Rolex Alleged Abuse Hearing Held; Decision Expected within 30 Days

According to a statement released today (June 25) by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the hearing in the case of alleged abuse at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event involving rider Amy Tryon was held earlier today.

Tryon's mount, Le Samurai, was injured April 28 during the cross-country portion of the event and was subsequently euthanatized.

The hearing took place at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and lasted from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attendees included:

Panel of the FEI Tribunal

  • Ken Lalo
  • Patrick Boelens
  • Erik Elstad

Present for the FEI

  • Alex McLin, FEI General Counsel
  • Laetitia Zumbrunnen, FEI Legal Counsel

Present for the rider

  • Amy Tryon
  • Kevin Baumgardner, Attorney
  • Andrew Temkin, Attorney

The panel considered the evidence, which included numerous witness statements and video footage, along with testimony from those present at the hearing, including:

  • Christian Landolt
  • Wayne Roycroft
  • Catrin Norinder
  • Frits Sluyter
  • Rebecca Broussard
  • Mark Phillips
  • Karen O'Connor

The panel accepted the evidence presented and will issue a decision within 30 days.

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About the Author

Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.

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