FEI and USEF Ponder Charges for Morrissey

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) are jointly initiating charges against equestrian Michael Morrissey for allegedly violating the organizations' rules during a combined Grand Prix and World Equestrian Games trial stadium jumping event in Wellington, Fla., in February.

The charges stem from Morrissey's alleged actions after his horse refused a jump during the event.

USEF Communications Director Joannie Morris and FEI Press Manager Malina Gueorguiev declined comment about specific charges or possible penalties connected with the ongoing case.

Morrissey was unavailable for comment.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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