Recent News for Competition News & Issues


First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More


FEI Managing Several Prohibited Substance Cases

November 18, 2015

The FEI said a jumper and an endurance horse tested positive, and they issued decisions in other cases.... Read More

Olympic formats were the focus of the Nov. 12 session at the FEI General Assembly, with FEI President Ingmar De Vos (left) leading discussions with national federations on proposed changes to Olympic competition formats. The three Olympic discipline chairs--Frank Kemperman (dressage), John Madden (jumping), and Giuseppe Della Chiesa (eventing)--detailed the proposals to delegates.


Olympic Formats Take Center Stage at FEI General Assembly

November 13, 2015

Attendees discussed potential changes to the jumping, dressage, and eventing formats for future Olympic games.... Read More


New Synthetic Opioid Found by New York Racing Lab

November 09, 2015

The drug, AH-7921, is one of the novel psychoactive substances that continue to emerge onto the designer drug market. ... Read More

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach was greeted at FEI Headquarters by the stallion Sarango after meetings with an FEI delegation.


IOC President, FEI Discuss Olympic Agenda 2020

November 05, 2015

Olympic Agenda 2020 is the strategic road map for the future of the Olympic movement.... Read More


Accountability for USEF Drugs and Medications Violations

November 04, 2015

The USEF approved a rule change which expands the range of responsible parties for drug and medication violations.... Read More


South African Jumper Tests Positive for Prohibited Substance

October 22, 2015

The show jumping horse Felix Van De Mispelaere tested positive for vasodilator minoxidil.... Read More


TVMDL Receives Interim Accreditation From RMTC

October 20, 2015

The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory's drug testing lab is the seventh such to achieve this status.... Read More


UAE Endurance Course Attracts Nearly 1,400 Delegates

October 18, 2015

Further, an Emirates Equestrian Federation official was provisionally suspended for failing to observe the FEI rules.... Read More


Six More U.S. House Members Support Barr/Tonko Bill

October 14, 2015

The legislation would establish an independent authority to implement a national uniform racehorse medication program.... Read More


Uruguayan Endurance Horse Tests Positive for Guanabenz

October 01, 2015

LG Muneerah's sample was positive for guanabenz, a sedative with analgesic effects.... Read More


FEI Clears Guerdat, Bichsel in Prohibited Substances Cases

September 27, 2015

The FEI determined that feed contaminated with poppy seeds was responsible for three horses' positive drug tests.... Read More


FEI Tribunal Issues Decision on Salahdin Du Lauragais Case

September 18, 2015

Salahdin Du Lauragais tested positive for the banned substance reserpine, a long-lasting tranquilizer.... Read More


ARCI Committee to Complete Medication Reforms Implementation

September 16, 2015

The committee will begin work immediately and report to the ARCI Board of Directors in December.... Read More


OSRC Receives Update on Cobalt Study

September 04, 2015

The research will begin once the five Standardbreds to be used in the study have cleared a routine quarantine.... Read More


NYTHA to Invest in New Drug Testing Equipment

September 02, 2015

The triple quadrupole mass spectrometer will be used to screen for new drugs alleged to be used in horse racing.... Read More


FEI President Pushes 'Clean Sport' Message

September 01, 2015

The FEI is preparing to launch the global Equine Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Program on Jan. 1, 2016.... Read More


Commission: Indiana Grand Cobalt Results 'Pristine'

September 01, 2015

After 60 days of racing, all of the 221 samples tested were beneath the of 25 ppb (parts per billion) threshold. ... Read More


Attorneys: Horse Racing Drug Prosecutions on Solid Ground

August 17, 2015

A group of attorneys believe horse racing's anti-doping rules will continue to withstand legal challenge.... Read More


Pennsylvania Racehorse Trainer Indicted

August 14, 2015

The Thoroughbred trainer was indicted on charges connected to illegally administering substances to racehorses.... Read More


FEI Maintains Provisional Suspensions on Swiss Jumpers

August 10, 2015

The jumping horses--Nino des Buissonnets, Nasa, and Charivari KG--tested positive for prohibited substances.... Read More


Federal Legislation to Reform Medication Rules Discussed

August 10, 2015

Speakers at a meeting agreed that Thoroughbred racing should continue pursuing legislation to reform medication rules.... Read More

Eventing will open the Olympic equestrian sports, and the cross-country phase should be a huge attraction in the Deodoro Olympic Park venue.


Equestrian Sport Joins One-Year Countdown to Rio 2016

August 05, 2015

Equestrian sports will celebrate 104 years in the Olympic movement in 2016.... Read More

Aerial shots of the Olympic equestrian center at Deodoro taken at the beginning of July, prior to completion of the venue in time for the test event—the Aquece Rio (“Warm Up Rio”) International Horse Trials—which get underway on Aug. 6.


Glanders Detected at 2016 Olympic Equestrian Facilities

August 04, 2015

A horse at the site tested positive in April, but officials say the diagnosis isn't necessarily cause for concern.... Read More


FEI Issues Decisions on 2014 Prohibited Substance Cases

July 30, 2015

The tribunal suspended two riders and an owner for 24 months each after their horses tested positive for propoxyphene.... Read More