUMPER OF THE YEAR
THE STORY OF BERTRAM ALLEN, A YOUNG JOCKEY WITH EXQUISITE SKILLS

GERMANY TAKE..

VIEW MAGAZINE ISSUES HERE >>

Horse Times Weekly Headlines :: Issue # 24

- FEI WORLD CUP™ VAULTING FINAL 2017: ITALY AND GERMANY TAKE HOME MALE, FEMALE AND PAS-DE-DEUX

- CHI ALSHAQAB 2017: SCOTT BRASH SCOTT BRASH PREVAILS AT THE CSI5* GRAND PRIX

- BOYD EXELL WINS HIS SEVENTH FEI WORLD CUP™ DRIVING TITLE

- ISABELL WERTH WINS IN GOTHENBURG

- VON ECKERMANN SNAT..

VIEW HEADLINES ISSUES HERE >>

HORSE TIMES RELEASES A NEW BOOK


ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES
NORWAY 2014

Download here >>
NEWS EVENTS HEADLINES ISSUES ARTICLES VIDEOS STREAMING BLOG
HORSE TIMES NEWS DETAILS
>> FEI TO INTRODUCE INJURY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM OVER ALLEGATIONS OF HORSE DEATHS
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Horse Times Egypt: Equestrian Magazine :News :FEI TO INTRODUCE INJURY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM OVER ALLEGATIONS OF HORSE DEATHS

By Pippa Cuckson - The Telegraph

The governing body of equestrian sport has pledged to introduce an injury surveillance system (ISS) this autumn in response to allegations that dozens of horses die each season while competing in Middle East endurance racing.

Following lobbying from European federations, who have observed a link between endurance racing in the Middle East and stress fractures, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has decided to monitor injuries more closely. In Europe and North America, endurance racing is slower paced but the Middle Eastern sport often produces average speeds of 26kph on 160 kilometre (100 mile) championship tier rides.

Last year, a study in the British Veterinary Journal highlighted injury-inducing averages of 35kph in the last 15-20km of the straighter, flatter desert tracks. Two recent seizures of unlicensed drugs – one in Newmarket in August and the other on a private jet at Stansted in May – were both linked to Sheikh Mohammed, the world’s ­leading racehorse owner and current endurance world champion. They included extensive anti-inflammatories and analgesics which Swiss equestrian federation president Charles Trolliet, also a vet, described as the “classic endurance cocktail”.

Sheikh Mohammed himself served a six-month FEI ban in 2009 after his horse tested positive for steroids. The Maktoum family have had involvement with a staggering 15 per cent of the 161 doping cases brought before the FEI tribunal since 2005, out of 130 other member nations and six other equestrian sports. Sheikh Mohammed has ordered an internal investigation into the two drugs seizures. The Sheikh’s junior wife Princess Haya of Jordan, as FEI president, had already convened a task force to examine the growing endurance crisis.

There has been no official recording of traumatic injury in any horse sport, but anecdotal evidence suggests four fractures per ride in Middle Eastern endurance is not unusual. The Belgian federation says fractures have reached “unimaginable proportions”. In April 2012, at the FEI open forum in Lausanne, respected French endurance judge Jean-Louis Leclerc discussed splitting the desert rides into a breakaway sport because of their negative impact on the rest of equestrianism.

After damaging media coverage this summer, steroid use in sport horses was criminalised in Dubai by Sheikh Mohammed. However, Swiss federation president Charles Trolliet said: “Steroids are only part of the problem. Sheikh Mohammed’s decree does not address the very large number of fractures we are­ seeing.” Concern about the link between high speeds and injury provoked controversy at the UK national governing body Endurance GB last month. International committee chairman Emma Miller stated that British ­riders’ performances at the recent European Open championships “showed we are moving closer to the leading endurance nations”. Top riders Tricia Hirst and Kay Trigg took to the EGB forum to protest that comparisons with the winning UAE team should not be seen as an achievement; Miller later resigned.

--Ends--

Photo caption: Major call: The FEI, headed by HRH Princess Haya, has decided to monitor injuries more closely./Reuters

This post was originally posted on http://tinyurl.com/ngppwgf

COMMENTS




Upcoming Events & Coverages



Olympia Horse Show (13-19 December 2016) - EQUIST (19-21 May 2017)

Copyright 2009 - 2017 © Horse Times. All rights reserved. powered by zanss.com